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International Government Documents
A good starting point is to explore the Collins Library government documents guide. Collins Library is a selective document depository, which means that we collect some state and federal government documents.
Many government documents are now published electronically. In Primo Search do a keyword search using terms that describe your topic, then use the left-hand facets to refine your search by Author/Creator: United States.
In addition, here are a few key sites for identifying and locating govenment documents:
Foreign Relations of the United States
The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
GovTrack.us is a tool that tracks the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology. You'll find here the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records for the Senate and House of Representatives, information on Members of Congress, district maps, as well as congressional committees and the Congressional Record.
GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)
Provides public access to information submitted by Congress and federal agencies.
HathiTrust Digital Library
A digital collection of print materials made available online by member libraries. Not all content is available to Puget Sound users, but many government documents are accessible within HathiTrust since they are Public Domain materials.
National Security Archive
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Thomas (U.S. Congress)
Search & retrieve legislation from the 101st to current congresses.
Search IGO Websites
Searches across the websites of major IGO's including the UN, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, IMF, WTO, WHO, and the World Bank, to help you find information from these websites including news, reports, working papers, statistics & data, and more.
E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search!
Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.
This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office: Collins Library 141
Request an Appointment with Andrea