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Research with Government Documents

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

BC's Depository Status

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

Access to the majority of the Gov Docs collection is now 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.

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Celebrating 100 Years of the US National Parks Service.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks Service, Google has put together a collection of virtual tours combining 360-degree video, panoramic photos and expert narration. It's called "The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks" and is accessible right from the browser. You can choose from one of five different locales, including the Kenai Fjords in Alaska and Bryce Canyon in Utah, and get a guided "tour" from a local park ranger. Each one has a few virtual vistas to explore, with documentary-style voiceovers and extra media hidden behind clickable thumbnails.

Key Government Documents Databases

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