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U.S. Government Documents: Major Indexes and Documents at Penn

Accessing Documents through the Penn Libraries

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The Penn Libraries have been a selective depository for U.S. government documents since the end of the 19th century and holds a strong collection of documents back to the founding of the nation. The Franklin Catalog provides access to bibliographic records for older print material, as well as publications in a number of online collections to which the Library subscribes.  Also, Franklin Articles+ provides searchable access to a large number of full-text U.S. Documents. The Library has many documents from the 1960s - 2000s in microfiche, most of which are in LIBRA Storage and can be requested if needed.

As a Federal Depository Library Program participant, the Penn Libraries make U.S. government documents received through the depository program available for the free use of the general public. The Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is the physical point of access for using the Penn Libraries' Federal Depository Library Program collection. 

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