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United States Government Documents: The Congress, the Presidency, and the Courts.

Lynn Thitchener, Government Selector. With gratitude to Fred Muratori, creator of the original US Government Documents guide.

Readex US Government Documents Microfiche

Readex refers to a commercial microform set that reproduces both federal depository and non-depository publications listed in the Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog [Olin Reference Z1223 A18].*

*Readex has not been able to provide copies of all the documents recorded in the Monthly Catalog, especially non-depository items.


Through 2003, fiche are filed according to the Monthy Catalog entry number, usually in the form of a 2-digit year followed by a number (e.g., 92-1204).

Beginning in 2004, fiche are filed by SUDOC number. (Superintendent of Documents). Check the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications for SUDOC number.

The set itself is uncataloged (though collection-level records are included in the online catalog) and housed on the Lower Level, as follows:

Years covered Filing scheme Location
Depository microcard and microfiche, filed by monthly catalog entry number:
Note: A filled-in black dot indicates a depository item.

1956 -1981
Depository

Microcard

Depository items filed by Monthly Catalog entry number.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog (Olin Reference Z1223 A18).

Fiche are filed by the catalog entry number found in the upper left-hand corner of the entry.

The filled-in black dot indicates a depository item.

  Olin Lower Level, Compact Shelving

1982 - 2003
Depository

Microfiche

Depository items filed by Monthly Catalog entry number.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog (Olin Reference Z1223 A18).

See example, above.

 

Olin Library, Lower Level
Microform Alcove

U.S. Government Publications

Depository

Non-depository microcard and microfiche, filed by monthly catalog entry number:

1953 - 1980

Non-depository

Microcard

Locate by monthly catalog entry number.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog (Olin Reference Z1223 A18).

The absence of a filled-in black dot means this is a non-depository item.

 

Olin Library, Lower Level

Compact Shelving

1981- 2003
Non-depository

Microfiche

Non-depository publications from the Government Printing Office, filed in separate bank of cabinets (labeled Non-Depository) by Monthly Catalog entry number.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog (Olin Reference Z1223 A18).

 

Olin Library, Lower Level
Microform Alcove

U.S. Government Publications

Non-depository

Depository and Non-depository microfiche, inter-filed by SUDOC number:
2004-2007/08

Non-depository publications from the Government Printing Office filed with depository items, by SUDOC number.

Check the Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog for SUDOC number.

 

Olin Library, Lower Level
Microform Alcove

U.S. Government Publications