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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.

HathiTrust U.S. Federal Documents Collection

Search HathiTrust to identify and access a growing body of digitized federal government documents. 

Key Government Documents Databases

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  Congressionally designated libraries around the United States.   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 online.  This page highlights some of the core subscription and public Government Document databases and links to research guides that provide more detailed information on particular types of government resources.