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Government Documents - A Guide to the Collections: Citing government documents

Government Documents Collection home page, with links to guides about our holdings of U.S. and intergovernmental publications and related electronic resources.



Online citation guides

Copyright and Government Documents

The United States government does not claim copyright on most of its publications. However, some publications that are prepared by contractors may be copyrighted by the contractor. For more information, view the Government Publishing Office's statement on public domain and copyright.

Copyright for state government documents is complex. Visit Harvard University's State Copyright Resource Center for more information. The State of Hawai`i and counties claim copyright on some publications.


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