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A catalog of publications of the U.S. government, including congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, as well as materials produced by the federal courts and documents issued by other federal agencies. Most are available in the Harold Washington Library Center's Government Publications Department, and many are available online. Coverage begins in 1976.
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