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Indexes to Government Publications -- Older Coverage

These tools can be used to identify publications pre-dating the 1976 start of the online Catalog of Government Publications.

Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

1895-June 1976 and earlier volumes are shelved in the Depository Collections on Level 2 area: GP 3.8:

Basic, multipurpose catalog/index, listing thousands of publications each year. Indexing by subject, author, some keywords, SuDocs call number, etc.

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900-1971

REF Z 1223.A182 (Volume 1 not available)

Commercially-published index to subject listings in the Monthly Catalog, dating from 1900 to 1971, providing references to Monthly Catalog listings.

Cumulative Title Index To United States Public Documents, 1789-1976.

REF J 83.L47 1979

Commercially-published listing of titles, dating from 1789 to 1976, providing SuDocs numbers and publication dates.

Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909

This resource listed Federal Government publications dating from 1789-1909, effectively serving as a predecessor of the Monthly Catalog.

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873

Texts of selected historical Congressional publications.

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