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Government Information: Federal, State & Local: Historical

A guide to finding federal, state and foreign government information.


Digital Collections

Retrospective Databases

Retrospective Print Indexes

  • A Descriptive Catalog of the Government Publications of the United States, 1774-1881.
         Poore, Benjamin P. Stacks Z1223.A1885d. 2 vols.

  • Catalog of the Public Documents of Congress and of all Departments of the
         Government of the United States
    1893-1938. Document Catalogue. Stacks Z1223.A13

  • Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1970.
         (Lester) Ref. Z1223.Z7L45. 5 vols.

  • Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909. Ref. Z1223.A113
         Search the Checklist online at the University of North Texas

  • Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government,
    Ames, J.G. Storage Z1223.A 1881-93. 2 vols.

  • Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents, 1789-1976.
         (Lester) Ref. Z1223.Z7L47. 16vols.
         A good index for finding SuDocs numbers.

  • Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government
         Publications, 1900-1971
    . (Buchanan) Ref. Z1223.A18. 15 vols.

  • Public Documents of the First Fourteen Congresses, 1789-1817.
         (Greely) Ref. Z1223.A1900a

  • Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 1895-
         Storage Z1223.A8
         The major index to all U.S. government agency publications is 
         arranged by agency and indexed by subject, keyword, title, and author.
         Historical indexes are available back to 1774.

  • Index to U.S. Government Periodicals 1970-1987
         Stacks Z1223.Z7I5
         Printed index that provides subject access to articles in U.S. government
         periodicals back to 1970. Check the online catalog for periodical holdings
         and locations.