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Government Documents - Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Guide to publications of the Department of Justice, including crime, prisons, crime scene investigation, offender treatment, law enforcement, and related topics.

Covers of FBI bulletin

About the agency

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s mission is "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners" (FBI web site). The FBI was created in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation and was renamed the FBI in 1935.

Electronic/internet resources

The FBI: a centennial history, 1908-2008 book cover

Our holdings

We have many congressional hearings, reports, and documents concerning the FBI. You can search for these in ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required) and U.S. Congressional Serial Set (UHM login required). Please ask a librarian for assistance in locating the hearings, reports, and documents in our collection. In addition, we have many general publications, manuals, pamphlets, statistical publications, and other reports by the FBI.

The Government Documents Collection has many documents by and about the FBI. Series include:

FBI news feed

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Subject Guide

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