Government & Law

U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference Collection


 

The following titles may be available in various formats: online, print, CD-ROM, and microfiche. 

  • Links are provided to online resources.  In order to view many of these resources, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer installed on your computer. You can download a free copy of the reader.
  • Online resources marked with the following symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates:
  • The call numbers given refer to print editions, unless the words CD-ROM or Microfiche are appended following the location to indicate a different format.  For serials, only the most current edition is normally shelved in Reference; the older volumes are shelved in library stacks.  None of the titles circulate.
    For an increasing number of titles, no print versions are being produced; call numbers provided are for older editions only.
     

  • Microfiche with location "Lehman U.S. Government Documents" are shelved in the U.S. Government Documents microfiche cabinets, located in Lehman Library.

There are two large collections of primary source documents in American government: American Memory, from the Library of Congress, and Our Documents, from the National Archives.