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Battle Analysis: Additional Government Document Sources

United States Government Documents --Books/Media Searching

To identify and locate United States government documents in Rod Library about specific military battles, military operations, areas or countries in which the battles occurred, and information about military strategy, use the Books/Media tab located on the Rod Library Web page  Look at the left-hand column of the search results screen, scroll down to Location, and choose those beginning with Rod Library UNI Documents to find United States government documents.

The search will retrieve information about United States government documents available in paper copy in Rod Library, as well as some links to some United States government documents available through the Internet.

Government documents with the location of Rod Library UNI Documents are located on the Library's first floor (basement) in the northwest section.

United States Government Documents -- Websites

FDSys: Federal Digital System
For comprehensive searching of documents produced by the three branches of the United State government (executive, judicial, and legislative), including executive agencies.  

HathiTrust Digital Library Gov Docs Registry
Searches HathiTrust, a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, for government documents and either provides the full text of documents available through HathiTrust or indicates where the documents can be obtained.

Searching the Internet

www.google.com
One may also search the Internet for United States government documents.  Access www.google.com.  A search pattern to use is

[battle name] site:.gov

To retrieve information available on United States military Websites try,

[battle name] site:.mil

For example, papuan campaign site:.gov retrieves information about the Papuan Marker displayed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (https://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Papua%20508_10-6-2014.pdf).

If you retrieve 1000s of results, it may be helpful to add to your search the years of the battle.

papuan campaign 1942-1944 site:.gov