Documents to the People (DttP)

DttP: Documents to the People is the official publication of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA). DttP features articles on local, state, national, and international government information, government activities, and documents the professional activities of GODORT.

DttP is published quarterly in spring, summer, fall, and winter. The opinions expressed by its contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent those of GODORT. Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply endorsement by ALA/GODORT of the products or services offered.

DttP is indexed in Library Literature beginning with volume 19, number 1, 1991; selectively in PAIS beginning with volume 33, number 1, 2005; and in HeinOnline beginning with volume 1, number 1, 1972.

Accessing DttP

DttP (2003-present) is available at

The DttP Digital Archive includes issues published from 1972-2002 (volumes 1-30) as well as indexes and other related resources.


To submit an article, news item, or other information intended for publication in DttP contact the editor at Please follow the submission guidelines as found in the Instructions for Authors.