Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's records related to individuals, organizations, and events or situations have been digitized and are available online.
In addition to the FBI files available online and in subscription databases, the Yale Library has many FBI files on microfilm. Note: some of these microfilm sets were digitized and included in the Archives Unbound collections mentioned above.
To identify FBI files in Orbis, try keyword searches like the following:
To see all of the available files, try a subject search for United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Archives.
From the FBI's website:
"The Freedom of Information Act allows any person—except fugitives, federal agencies, and foreign intelligence agencies—to request information about organizations, businesses, investigations, historical events, incidents, groups, or deceased persons."
"The Privacy Act allows U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted aliens to request information on themselves or another living person."