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Federal Government Databases

Briggs Library Databases

Government Agencies Online

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Adler, J.B., ed. (1975). CIS U.S. Serial Set Index. Washington, DC: Congressional Information Service, Inc. GOVT DOC/LOWER LEVEL J74 .C66 Doc Index

The Congressional Information Service (CIS) provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of subjects covered in Congressional committee reports, journals, manuals and administrative reports, Executive reports and The American State Papers. Miscellaneous Executive branch publications indexed include reports, bulletins and annual reports of Executive agencies and some serial publications.

United States Congressional Serial Set. (1846- ). Washington: GPO. GOVT DOC/LOWER LEVEL. LOCKED COMPACT SHELVING.

Briggs Library has an extensive historical collection of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Included within this collection are annual reports of federal agencies dating back to the 1800s including annual reports of the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Ethnology. Please ask for assistance in the Government Documents Office.


Primary Sources/Online Document Collections

Featured Resources

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress. The PILOTS Database is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS Database is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans.

Digital Public Library of America The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) have partnered to provide free online access to the Government information available through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

HathiTrust Digital Library HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

TRAIL Technical Report Archive & Image Library The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.

Government Internet Resources

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