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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200B: The American Family

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts. Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, as well as lists of specific sources relevant to your assignment for this class.


This section primarily concerns documents of the United States federal government. Government documents of the states are organized differently for each state. A good place to begin for historical documents of the individual states is:

For more help finding government documents, contact the Government Documents Librarian, Mary Mallory.

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Other Collections