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United States History: Government Information

Resources to use in researching topics in United States history at Bowling Green State University.

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Other Useful Databases & Internet Sites

Documents Collections

The BGSU Libraries house collections of United States, Ohio, Bowling Green, and Canadian government documents.  For more information, see:

Web Sites With Historical Documents Collections

These are just a few of the many web sites that include or index historical United States government documents:

Laws of the Thirteen Colonies

To find laws of the thirteen colonies, see:

Useful Print Indexes

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publicationis 1900-1971
MAIN GOV DOCS INDEXES Z 1223 .A 1973x v.1-15

Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents 1789-1976
MAIN GOV DOCS INDEXES Z 1223 .Z7L47J83 v.1-16

Index to U.S. Government Periodicals, 1975 - 1987
GOV DOCS REF Z 1233 .Z915

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1895 - 1976
MAIN GOV DOCS INDEXES GP 3.8: