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Government Documents on Railroads: Government Documents on Railroads

Government Documents on Railroads


Government Documents on Railroads

Railroads have played an important historical role in 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, WALC, PMEL 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:

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. 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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