Research guides

Presidential Documents

Onsite Lexis & Westlaw

Lexis and Westlaw, available in the library, include access to presidential documents. See below for more details.

Lexis

Public Papers of the President
Available on the library's Lexis computers. January 20, 1981 through current.
Composed of the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents and its predecessor, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents is the official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary. It replaces the Weekly Compilation as of January 29, 2009.

Westlaw

Daily Presidential Documents
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Contains text of press conferences, speeches, schedules and formal announcements by the president and White House staff. 1993 - present.

Presidential Documents
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Executive and administrative orders, proclamations, trade agreement letters, and other documents released by the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Executive orders: 1936 - present. Other documents: 1984 - present.