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  • AGENCY, LIBRARY, COOPERATIVE, & PROPRIETARY SOURCES Digitized Historical Government Documents
  • Cooperatives
    • Google Book Project: http://books.google.com/
  • 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
  • Federal Agencies
  • 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
  • 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 )
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Electronic Reading Room: http://www.foia.cia.gov/
      • Family Jewels
      • UFOs
      • Psychological warfare
      • Space weapons
      • Memos about other countries
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Universities & Academic Libraries
  • 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
  • University of Wisconsin
    • Foreign Relations of the United States: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/
  • 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)
  • Oklahoma State University
    • Digital Collections: http://digital.library.okstate.edu
      • Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties
      • Indian Claims Commission Decisions
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • VCU Libraries Digital Collections: http://dig.library.vcu.edu/index.php
      • PS Magazine, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
  • Yale University
    • Avalon Project: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
    • Text versions of important legal documents
  • Other favorites
    • David Rumsey Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com/
  • Other Favorites, cont.
    • Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports (French National Library): http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb37575968z/date
  • Proprietary
    • Digital Serial Set (Readex or Lexis)
    • Hein Online
    • ProQuest Monthly Catalog
    • Lexis Congressional Hearing Collection
    • Digital Congressional Record (LexisNexis; Hein)