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Government Information: Superintendent of Documents Classification System

Sudocs Classification System

How to find a U.S. Government Publication

 

Federal Government publications are arranged by the Superintendent of Documents (Sudoc) classification number.  As a Federal Depository Library, we receive many publications issued by agencies of the U.S. Government.  These publications may include books, CD-ROMs, DVD, Internet sites, maps, posters, pamphlets, periodicals, and microform. 

The example below shows how the Superintendent of Documents classification number L 2.3/4:2006-07 is constructed for the publication Occupational Outlook Handbook:

  

        L                       2.                    3/4:            2006-07

Labor Department      Bureau of Labor Statistics         Number          Year of publication

 (issuing agency)      (subordinate bureau within       designating               coverage

                                            the agency)                         the title

 

 Here are the prefixes from the Superintendent of Documents classification numbers for some of the agencies that you may find of interest:   

    

A

Agriculture Department

L

Labor Department

C

Commerce Department

LC

Library of Congress

C 3

Census Bureau (Commerce Department)

LR

National Labor Relations Board

D

Defense Department

NAS

NASA

E

Energy Department

NS

National Science Foundation

ED

Education Department

PR

President of the United States

EP

Environmental Protection Agency

PREX

Executive Office

GA

Government Accountability Office

S

State Department

GS

General Services Administration

SBA

Small Business Administration

HE

Health & Human Services Department

SE

Securities & Exchange Commission

HH

Housing and Urban Development

SI

Smithsonian Institute

HS

Homeland Security Department

SSA

Social Security Administration

I

Interior Department

T

Treasury Department

IC

Interstate Commerce Commission

TD

Transportation Department

ITC

International Trade Commission

VA

Veterans Administration

J

Justice Department

X, Y

Congress

JU

Judiciary

Y 4.

Congress-Congressional Hearings

 

 

 

 

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