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Government Documents on U.S. Foreign Policy: Government Documents on U.S. Foreign Policy

Government Documents on U.S. Foreign Policy

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Foreign Policy

Government Documents on U.S. Foreign Policy


The U.S. Government produces many publications on its foreign policy which are available in HSSE Library in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, and on the Internet. ManyU.S Government publications are accessible in the online catalog. Subject headings you can use to search the Library Catalog for materials on U.S. foreign policy include:

United States--Foreign Relations
United States--Foreign Relations--Germany
United States--Foreign Economic Relations
China--Foreign Relations--United States
Terrorism--United States--Prevention

The principal index for U.S. Government documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. This resources is also available online from 1976-present.  

Additional useful indexes include the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 which covers congressional committee publications from 1970-present, CIS U.S. Congressional Commitee Hearings Index 1833-1969 HSSE REF 348.731 C76, the CIS US Serial Set Index, 1789-1969 HSSE REF 328.73 C761c indexing historical congressional publications, CIS Index to Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990,and CIS Index to ExecutiveBranch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996.

Legal and Regulatory Sources for Conducting Information on U.S. Foreign Policy Include:

U.S. Code Title 22
Public Laws (1995-present)
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register
LexisNexis Academic (Purdue Users Only(Federal court case opinions)
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