ERIC Number: ED225583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Accessing United States Government Publications in the Georgia Southern College Library.
Walshak, Lynn G.
Developed for use in the library and in government documents classes, this paper provides instruction in the identification and location of U.S. government publications in a specific depository library. The importance of government documents is noted. An explanation of the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification scheme as found in the "Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications" is given, as well as the means of determining whether a document is held by the library. The largest part of the paper describes the catalogs, indexes, and abstracts used to identify government documents. This discussion groups the reference tools according to whether a search is being conducted for current, retrospective, or specialized material. The numbering system of the SuDoc classification system is further examined as part of a section on the arrangement of the documents collection. Brief discussions of legislation and congressional publications, and the circulation of government documents conclude the paper. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia Southern College