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Government Documents Ready Reference Online Shelf: Home

Use these links to navigate U.S. federal government reference resources.

Intro to Reference Docs

Since nearly all government documents are online - including reference documents - you can use this guide to find government reference information. The guide is arranged by Superintendent of Documents classification. This is an agency-based classification system, rather than a subject-based system (such as the Library of Congress classification system). You can read more about the SuDocs system here.

AE National Archives and Records Administration

C Departmet of Commerce

D Department of Defense

ED Department of Education

GP Government Printing Office

GS General Services Administration

HE Department of Health and Human Services

HS Deptartment of Homeland Security

ITC International Trade Commission

J Department of Justice

L Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

EP Environmental Protection Agency

LC Library of Congress

NS National Science Board

PREX Executive Office of the President

S Department of State

SI Smithsonian Institution

SSA Social Security Administration

TD Department of Transportation

Y Congress

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