Howard-Tilton is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (44 U.S.C. § 1901)
The Howard-Tilton Library Catalog is a great finding tool for federal documents and provides direct links to those that are available online. Search by keyword, title, author (individual persons, committees, or agencies) or subject heading.
Central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information. Note: Does NOT provide full-text. Contact the Research Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance locating a copy of a document found here.
Use the menu tabs above, or the links below, to navigate this guide. Each branch of the federal government (legislative, executive, & judicial) has it's own page, as do collections of declassified documents, historical documents, and statistics & data.
Formerly classified because of their sensitive nature, such as those related to national security or presidential records, declassified documents are later made available to the public, usually through the formal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process.