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United States Federal Government Information: Search Engines/Indexes/Catalogs

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Search Engines/Indexes/Catalogs

Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents, 1789-1976 , 16 volumes (United States Historical Documents Institute)
Lockwood Reference Z1223 .A115


Index to Government Periodicals (Infordata International)
Lockwood Reference Z1223.Z7 I5 (1970-1987)

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (US Government Publishing Office)
Lockwood Reference Z1223 .A18 (1929-Sept-Dec. 2004)

The Monthly Catalog was the official index to US government documents between 1895 and Sept-Dec. 2004.  Two supplemental tools are:

  • Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900-1971 , 15 volumes(Carrollton Press)
    Lockwood Reference Z1223 .A182
  • United States Government Publications, Monthly Catalog: Quinquennial Cumulative Personal Author Index , 1941-1975 (Pierian Press)
    Lockwood Reference Z1223 .A1823

U.S. Government Bookstore






Featured Resources

HathiTrust Digital Library -   A good source for locating older federal documents in pdf format.

ProQuest Congressional
An index to Congressional publications.

Catalog of US Government Publications (US Government Publishing Office)Indexes US government publications in all formats issued since 1976. GPO intends to add earlier documents in the future.

FDsys (U.S. Government Publishing Office)
Provides access to publications issued by the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Browse for information, or perform basic or advanced searches.

MetaLib (U.S. Government Publishing Office(GPO))
Searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases. The A-Z Resource List cites and links to sources covered.

NTIS  (National Technical Information Service)  -  covers technical reports submitted for government-sponsored research and development projects. Also included are reports made available by various U.S. government agencies and some foreign governments. Major areas included are the physical sciences, technology, engineering, biological sciences, medicine and health sciences, agriculture and social sciences.


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