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Primary Sources

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Primary sources are usually found in a library's Special Collections department.

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Government Documents

Government documents include any printed or processed book, paper, periodical, pamphlet, map, microform, or electronic product prepared and published at public expense by the United States Congress or by any of the Executive Departments, independent agencies, or judicial bodies of the U.S. Government. They are not copyrighted and may be reproduced freely.

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