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United States Federal Government Resources

Federal Documents

The Lewis J Ort library has been a member of  the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1967 and collects approximately 30% of all government publications, focusing on documents relevant to FSU curriculum and to the communities we serve.

Most print documents and all microform are located in the Government Documents Collection on floor two of the library and are arranged by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification numbers.  Some documents are incorporated into the main library collection, and can be found by searching the online catalog. 

Finding Federal Documents (SuDoc Classification)

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SuDoc Classification System

Government documents are organized by the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) system, rather than by the Library of Congress (LC) call number system.  SuDoc numbers begin with a letter of the alphabet that indicates which federal agency produced the document. The major document-producing agencies are listed below:

  • A - Agricultural Dept
  • C - Commerce Dept
  • D - Defense Dept
  • E - Energy Dept
  • ED - Education Dept
  • EP - Environmental Protection Agency
  • GA - General Accounting Office
  • GS - General Services Admin
  • HE - Health & Human Services Dept.
  • HH - Housing & Urban Development
  • HS - Dept of Homeland Security
  • I - Interior Dept
  • J - Justice Dept
  • JU - Judiciary
  • L - Labor Dept
  • LC - Library of Congress
  • LR - National Labor Relations Board
  • NAS - National Aeronautics & Space Admin.
  • NS - National Science Foundation
  • PREX - Executive Office of the President
  • S - State Dept
  • SI - Smithsonian Institution
  • SSA - Social Security Admin
  • T - Treasury Dept
  • T 22 - IRS (Treasury Dept)
  • TD - Transportation Dept
  • X, Y - Congress

US Government Websites & Directories

Congressional Record

The Ort Library has bound copies of the Congressional Record and previous publications back to the first Congresses on microfilm and in print.


  • U.S. Debates and Proceedings of Congress (1st - 18th Congress Session 1)
  • U.S. Register of Debates in Congress (18th Congress Session 2 - 25th Congress Session 1)
  • The Congressional Globe (24th Congress to 31th Congress Session 1)
  • Congressional Record (31st Congress Session 1 - 77th Congress Session 1)


  • 77th Congress Session 2 to Present (There is a few years delay until bound copies are published.)

Please see the Finding Aid document linked below for more detailed information on the volumes available at Ort Library.

The Congressional Record is also available through the Government Publishing Office's Web site from 1873-Present. (See links below.)