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PLSC 29202: Secrecy in International Politics

Using US Government Documents

Congressional material (committee hearings and reports, etc.) can be used both as primary source material, for example as a means of examining political discourse, or as background research information.  

Executive branch material consists of the Executive Office of the President and the vast regulatory apparatus that is charged with carrying out the laws passed by Congress and can also constitute both primary and secondary source material.  


The White House

State Department

Finding Government Publications

Additional guides to locating government publications.

Government documents can be challenging to locate.  Do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian for assistance.