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Core Collection

Core Collection

The core print collection of the American Center Japan and American Center Reference Service consists of scholarly reference materials about the United States as well as U.S. Government publications. Our government collections focus on reports and other documents by federal agencies, and federal Congressional documents. After each title, you will find the holding information at the American Center Japan. Availability differs depending on the center. Please contact us for details.

Executive Branch Publications


Internet Resources - Public Papers of the Presidents


  • Foreign Relations of the United States
    Print: 1901-1976
    Web: Department of State (1945-1976), University of Wisconsin (1863-1960)
    Database: HeinOnline (1861-1976)
  • American Foreign Policy and Treaty Index
    Microfiche: 1993-1999
  • Public Diplomacy Query (PDQ)
    CD-ROM: 1988-1996
  • United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
    Print: 1950-1984
    Database: HeinOnline (1950-1984)
    * Slip publication Treaties and Other International Acts Series is also available (TIAS10727-12795). Treaties from 1789 to 1950 appear in Statutes at Large.
  • Treaties in Force
    Print: Latest ed.
    Web: Department of State (2011)
    Database: HeinOnline (1929-2009)


Internet Resources - Treaties and Agreements


Internet Resources - Government Information


Legislative Branch Publications
  • CIS Microfiche Library (Comprehensive archival microfiche collection including all House and Senate documents and reports, Congressional committee hearings and prints, and Senate executive reports and treaty documents)
    Microfiche: 1975-2011
    * Click here for CIS Microfiche holdings at each library.
    * Committee hearings are available on Federal News Service and also provides bill tracking and committee coverage.
  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-2005
    Print: Latest ed.
    Web: GPO Access
  • Official Congressional Directory
    Print: 1983-present
    Web: GPO Access (1997-present)
    Database: HeinOnline (1887-present)
  • Congressional Record
    Print: None
    Microfiche: 7/1/1982-10/9/1992
    Web: GPO Access (1994-present), Thomas (1989-present)
    Database: LexisNexis (1/3/1985-present), Factiva (1/4/2007-present), HeinOnline (1873-2006)
    * The following predecessor titles are also available from HeinOnline.
    Annals of the Congress of the United States (1789-1824)
    Register of Debates in Congress (1825-1837)
    Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
  • Congressional Quarterly Almanac
    Print: 1962-present
  • United States Code
    Print: Latest ed.
    Web: GPO Access (1994-present)
  • United States Statutes at Large
    Print: None
    Web: GPO Access (2003-present)
    Database: LexisNexis (1789-present)
    * Bills and public laws are searchable at Thomas.
  • U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News
    Print: 1968-present


Internet Resources - Legislative Information


  • Congressional Research Service Reports
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress releases reports on various issues related to U.S. politics. The U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service holds the latest CRS reports. For new acquisitions, please contact us.

    Print: The past several years on selected subjects
    Microfiche: 1992-2008 (Major Studies & Issue Briefs)
    Database: (1993-present)


Internet Resources - CRS Reports

(Last Updated: Mar. 20, 2014)

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