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Government Documents on Railroads


Railroads have played an important historical role in the U.S� political and economic development. They continue playing a vital role in U.S. transportation and in contemporary economic activity. Governments play an important role in shaping the development of railroads and in regulating issues such as cargo and passenger train safety, the rates railroads can charge customers, and other legal and public policy issues. Purdue Libraries have numerous government documents dealing with railroads. These cover the historical development and evolution of railroads in the U.S. as well as contemporary legal, regulatory, and public policy issues. Government documents on railroads are located in the HSSE, ENGR, MEL Libraries, and in the Undergraduate Library�s HIKS Repository..

Examples of Library Catalog subject headings you can use to search for government documents on railroads include:

Railroad Accidents United States
Railroads and State United States
Railroads Freight United States
Railroads Rates
Railroads United States Statistics
United States Interstate Commerce Commission
United States Surface Transportation Board

The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. This resource is online from 1994-present. The GPO Index provides online access to this index from 1976 to the present. Other useful indexes for U.S. Government Documents include:

CIS Index (1970-Present) HSSE REF 328.73005 C76
CIS U.S. Serial Set Index 1789-1969
(Indexes materials from the Congressional Serial Set and includes separate cartobibliography volumes covering maps.)
HSSE REF 328.73 C761c
CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990
CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996
Guide to U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF 015.73 G943

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