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The following texts, guides and indexes aid in locating government information. (*R precedes Library of Congress call numbers, which are on items on the Open Reference Shelves of the Lower Level of the Science, Industry and Business Library or at the McGraw Desk).

Texts


Robinson, J.S. Tapping the Government Grapevine (concise, to the point) - *R ZA 5055 .U6 .R63 (McGraw Desk)

Sears, J.L. & Moody, M.K. Using Government Information Sources (subject approach) - *R Z 1223 .Z7. S4 (McGraw Desk)

Morehead, J. Introduction to United States Government Information Sources (sometimes verbose, but good for background information) - *R Z 1223 .M674 (McGraw Desk)

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Guides


Andriot, J.L. Guide to U.S. Government Publications (listing in Superintendent of Documents order, indexed by agency and title; useful also for tracing agencies’ histories) - *R Z 1223.Z7 A574 (McGraw Desk)

List of Classes of U.S. Government Publications Available for Selection by Depository Libraries - *R Z 123.A7L57 (McGraw Desk)

Guide to Popular U.S. Government Publications (subject and title indexes) - *R Z 1223 .Z7 .B35

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Directories


United States Government Manual - *R JK 421.A3 (McGraw Desk - Latest edition)

Official Congressional Directory - *R JK 1011.C6

Congressional Directory on GPO Access

Congressional Yellow Book - *R JK 1083.B55

Federal Yellow Book - *R JK 6 .F45

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Catalogs/Indexes


Poore Descriptive Catalogue...1774-1881 - *R Z 1223.U56

Ames Comprehensive Index...1881-1893 - *R Z 1223.U58

Checklist of U.S. Public Documents 1789-1909 - *R Z 1223.A113

Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

  • Printed version: 1893/95- *R Z 1223.U58M
  • Database: July 1976- (Electronic Information Center and Cullman Reading Room)
  • Internet(WWW): 1994- www.gpoaccess.gov/cgp/index.html

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog (1895-1899) - *R Z 1223.A1.K36

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog (1900-1971) - *R Z 1223.A1.K36

Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents (1789-1976) - *R Z 1223.Z7