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Declassified Documents Reference System Online

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Description: Declassified Documents Reference System Online contains over 116,000 documents, comprising approximately 765,000 pages of material as of 2013. Covering major domestic and international events since the end of World War II, this collection of declassified material provides the foundation for research in political science, history, journalism, diplomacy, and international studies. Information relating to all major political and military events from every corner of the globe offers fascinating insights into U.S. government views, decisions, and activities.

This database enables users to examine documents originating from a wealth of U.S. government bodies and agencies, including Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice Department, National Security Agency, State Department, and the White House. Materials available for review include cabinet meeting minutes, correspondence, diary entries, intelligence reports, political analyses, and technical studies. The full text of every document has been keyed, allowing specific word, phrase, name, or date searches. Special search fields provide more targeted document retrieval options. Easily accessible digital facsimiles can be downloaded and printed as requires.

Important: The online version of Declassified Documents does not contain ALL of the declassified documents available. There is also a microfiche set in Davis Library, and a CD-ROM index to the set. The majority of the online and fiche collections are from post-1945.

To ensure a complete search of the Declassified Documents (including materials pre-1945), use the CD-ROM index to the microfiche as well. The CD-ROM is located in Davis Library Research and Instructional Services in the 'By Title' CD-ROM cabinet, and the product is installed on the U-Install CD-ROM machine.

Full text: yes
Access:  UNC-CH campus. Students, faculty, and staff or AHEC users affiliated with UNC-CH with an AHEC Digital Library account may access from off-campus.  (instructions)
Medium:  web
Coverage:  1940s-
Updated:  Continuously
Language:  English