Federal Digital System (FDsys)

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to:

Search for documents and publications - FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.

Browse for documents and publications - FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, and date.

Access metadata about documents and publications - FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats.

Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats - With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.

FDsys is:

  • A Content Management System
    FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity.

  • A Preservation Repository
    The repository guarantees long-term preservation and access to digital Government content. To meet this critical need for permanent access to Federal Government information, FDsys follows archival system standards.

  • An Advanced Search Engine
    FDsys combines modern search technology with extensive metadata creation to ensure the highest quality search experience.




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