About Public Documents Masterfile

Public Documents Masterfile makes quality primary research easier. It enables a single search for indexes and records for over 200 years of U.S. Federal government information.

The database contains detailed cumulative index content from 19 sources. Search contemporary documents alongside historical ones. It covers materials directly related to politics and government alongside materials in the physical sciences, technology, law, agriculture, and the social sciences.

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Public Documents Masterfile saves me about 100 hours a year just in finding SuDoc numbers.
Kathy Edwards, Nevada State Library and Archives

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Data-Planet Datasheets now fully Indexed within Public Documents Masterfile

Aldie, Va., September, 19, 2014-  Paratext­­­TM announces that Data-Planet’s complete collection is now indexed, linked, and integrated into Public Documents MasterfileTM.  Researchers can now query over 106,000 records of aggregated federally-sourced data from 1789 to present.   Libraries who subscribe to both services can link directly […]

Data-Planet Datasheets to be Indexed in Public Documents Masterfile

ALDIE, Va., January 21, 2013-Paratext™ is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with Data-Planet™to index an extensive collection of Data-Planet DataSheets within Public Documents Masterfile™ (PDM). Libraries who subscribe to both properties will link directly from […]