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U.S. Federal Documents

Northwestern University Libraries have been a U.S. Federal Depository Library since 1876. Our collection includes materials in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, DVD formats and online formats. This guide is based on a similar guide by Kelly Smith at UCSD.

Major publications of the federal government

This list includes titles that comprise the FDLP's "Basic Collection" and "Essential Titles for Public Use in Paper or Other Tangible Format," as well as titles frequently used for general reference assistance.

NUL has alternate access points (print, microfilm/fiche, cd-rom, online databases) for many of these resources; if the links do not include date coverage of interest, please search NUSearch or contact us for additional help.

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