Q. Where can I find databases of declassified government documents?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2022     Views: 2

To search for declassified FBI files, go to the library's homepage > Research Assistance > Search Databases.  On the landing page, Databases A-Z, type FBI in the in the "Search for Databases" box.

For other agencies' declassified documents, consult these databases:

U.S. Declassified Documents Online This link opens in a new window

Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Declassified Documents Reference System

The DDRS contains about 100,000 declassified documents from 1945 to 2001. These documents are from the U.S. presidential libraries and the National Archives, and deal with nearly every major foreign and domestic event.

Digital National Security Archive This link opens in a new window  Declassified documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945. Documents include presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, emails, confidential letters, and other secret materials.

Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Declassified Documents Reference System

The DDRS contains about 100,000 declassified documents from 1945 to 2001. These documents are from the U.S. presidential libraries and the National Archives, and deal with nearly every major foreign and domestic event.

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