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Finding Government Documents

Guide to finding U.S., State, and United Nations documents in Vassar's collection and on the web.


  Vassar has been a Federal Depository Library for selected U.S. Government documents since 1943 and currently receives approximately 25% of the titles available in print through the Federal Depository Program.

Most publications are added to the "Documents Collection," arranged by Superintendent of Documents (Su Doc) classification numbers.   Some are in the Main Library collection (Library of Congress call numbers)  An increasing number are available electronically.

Use databases listed in this guide under the  "Current Documents" and "Historical Documents" tabs, and the library's online catalog to identify documents.  See the box on the right for document locations -->

U.S. documents at Vassar are available to the public.   

Best Places to Start


Documents at Vassar

Where are the U.S. Gov Docs in Vassar Library?

  • Stack I (Superintendent of Documents number)
  • Microtext Room (microfiche, by SuDocs number)
  • Main collection (LC call numbers)
  • Digital link through the online catalog or databases

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