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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.

Covid-19 Update for the General Public

At this time, visitors are not permitted access to the Boston College campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote Government Documents research support and access to online resources is still available to you. Please contact Julia Hughes, Government Documents Librarian, for assistance. 

U.S. Federal Government Depository Library

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. Public access to the Government Documents collection is guaranteed by law.

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.

HathiTrust U.S. Federal Documents Collection

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

Key Government Documents Databases

Government Documents Librarian

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Julia Hughes
Contact:
O'Neill 309, Boston College
*Please Note: I am telecommuting and holding online appointments to support social distancing.*
617-552-4758