Find a Government Document on the Shelf

Location information as well as format (Print, Online, Microfiche, CD) for government Documents can be found by searching the library catalog (iLink).  Government Documents are shelved in their own collection in the library - just look for the Government Documents sign.

Michigan Documents

Search for these via the library online catalog iLink.  All Michigan Documents are arranged by the Library of Congress number in the Michigan Documents Collection.  A White Dot on the spine of a Michigan Document signifies it is Reference and cannot be checked out.

Federal Documents

Arranged by Government Agency, according to the Superintendent of Documents Classification Scheme. Federal Documents have their own classification (Su Doc) Number and this is included with other information about that title as it is found in the Library's online catalog (iLink).

Location information (see below) is also included in the catalog record. Government Documents which are not classified as Reference may be checked out according to the same rules as checking out books. A red dot on the spine of a U.S. Document signifies it is reference material.

                                           TABLE OF LOCATION CODES

Catalog Location Code

Explanation

Check Out?

GOVDOC

U.S. (Federal) Document

Yes

GOVDOC-CD

Census or other statistical CDs. Location:Government Documents CD-Cabinets

Yes

GOVDOC-MF

Gov'mt information in microfiche format (4x6" film). Filed by SuDoc Number in GovDoc MF Cabinets

use in house MF Reader/Printer

GOVDOC-REF

Reference Book

No

LAW COLLECTION

Law Books

No


 

 


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