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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

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 Executive Branch 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 Title 22
Federal Register (1994-Present)
NexisUni (Purdue Users Only(Federal court case opinions and Federal Register documents from 1936-present)
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