Availability of Legacy Government Documents Online

Laura Sare
  • Internet Reference Services Quarterly, January 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2011.582824

Digitized Government Documents Available Online

What is it about?

This article analyzes the online availability of a sample population of historical federal publications from 1943–1976. Results indicate that 21% to 26.5% of the sample documents are freely available online, with the majority stored in the HathiTrust repository.

Why is it important?

Federal government publications are important resources for primary source information such as statistics, history, legislative intent, and more.

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