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U.S. Federal Government Information: A Basic Guide: Pre-1976 Govt Publications

Specialized Indexes and Catalogs

General Indexes and Catalogs

Many federal documents published before 1976 are not cataloged in the library's online catalog. Some exceptions are the U.S. executive branch documents, 1789-1909 microfiche collection and many serials.

Use the shelflist in the Government Documents department (3West) to determine if a document published before 1976 is available in the library. The shelflist is organized by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) call number only. Use the resources below to locate the SuDoc number.

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