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LIB180 - Government Publications: Home

Guide about using government publications for historical research

Searching the catalog for government publications

  1. Start at the Libraries homepage
  2. Choose the "catalog" tab
  3. Enter your search term(s)
  4. Use the facets on the side to select "government publications" under collections
  5. Scroll through the results to find something of interest

 

These instructions with screen shots can be found here.

SuDoc Numbers

SuDoc numbers are made up of the STEM (all the letters/numbers/punctuation BEFORE the colon) and the SUFFIX (everything that FOLLOWS the colon).

SuDoc classes are arranged alphabetically based on the leading letter(s) in the stem.  SuDoc classes file alphabetically no matter how many letters are used (ex. L comes before LC;  N comes before NAS which comes before NS). 

The number in the stem between the period and colon is a whole number (ex. HS 1.2: comes before HS 1.15:).

Both before and after the colon, an empty space will file before a space that has a letter or number (i.e. “nothing” before “something”).

FILING RULES SAMPLE SUDOC SEQUENCE

   :  before /

 Y4.Sci2:
 Y4.Sci2/2

  T22.19:M54

  T22.19:M54/990

  T22.19/2:P94

  T22.19/2:P94/2

  T22.19/2:V88/retest

  T22.19/2:V88/retest/989

  T22.19/2:V88/test/989

  T22.19/2:V88/test-2/988

  T22.19/2:V88/test-2/989

  T22.19/2:V88/989/student/militia

  T22.19/2:V88/989/student/spanish

  T22.19/2:V88/989/student/text

  T22.19/2:V88/990/student/spanish

  T22.19/2:V88/2

  T22.19/2:V88/2/989

 

 

 

 

 

   - before /

 Y4.Sm1:
 Y4.Sm1-10:
 Y4.Sm1/2:

    letter before date

 I 29.2:G76/4/cult.
 I 29.2:G76/4/987

 L37.2:Oc1/2/conversion
 L37.s:Oc1/2/991

    date before number

 J29.2:D84/982
 J29.2:D84/2

 L36.202:F15/990
 L36.202:F15/991
 L36.202:F15/2

    letter before number

 Y3.El2/3:B21/2
 Y3.El2/3:1/

 Y3.M58/summ.
 Y3.M58/2

 Y4.Ed8/1:101-Q
 Y4.Ed8/1:101-1

 Y4.N95:N95/pts.1-15
 Y4.N95:N95/5/pt.3

    nothing before something

 GS1.2:So2
 GS1.2:So2/4

 L2.3;16:
 L2.3/16-2:

 Y4.F76/1:C42/4
 Y4.F76/1:C42/4/985

 Y4.F76/1:C76/13/982
 Y4.F76/1:C76/13/982-2

 Y4.F76/2:Af8/12
 Y4.F76/2:Af8/12/rev.

 Y4.F76/2:S.prt.101-105
 Y4.F76/2:Sa2/7/982

 Y4.G74/7:N21/5
 Y4.G74/7:N21a

 

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