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U.S. Government Publications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison : Searching by SuDoc

How to find U.S. government publications at University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries.

Searching by SuDoc

Searching by SuDoc

Many government publications are assigned Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) numbers, unique strings of numbers and letters that indicate the agency that issued a publication, and what kind of publication it is. At some UW-Madison libraries, U.S. government publications are shelved by SuDocs numbers.  

If you have a SuDocs number for the item you wish to locate, you can do an advanced search for the SuDocs number in the UW-Madison libraries catalog's identifier or call number fields.  Capitalization and punctuation do matter when searching by SuDoc.  You might find a record in the catalog that tells you what library owns the item, and what call number (which may or may not be the SuDoc number) you should use to locate the item.

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Beth Harper
Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Government Information Specialist

Federal Depository Library Program

As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the UW-Madison Libraries make U.S. government publications available to the public at no fee.

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