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Government Information on Maritime Shipping: Govt. Information on Shipping

This guide provides access to a wide variety of government information resources on shipping. It will cover resources from the U.S. Government, Indiana State Government, and various foreign and international government organizations.

Government Information on Shipping

Purdue Libraries provide access to many government information resources on maritime shipping.  This guide will cover civilian aspects on maritime shipping including domestic and international trade, laws, legislation, and regulations.  It will also cover the policymaking process affecting this industry in the U.S., individual states such as Indiana, foreign national governments, and international government organizations.  Examples of Library of Congress subject searches you can use to find books and government information resources on this topic in the libraries online catalog include:

Inland Waterways

Maritime Law

Merchant Marine United States

Pacific Area Strategic Aspects

Shipping United States

United States Coast Guard

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