U.S. Government Documents

Tulane Libraries collect, house, and provide access to a wide range of U.S. federal and Louisiana state government documents.

U.S. Federal Government Documents

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (44 U.S.C. 1901). To locate United States government documents at the library enter keywords to describe your subject matter in the Library Search interface and limit your results to include only Government Documents in the left-hand column of the results page. View this video tutorial for locating Government Documents or see this government documents guide.

Louisiana State Documents

Tulane University Special Collections maintains a collection of Louisiana state documents that extends from statehood to the present, as part of its Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) in Jones Hall. As a selective Louisiana Public Documents Depository, LaRC acquires essential state documents plus additional state publications related to areas of academic interest. Its collection of published state documents predates the state's document depository program, and so its collection of 19th century state documents is one of the strongest in Louisiana. These are discoverable through the Library Search interface.