By: Chloe Martin
This month, the U.S. Government Publishing Office introduced the world to govinfo, a beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) as the go-to resource for federal primary law from all three branches of government. Read our Q&A to learn more.
How does govinfo differ from FDsys?
The content available for access will not change, but govinfo offers some new and improved features:
- New ways to browse content (alphabetically and by category);
- Responsive design for better display on mobile devices;
- More choices for sharing pages and content on social media;
- Enhanced search filters; and
- The brand new “related documents” feature which will display other documents within govinfo that relate to or reference a particular document.
Who can access govinfo?
Everyone. Govinfo, like FDsys, is available to the public.
What major resources are available to search and browse on govinfo?
- The Federal Register
- The Code of Federal Regulations
- The Federal Budget
- The U.S. Code
- Congressional Bills
- Statutes at Large
- The Congressional Record
- Congressional Calendars, Hearings, and Reports
- U.S. Court Opinions, including SCOTUS decisions
How can I access govinfo?
The GPO is requesting public feedback on its new site; visit this survey to tell the GPO what you think!