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U.S. Government Documents: Home

Created by Fred Muratori

United States Government Documents Online and in Olin & Uris Libraries

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Statement of Purpose

This page is intended to function as a pathfinder for locating U.S. government publications: (1) accessible through the Cornell University Library portal, and (2) housed in Olin and Uris Library print and microform collections. There are many government document sets held by other CU libraries, such as Law and ILR, but those holdings lie outside the scope of this finding aid. Consult the Classic CU Library Catalog for non-Olin/Uris locations.




A helpful (if dated) starting point for information on search strategy and sources of U.S. documents -- both in printed and online form -- is Using Government Information Sources: Electronic and In Print. Oryx Press, 2001. (Olin Ref Z 1223 Z7 S4x 2001).

Also, see Internet and Online Sources of U.S. Legislative and Regulatory Information, by Richard J. McKinney for descriptive information and a comparison chart of online legislative and regulatory sites.


For more US government resources see: American Government and Politics by Lynn Thitchener.

About This Guide

This library guide has been updated and expanded from US Government Documents: Guide to Locations at Cornell (1995) by Susan Szasz Palmer and adapted for the web by Fred Muratori, Research & Learning Services, Olin & Uris Libraries, Cornell University. It is currently being updated by Lynn Thitchener (

(Note: This guide was created for the specific, local needs of the Cornell community and is predicated on Cornell University Library holdings. It is not intended to be a generic US government documents finding aid.)