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Current U.S. Government Publications

The most comprehensive database of U.S. Government Publications includes items from July 1976 to the present. It is searchable by keyword, SuDoc number, or a number of other special fields and is updated weekly.

Older U.S. Government Publications

Describing over 1.2 million items published between January 1895 and June 1976, the Monthly Catalog, a comprehensive index to historical information published by the United States federal government, helps you identify important and useful information on all subjects.

How to Find a U.S. Government Publication

Federal government publications are arranged by the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification number on the third floor of the Library. Publications are grouped together by issuing agency. The example below shows how the SuDoc classification number C 61.34: 987 is constructed for the publication U.S. Industrial Outlook:

         Commerce Department (issuing agency)

61.        International Trade Administration

34:       Number designating the title (subordinate bureau)

1987   Date

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