U.S. Federal Documents
Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)
The Catalog of Government Publications is an online database, in which you can search for full-text government documents in various formats beginning with July 1976. More than 500,000 records are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. Some of the features include:
- PURL's (Persistent Uniform Resource Locator) allows direct and authenticated access to online versions of documents from the catalog record. For example, a keyword search for Hurricane Katrina will retrieve several documents on the topic. The PURL, http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo9272, provides access to the full-text document: Hurricane recovery: federal government provided a range of assistance to nonprofits following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: report to congressional requesters.
- "Locate a Library" feature within each record to find a nearby Federal depository library
- Basic, Advanced, and Expert search options
- Searches can be narrowed to specific collections or formats, such as maps, Congressional, or Internet publications
- Search results or selected records can be e-mailed
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