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Government and Law Guide

 

 

SuDoc Call Numbers

Government documents in Carrier Library are organized using Superintendent of Documents call numbers, called SuDocs numbers for short.  The SuDocs system is arranged alphabetically, based on the agency that issued the document (A for Department of Agriculture, C for Commerce Department, etc.; see the chart below for agency classifications).   The next number in the call number string designates the subagency within the issuing agency that authored the document.  This is followed by the series and/or document title number, then a colon (only SuDocs call numbers have a colon!) The SucDoc number before the colon is the “stem;” following the colon are numbers that identify the specific title or piece of the serial publication. 

SuDoc Explanation

For example:

 

JU 13.2:IM 6

Immigration Law: A Primer, published by Federal Judicial Center, 2009.

 

Y 4.J 89/1:110-42

Comprehensive immigration reform : government perspectives on immigration statistics : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, June 6, 2007.

 

                                   

 Agency classifications used at the beginning of SuDoc call numbers:

 

A

Agriculture Department

J

Justice Department

AC

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

JU

Judiciary (Courts of the United States)    

C

Commerce Department

L

Labor Department

CC

Federal Communications Commission

LC

Library of Congress

CR

Civil Rights Commission

LR

National Labor Relations Board

CSA

Community Services Administration  

NA

National Academy of Sciences  

D

Defense Department 

NAS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

DC

District of Columbia

NC

National Capital Planning Commission

E

Energy Department

NCU

National Credit Union Administration  

ED

Education Department

NF

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

EP

Environmental Protection Agency

NMB

National Mediation Board

FA

Fine Arts Commission

NS

National Science Foundation

FCA

Farm Credit Administration

OP

Overseas Private Investment Corporation    

FEM

Federal Emergency Management Agency

P

United States Postal Service

FHL

Federal Home Loan Bank Board

PM

Personnel Management Office

FM

FM Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Pr

President of the United States

FMC

Federal Maritime Commission

PrEx

Executive Office of the President 

FR

Federal Reserve System Board of Governors  

R

Railroad Retirement Board

FT

Federal Trade Commission

S

State Department

FTZ

Federal Trade Zone Board

SBA

Small Business Administration  

GA

Federal Accounting Office

SE

Securities and Exchange Commission

CP

Government Printing Office  

SI

Smithsonian Institution

GS

General Services Administration

T

Treasury Department  

HE

Health and Human Services Department

TC

International Trade Commission

HH

Housing and Urban Development Department

TD

Transportation Department

HS

Homeland Security, Department of

VA

Veterans Administration

I

Interior

X and Y

Congress

IC

International Communication Agency

Y4

Congressional Committees

 



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