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Government Information (United States): Historical Government Information (US)

Resources for United States Government Information at UCSB Library

WorldCat Discovery @UCSB

WorldCat Discovery @UCSB is a way to find books and other materials located in libraries outside the UC System. 

Major federal indexes

Start your research by discovering what has been cataloged and indexed by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).

Major full text digital collections

While the quality of digitization varies drastically and none are comprehensive, these sources may help you discover additional publications.

Consult legislative sources

Here are some resources for locating Congressional publications that address the agency or office you are researching.

Find your agencies

Use these tools to discover agencies of interest to your research, and to learn more about them.

You can also easily browse this collection in the Main Library JK421 .U6

Other tactics

  1. Remember to search UC Library Search and the secondary literature for your topic.
  2. Searching a major news source can help you identify specific dates and offices of additional interest.
  3. For unpublished materials and official records, start with the National Archives Catalog.
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