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Library of Congress MARVEL

LC MARVEL, the LIbrary's Gopher-based Campus Wide Information System, is available to the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

LOCIS (Library of Congress Online System)

LOCIS is the Library's mainframe-based collection of databases including a public access catalog of bibliographic information, federal legislation, copyright registered works, braille and audia materials, guides (e.g., Science Tracers Bullets) and organization descriptions, and foreign law abstracts. LOCIS databases are available for limited hours.

LOCIS Hours: U.S. Eastern Time -- Monday-Friday, 6:30 am to 12:00 midnight; Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. LOCIS may shut down at other times for maintenance.

Library of Congress Z39.50 Gateway

The Library of Congress offers a Web-based Z39.50 client interface to a portion of its online catalog: the Books and Name Authority files. In addition, there are Z39.50 interfaces to over 90 online catalogs and databases, outside the Library of Congress. Hours of availability, where known, are indicated on each individual search screen.

Library of Congress FTP Site

The Library of Congress offers FTP access to a number of informational files and documents. The FTP site ( is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Vietnam EraPrisoner of War/Missing in Action and Task Force Russia Databases

These databases have been established to assist researchers interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel killed, missing, or imprisoned in Southeast Asia during or after the conclusion of American involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. The full title of this collection is "Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia." Task Force Russia documents are used to attempt to locate Americans thought to have been held in the former Soviet Union. These searchable databases of information are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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