New Database Tabs Millions of Public Documents

Now available to the Georgetown Law community, Paratext’s Public Documents Masterfile is an ever-growing trove of info on over two centuries of U.S., international, and foreign government publications.

Search by keyword, title, agency, date, etc. to retrieve records for documents previously indexed in official federal and state catalogs, congressional compilations, presidential papers, Canadian provincial publications, and over a dozen other collections.

Many records link through to documents on the open web at Google Books, Library of Congress, and other digital repositories, or let you view print and microform library holdings via WorldCat. Internal subject headings with hyperlinks also allow for easy navigation between topical categories.

The new offering is a complement to the 19th Century Masterfile of pre-1930 literature and periodicals, online at Georgetown since 2006 and also well worth exploring.

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