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Government Information: Federal Government Information @ TCU

Finding and using Government Information in the TCU Library and online. The Library has been a depository for federal and Texas state documents for almost 100 years and portions of the collection date as far back as the eighteenth century.



The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online.


Finding U.S. Government Information Online at TCU

Important Links

Citing Govt. Info

Find Historical Resources in Print at TCU

Poore, Benjamin Perley.  A Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States, Sept. 5, 1774-March 4, 1881. Location

Superintendent of Documents. Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909. Location
For the online version of the Checklist from Evergreen State College click here

Lester, Daniel W. et al, compilers.  Cumulative Title Index to United State Public Documents, 1798-1976. Location

Buchanan, William W. and Edna A. Kanely.  Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900-1971. Location

Ames, John G. Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893. Location

Hickcox, John H.  Cumulative Index to Hickcox's Monthly Catalog with Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc) numbers added by Mary Elizabeth Poole. Location

Superintendent of Documents.  Catalog of the Public Documents of Congress and of Other Departments of the Government of the United States for the Period of March 4, 1893-December 31, 1940. (known as the Document Catalog) Location

Przebienda, Edward, ed. United States government publications monthly catalog; cumulative personal author index. 1941-1975. Decennial & Quinquennial Cumulative Personal Author Index. Location

Superintendent of Documents.  Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (title varies slightly between 1895-2000). Continued by: Catalog of Government Publications. Location: Government Document Stacks, Call No: GP 3.8

Guide to U.S. Government Publications. (also known as Andriot after the original editor) Location