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The central Web site for finding government documents 1976-present. Replaces the former GPO Access.
1976-. Indexes all types of U.S. government documents, including judiciary materials and Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records.
Print Location: 4th floor West (Gov Docs) along the west wall
Use these to find government publications that are too old to be included in the GPO online catalog.
Cross-search several government databases, including the Library of Congress catalog, FDSys, PubMed, ERIC, and more.
Search WorldCat to identify government documents, including online-only documents.
Also available in print at Burling Ref. KF63 .U5x.
Also available in print at 4th floor West (Gov Docs) AE 2.106/3.
1789-. Provides access to the CIS Index—the most comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications—plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents. (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.) Also includes the full text of the Congressional Record, 1789-present.
1989-. Congressional information, including bills and resolutions. The best official government source for information on bills currently being considered in Congress.
Online access to the reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, from 1817 to 1994; contains many images. Also available in approximately 13,800 bound volumes. Please see a librarian if you would like to request the bound volumes from storage.
1789-1838. Full-text database of U.S. Congressional materials.
Free access to over 600,000 opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.
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If the full text is not linked from the database, copy down the title and the SuDoc number (a special kind of call number used for government documents) and search for the title in the library catalog. Be aware, though, that we may still have a physical copy of the item even if it doesn't appear in the library catalog! Many older government documents were never entered into Grinnell's library catalog. Using the SuDoc number you copied down, look for the item on Burling 4th, in the microforms room, and/or in the map cases on the first floor of Burling.
If you still can't find the document, you can ask a librarian for help searching, or you can place an interlibrary loan request.
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