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Government Information

Accessing government information

Most documents can be located by searching the library's catalog, GIL-Find, by subject, keyword, title, etc. You may limit your search to primary resources with the facets along the left side of the screen from your initial search results. Each record will indicate whether the document is held physically in the library or available online.

All government documents are available for use by members of the Georgia Southern community as well as the general public. Access to government information on the Internet is available via the library's computers; wireless access is available via the campus and public networks. Ask for assistance at the Research Services Desk if you have difficulty identifying or locating the information that you need.  See calendar and hours.

For research assistance:

Phone at (912) 478-5032  

IM at http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/libref/imref.html , or

E-mail the Government Information Librarian at lgwinett@georgiasouthern.edu 

Call Numbers and Subjects

Government Documents are shelved using the Superintendent of Documents classification system, which is a provenance arrangement. This means that rather than a topical arrangement, items are shelved by authoring agency or committee. Call numbers are most commonly referred to as 'Sudocs' under this arrangement.

The FDLP website provides a guide to understanding the SuDoc classification system.

SuDoc Classification Chart

Government Information Portals

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