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Government Information

US and Kansas goverment statistics, maps, and publications.

Library Research Guide

U.S. Government Documents

Federal government documents are arranged using the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme. Below is the basic arrangement for the collection. There are hundreds of classes of documents published by each agency. The list of documents are available online at the Federal Depository Library Program website if you want to see the specific documents under each letter. 

A -- Agriculture
AE -- Archives
C -- Commerce
C3 -- Census Bureau
C13 - C63 -- National Institute of Standards and Technology
CC -- Communications Commission
CR -- Civil Rights 
D -- Defense
E - Energy
ED -- Education
EP -- Environment
FCA -- Farm Credit
FM -- Mediation and Conciliatory Service
FMC -- Maritime
FR -- Federal Reserve
GA -- General Accountability Office
GP -- Government Printing Office
GS -- General Services Admin
HE -- Health and Human Services
HH -- Housing and Urban Development
HS -- Homeland Security
I -- Interior
J -- Justice
JU -- Federal Courts
L -- Labor
LC -- Library of Congress
LR -- Labor Relations Board
MS -- Merit System Protection
NC -- National Capital Planning
NCU -- National Credit Union
NF -- National Foundation Arts and Humanities
NMB -- National Mediation Board
NS -- National Science Foundation
OP -- Overseas Private Investment
P -- Postal Service
PE -- Peace Corps
PM -- Personnel Management
PR -- White House
PREX -- Executive Office
PRVP -- Office of VP
S -- State Department
SBA -- Small Business Administration
SI -- Smithsonian
SSA -- Social Security
T -- Treasury
TD -- Transportation
VA -- Veterans Affairs
X -- Congressional Publications
Y -- Congressional Publications
Y3 - Y10 -- Independent Commissions

US Government

K-State Libraries subscribe to more than 200 databases. This list is intended as a starting point for researching various government-related topics. Search additional databases -- they may include government and political information.

Below are examples of major government websites. If you don't know where to start, please Ask a Librarian