West Virginia State College Government Documents GPO

Government Documents

As a selective depository for federal documents the Library owns a number of government publications and periodicals. Most government documents are catalogued with Library of Congress classification numbers and interfiled with the collection. Reference items are located with Reference materials, periodical government documents shelved with "paper" items in the Periodical Room and other materials shelved with circulating materials. Lesser items are housed in the Reference Room under their SuDoc classification numbers.

Major Agency Designations for SuDoc Classification

AAgriculture Department
AENational Archives and Records Administration
CCommerce Department
C 3Census Bureau
DDefense Department
EEnergy Department
EDEducation Department
EPEnvironmental Protection Agency
GAGeneral Accounting Office
GP Government Printing Office
HEHealth and Human Services Department
I Interior Department
I 19U.S. Geological Survey
JJustice Department
JUJudiciary
LLabor Department
LCLibrary of Congress
NASNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NFNational Endowment for the Humanities
NSNational Science Foundation
PPostal Service
PMOffice of Personnel Management
PRPresident
PREXExecutive Office of the President
PRVPVice President
SState Department
SBA Small Business Administration
SISmithsonian
SSASocial Security Administration
TTreasury Department
TDTransportation Department
VAVeteran Affairs Department
X, YCongress
Y 3Congressional commissions and independent agencies
Y 10Congressional Budget Office

SuDoc Number Explained:

example

Electronic Capabilities of Federal Depository Libraries. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office,

1995.

GP 3.2:El 2/2
GPIssuing agency, Government Printing Office
3Designation for subordinate office, Superintendent of Documents
.2Publication type or category, general publication
:El 2/2Identifies the specific title, El indicates a key word in the title

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