United States Government Information: Quick Reference Links

A basic guide to government information research at the Marrriott Library.

Older U.S. Government Reference Tools in Print

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900 - 1971.  15 vols.  Buchanan, William W. and Edna M. Kanely.  Carrollton Press, Washington & Inverness, 1973.  Level 1 Stacks: Z 1223 A1824.

This fifteen-volume set contains all listings from the annual, biennial and cumulative indexes to the Monthly Catalog published from 1900 to 1971.  This period of time saw many government publications and primary sources distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) of permanent value to researchers in American history.

Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents, 1789-1976.  16 vols.  Lester, Daniel W., Sandra K. Faull and Lorraine E. Lester.  United States Historical Documents Institute, Inc., Arlington, VA, 1979.  Level 1 Stacks: Z 1223 Z7 C84.

The United States Government Printing Office (USGPO) Public Documents Library was the most exhaustive collection of U.S. government publications available in 1979, when this Index was compiled from its holdings. 

U.S. Government Publications (Andriot), Batten, Donna, Project Editor. Gale, CENGAGE Learning, Farmington Hills, MI: 2017.  Knowledge Commons, Reference Collection: Z 1223 Z7 A5722 2017.

Originally known as 'Andriot,' this is one of the most important tools used by government documents librarians.  An exhaustive listing of the U.S. federal government depository collections by SuDoc numbers, giving a mini-history for each issuing office, agency and publication, plus notes on earlier and later sources and locations for the same information.

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