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LC Online Catalogs including PPOC and SONIC
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Some questions are better directed elsewhere:
 Local Public Libraries - most public libraries now offer online services where you may find the information you need.
 Local Federal Depository Library - for copies of printed government documents and Congressional documents from 1876-1973.
 National Archives and Records Administration - for census materials, military records, links to presidential libraries and original government documents.

   The Library of Congress >> Information for Researchers
    December 9, 2008