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:
C Commerce Department (issuing agency)
61. International Trade Administration
34: Number designating the title (subordinate bureau)
The first step is to search the library catalog. For print documents, you can select Fed Docs 3rd Floor under the Location in Library menu to narrow your search. Many government publications are also available through the library catalog in digital formats.
You can also search Google. Many government publications are available via the web and easily found through a search. Try adding site:.gov or site:epa.gov (or another agency's website) to the end of your search to restrict your results to those domains/sites.
In addition, the libraries have several subscription databases that house online government documents. Use any of the links below to search for documents.
Select "Advanced Search" from the SCLENDS search page.
In the "Quick Search" option, type the agency call number.
From the drop down box, choose "Call Number."
Submit your search