First Tip: Search a country name as author
- Go directly to the library catalog:
- Enter the name of the country and use the pull-down menu to select [Author] or [Author-Browse (A-Z) Sorted by name]. The country is the "author," in this case. This will find publications published by various departments or agencies of the country.
- Under "Limit Your Search," select journal (to find annual publications of the government), or microform, or archival.
Second Tip: Use secondary sources
Use a secondary source to identify the title of a document series and search by title.
Note: Sometimes knowing the official name of the document series can be very useful. This guide on National and International Government Publications, from the British Library, is a great place to start. See, especially, the pdf document that accompanies the web page.
Once you have the document series title, you can ...
- Search the Cornell library catalog by title
- Search Worldcat (a union catalog of library holdings, worldwide) by title. Note: Print document collections generally won't circulate. Look for the "microform" format to find sets that might be available via Interlibrary Loan.