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    • 1. AGENCY, LIBRARY, COOPERATIVE, & PROPRIETARY SOURCES Digitized Historical Government Documents
    • 2. Cooperatives
      • Google Book Project: http://books.google.com/
    • 3. Cooperatives, cont.
      • Open Content Alliance / Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/USGovernmentDocuments
        • Has separate section for digitized U.S. Government Documents
        • Librarians can submit materials for digital archive
        • Better understanding of copyright-free status
    • 4. Federal Agencies
    • 5. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
      • Publications Warehouse: http://pubs.usgs.gov/
        • Annual Reports
        • Bulletins
        • Circulars
        • Open-File Reports
        • Water Supply Papers
        • Water-Resources Investigations Reports
    • 6. Census Bureau
      • Digitized copies of historical statistical volumes: http://www.census.gov/history/
        • Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
        • Historical Census Reports
        • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.: 1878-present ( http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/past_years.html )
    • 7. Forest Service
      • Treesearch: http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/
        • Research station publications
      • Forest Service publications are highly dispersed. It can be useful to visit individual forest or research station websites.
    • 8. National Agricultural Library Digital Repository
      • Many core USDA series: http://naldr.nal.usda.gov/
        • Agriculture Handbooks
        • Yearbook of Agriculture
        • Reports of the Secretary Agriculture
        • Agricultural Economic Report
        • Miscellaneous Publications
        • Technical Bulletins
    • 9. NASA
      • NASA Technical Report Server: http://ntrs.nasa.gov
        • NASA technical reports, 1958-present
        • NACA collection, 1915-1958
      • NASA Images: http://www.nasaimages.org/
        • NASA's images, videos and audio collections
        • Cooperative project with the Internet Archive
    • 10. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
      • FRASER: http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/
        • Banking & monetary statistics, 1896-1970
        • Economic Indicators, 1948-2008
        • Economic Report of the President, 1947-2008
        • Survey of Current Business, 1921-1999
      • ALFRED: http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/
        • Sets of current and “vintage” data
    • 11. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
      • Electronic Reading Room: http://www.foia.cia.gov/
        • Family Jewels
        • UFOs
        • Psychological warfare
        • Space weapons
        • Memos about other countries
    • 12. Smithsonian Institution
      • Smithsonian Digital Library: http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=1.1
        • Contributions series
        • U.S. Exploring Expedition
        • Biodiversity Heritage Library Collection
        • Mosaic of Science
    • 13. Department of Labor
      • Wirtz Labor Digital Library: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/library/digital/main.htm
        • Department of Labor publications
        • Trade union and labor history materials
        • Labor leaders’ biographies
        • Statistical abstracts
    • 14. Bureau of Land Management
      • General Land Office records: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
        • Land Patent search for all available states
        • Plat maps for some states
      • Montana plat maps: http://glo.mt.gov/
    • 15. Library of Congress
      • American Memory collection: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
      • A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
    • 16. Universities & Academic Libraries
    • 17. University of North Texas
      • Government information digital collections: http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/digital-collections
        • CRS reports
        • Experiment Station Publications
        • Federal Newsmaps
        • FCC Record
        • USDA publications
    • 18. University of Wisconsin
      • Foreign Relations of the United States: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/
    • 19. University of California, Santa Barbara
      • American Presidency Project: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu
        • Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington to Taft (1789-1913)
        • Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover to Bush (1929-1993)
        • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Clinton to G.W. Bush (1993-2008)
    • 20. Oklahoma State University
      • Digital Collections: http://digital.library.okstate.edu
        • Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties
        • Indian Claims Commission Decisions
    • 21. Cornell University
      • Making of America: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/
      • The Cornell site has the War of the Rebellion series for the Army and Navy.
    • 22. University of Virginia
      • Digital Collections: http://lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/
        • Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery
      • Historical Census Browser: http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus
        • State and county data for common topics, 1790-1960
    • 23. George Washington University
      • National Security Archive: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/index.html
        • Declassified intelligence documents
        • Selected documents online for free, others accessible through Digital National Security Archive database
    • 24. University of Maryland School of Law
      • Special Collections and Digital Projects: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/specialcollections/
        • Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
        • Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
    • 25. Virginia Commonwealth University
      • VCU Libraries Digital Collections: http://dig.library.vcu.edu/index.php
        • PS Magazine, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
    • 26. Yale University
      • Avalon Project: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
      • Text versions of important legal documents
    • 27. Other favorites
      • David Rumsey Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com/
    • 28. Other Favorites, cont.
      • Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports (French National Library): http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb37575968z/date
    • 29. Proprietary
      • Digital Serial Set (Readex or Lexis)
      • Hein Online
      • ProQuest Monthly Catalog
      • Lexis Congressional Hearing Collection
      • Digital Congressional Record (LexisNexis; Hein)

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