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HIST 3000/4000: Goverment Documents: Home

Using Government Documents for Historical Research

Learning Outcomes

After reviewing this research guide,  students should be able to:

  • Complete steps of the research process
  • Locate and utilize ECU Libraries' online and print resources, such as books, congressional, executive, and judicial materials.
  • Access and use library databases and other websites containing materials  which contain numerous types of government documents
  • Communicate with librarians to get help

Graduate 101

In order to learn advanced library skills, you will first need to throroughly go through the Graduate 101 library tutorial. Click here to get started:

RefWorks Tutorial Session

The Public's Right to Know

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) provides permanent access to government publications through Federal depository libraries and the FDLP Electronic Collection. The FDLP is a program of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) under the statutory authority of Title 44 of the United States Code. Depository libraries provide free public access to publications of public interest and educational value from all three branches of the Federal government. Depository library collections include documents in many formats, including print, CD/DVD, microforms and online.

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