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Government Documents Portal


Research with Government Documents

This guide describes BC's status in the Federal Depository Library Program and introduces major federal government document resources.

Boston College Libraries' Depository Status

BC Libraries is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which is a partnership between the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and various Congressionally designated libraries around the country.   BC provides access to government publications for both the university community and the constituents of the 4th Congressional District.

Access to the majority of the Government Documents collection is electronic.  This page highlights some of the core subscription and public Gov Docs databases and links to research guides that provide more in depth information on particular types of government resources.

Key Government Documents Databases

Subject Guide



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