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U.S. Government: Searching For Gov Docs Online

Basic guide to get you started in researching the federal government resources both online and in the library.

1. FSU Libraries Catalog


  • In the Format drop down menu, select “Govt Publication” and search for the publication using the publication title.



Example search for keyword "Agricultural Statistics" limited by Format: "Govt Publication"

2. Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)


  • In the CGP, go to advanced search, change the search field to “SuDoc class number” and put in the SuDoc for the publication you are looking for.


"SuDoc Class Number" option selected within "Search for word/'phrase' in..." and "A 1.7:" typed in the search bar


3. Google

  • After typing in the keyword for the publication you are looking for, include site:*.gov at the end to search in the sites that end with .gov.

Example text "Agricultural statistics site:*.gov" in Google search bar


4. U.S. Government Research Guide


Look around this guide using the tab menu located across the top of the page. We have highlighted various resources we thought would be important.

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