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Guide to U.S. Government Documents: Home

Access to information and documents created by the United States federal government.


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)

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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.

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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federal government (legislative, executive, & judicial) has it's own page, as do collections of declassified documents, historical documents, and statistics & data.