The (Public Link) Online Catalog (Online Catalog) is the catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. It contains descriptions of holdings and digital copies of archival records. Every week new descriptions are placed in the online catalog. Many of the records are described broadly at the series level.
It is NARA's intention to expand the coverage of the online catalog to provide descriptive information about all of NARA's archival holdings. While the online catalog's coverage grows, NARA supplements it with other specialized resources, such as the Guide to Records of World War II, and reference information papers, such as "Records Relating to Brown v. Board of Education." Many of these specialized finding aids are available in both paper and electronic form.