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U.S. Documents Spotlight

In recognition of our library’s efforts to make our U.S. Documents collection more accessible to our students and general public, we have been privileged to be listed as February’s “spotlighted” depository by the Federal Depository Library Program.  See .  The positive comments we received following a government inspection of our collection and services last fall noted:


  • Our equipment to allow free scanning of print and microform material.
  • Our large-scale retention review of our sizable historic collection.
  • A thorough evaluation of what we choose to receive in print format.
  • The integration of U.S. Documents materials into our regular services.
  • The preservation of older material in Special Collections.
  • Collaborative work with other U.S. depository libraries in Connecticut.
  • And a notable level of collaboration among our library staff.


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New U.S. Documents location

Every year, the Library receives several hundred Congressional hearings from the U.S. Government as part of our involvement in the Federal Depository Library Program.  To make them easier to find, new receipts will now be getting shelved in the Main Collection on Level 2 with other U.S. law materials under call letters KF.  Older U.S. Documents will remain on Level C.  Just note the collection and call numbers in the catalog and you will be directed to the correct location.

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New database for Environmental Sciences

GreenFILE is a new database for searching the literature in envrionmental sciences.  It indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

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