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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.

Rapidly Changing Internet Content

Content on web pages, blogs, and social media sites hosted by various federal agencies is constantly changing.  Use web archive resources to supplement your Google searches for older web content.  At this time these archives are separate silos which you must search separately.

Federal Web Archive Sites