Government Documents

Government Documents Logo About the USM Government Documents Collection

The government documents collection, located in Cook Library 2nd Floor South, contains selected federal publications distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are one of eleven Federal Depository Libraries located throughout the state of Mississippi. As a Selective Depository, the library receives roughly half of the government publications distributed by the GPO. Some of these publications are distributed in microform.

University Library's Government Documents Policies

Public Service Policy for Electronic Formats
Internet Use Policy
Depository Access Policy

Finding Government Document Resources

To find government documents using the library catalog, please follow the steps in the FAQ "How do I find U.S. government documents?"

Government documents are shelved using the Superintendent of Documents, or SuDocs, Classification System. You may read more about the SuDocs system at Mississippi State University Library's Materials Classification and Shelving System page.

To find more government document resources, go to the Government Publications Research Guide.