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Government Information Research Guide

How To...

How Do I Find a Government Document?

  • Look in the Library Catalog. Documents in our collections that were produced after 1976 are cataloged, right along with all of our other books, journals, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other materials! The catalog will also list many (but not all) publications from before 1976.
  • You can also check a database called Catalog of U.S. Government Publications . Like our catalog, this database only lists publications after 1976. You can use it to find publications of interest that we may not have in our collections.
  • Documents are stored at the West Campus Library. They have produced this helpful Page as a locator tool for the government documents collections which have not been cataloged.
  • You can find a list of SuDocs numbers and the agencies they represent Here.
  • Two other favorite online sources for government information are ProQuest Congressional for a vast array of legislative information and ProQuest Statistical Abstract, a great locator for statistical information from the government as well as other sources.