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Government Documents on Budgets: Government Documents on Budgets

Government information resources on budgeting

Government Budgets

Government Documents on Budgets


Preparing annual budgets is a vitally important activity for local, state, national,and foreign governments and agencies within these governments. Once such budgets are approved into law they must be administered by various agenciesand oversight provided by legislative or parliamentary organizations responsible forfunding these budgets and individual budget items. Determining how to handle budget deficits or surpluses is an important part of this process, as is determining the effect of prevailing economic conditions on governmental budget and tax priorities. Purdue libraries have many publications on governmental budgeting. Most of these are located in the HSSE or Parrish MEL Libraries. Examples of Library Catalog subject headings you can use to search for such materials includes:

Budget Indiana Statistics Periodicals
Budget United States
Government Spending Policy United States
Sequestration Public Finance United States
United States Appropriations and Expenditures
United States Appropriations and Expenditures 2016

The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 and is available online from 1994-present. The GPO Index covers this material from 1976-present. Another similiar index is Congressional Information Service (CIS)Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76. Useful indexes for additional historical U.S. Government budget information include the CIS U.S. Serial Set IndexHSSE REF 328.73 C761c and CIS Index to U.S. Executive BranchDocuments 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990.

The principal U.S. government agency responsible for preparing the federal budget is the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Located within the Executive Office of the President, OMB issues a number of publications pertaining to the federal budget. Examplesinclude:

Circulars HSSE DOC PREX 2.4:
Budget of the United States Government - (Current issue in HSSE REF. Also available in CD-ROM) HSSE DOC PREX 2.8:
Budget of the United States Government:
Analytical Perspectives

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