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Government Documents & Information: Federal

Government Documents & Information serves the university community and the general public. It is a depository library for Federal, State & Local government information.

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Federal Documents

Our Federal Depository Library materials are available in paper, microprint, microfiche, CD-ROM, and online.   We have a dedicated Computer Work Station next to the Reference Desk in the Central Reading Room, which is reserved to provide public access to materials from the FDLP, Federal Depository Library Program.

Many Federal documents are not cataloged by the Library of Congress system but by the SuDoc, Superintendent of Documents system, and many of them cannot be found in STARS.   

For Federal documents not found in STARS and published since 1976, you may check the Government Documents Catalog Services database for our holdings. For pre-1976 documents, consult the paper Monthly Catalog in the Central Reading Room, Encyclopedias & Indexes - Z1223.A18.  You will also find many documents listed in the new Catalog of Government Publications (CGP).

Our online Government Documents Locator is a useful guide for finding the older Federal documents that Stony Brook owns in a variety of formats - paper, CD/DVD, microfiche, microfilm, and microcards.  It is also availaable at the Reference Desk. Reference Desk (Reference Desk Collection - Z232 .U6 B3).

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