U.S. Government Information and U.S. Patents: Microbiology Subject Guide

NCSU Libraries online catalog

Federal government documents published since 1976 can be searched by author, title, subject, and keyword in the NCSU Libraries online catalog. Go to the Ask Us center for assistance in determining the holdings of documents published before May 1999. (A project is underway to incorporate the contents of the U.S. Government Documents Catalog, including document holdings, into the NCSU Libraries online catalog.) Everything that the NCSU Libraries has received since May 1999 has been entered, including holdings, directly into the NCSU Libraries online catalog.

The federal government documents collection includes publications issued by U.S. government agencies. Includes agency sponsored studies, fact sheets, handbooks, conference proceedings, Senate and House hearings on bills, and Congressional publications. Corresponds to the print Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. The D.H.Hill Library receives approximately 86% of these documents. They are housed on the second floor of the D. H. Hill Library and are arranged by SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents) call number.

GPO ACCESS (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html)
Access: Information System and NCSU Libraries Web site.
A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) that offers online access to a variety of official Federal government information. The service provides many databases covering subject areas such as Federal legislation, laws and regulations, the U.S. Congress and official reports and documents. The databases are updated frequently.


Many of the databases and indexes in the preceding sections index patents. For example, Chemical Abstracts indexes all patents pertaining to chemistry and the process industries. NCSU Libraries is a US Patent Depository Library providing assistance in searching and access to U.S. patents only. You may also search for US Patents via the World Wide Web using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Database