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U.S. Government Documents: Justice Department / FBI

FBI Files (Online)

FBI Records : The Vault (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The Vault is FBI's FOIA Library, presenting ~7,000 documents scanned from paper for online viewing and PDF downloading. Many of the files listed below from commercial vendors are available here, at no charge.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975). (ProQuest History Vault.)


Indigenous Peoples : North America (Gale Cengage)


Archives Unbound (Gale Cengage)


Digital National Security Archive (ProQuest)

Many DNSA FOIA request-driven collections have some FBI content. The largest number of FBI-produced documents appear in these DNSA collections:

FOIA Virtual Reading Room (US Department of State)

Starting with President Clinton's directive to declassify documents from many federal agencies on Chile's human rights record under Pinochet, the freely-available US Department of State FOIA Virtual Reading Room has included FBI documents in these collections:

FBI Files (Microform)

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