Federal Government Documents Tutorial Home

1. The Universe of Federal Government Information

2. Depository Libraries

3. SuDoc numbers

4. Federal Document Shelflist

5. The NCSU Libraries on-line catalog

6. Monthly Catalog

7. Monthly Catalog cumulative indexes

8. 1909 Checklist

9. CIS

10. Other Congressional Sources

11. Specialized Indexes

12. Patents and Trademarks

13. Periodical Indexes

14. Web sites


Guide to Government Information

Federal Government Documents Tutorial

*Note that the location and holdings information found in this guide may no longer be accurate; however, this tutorial provides reliable historical information.

Select a subsection heading for direct access to specific information or use the navigational buttons to move sequentially through this guide.

  1. The Universe of Federal Government Information
    What's published and what's available to the public
  2. Depository Libraries
    Sites that hold copies of federal documents
  3. SuDoc numbers
    Call numbers usually used in depository libraries and how to use them
  4. Federal Document Shelflist
    What documents are in the NCSU Libraries
  5. The NCSU Libraries on-line catalog
    The primary access to The Libraries collections
  6. Monthly Catalog
    The primary index of U.S. government documents
  7. Monthly Catalog cumulative indexes
    Indexing for multiple years
  8. 1909 Checklist
    A list of the first 125 years of federal documents
  9. CIS
    A commercial firm publishing document indexes
  10. Other Congressional Sources
    Some non-CIS titles
  11. Specialized Indexes
    Indexes to federal documents not in the Monthly Catalog
  12. Patents and Trademarks
    Resources used to search for intellectual property
  13. Periodical Indexes
    Indexes to contents of periodicals put out by federal agencies
  14. Web sites
    A few Internet entry points

This tutorial was prepared by Jack McGeachy, Research & Information Services.


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