Staff available in the Government Publication Department, Data Center, and EJ Resource Center to assist users are:
The Government Publications Department Office is located on the 2nd floor of the library in Room 224. The collection is located primarily on the second floor and consists of a variety of materials including:
The following services are available through the Government Publications department:
Federal government sources are available in a wide array of subjects including:
Government publications are included in the Library's online catalog (IUCAT). Publications are primarily shelved or filed using the U.S. Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system which arranges materials by the issuing agency. A number of the most used federal government publications are shelved in other collection areas of the library (Reference, general book collection and periodicals) using the Library of Congress system.
The IU Northwest Library has access to USA.gov, Congress.gov, and U.S. Census Bureau and is planning for a depository library system that will become primarily electronic. While the Library is not a depository library for State of Indiana publications, we purchase and provide access to a number of state and local government information and data sources.
The Indiana University Northwest Library became a Congressionally-designated Federal Depository Library in 1966, its primary clientele being the citizens of the First Congressional District of Indiana (Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties). It selects approximately 28 percent of all tangible (Print, Microfiche, Topographic Maps, and CD-ROM) materials offered for sale by the Superintendent of Documents. The publication of these Governmental materials is supported by citizens' payment of taxes, and, as such, there are no restictions on access or usage.
The majority of the documents are shelved on the Library's second floor; some are also located in Reference and the Second and Third floors of the Library.
Several documents in our collection are shelved using the SuDocs (Superintendent of Documents) classification. Our collection development strengths are Education, Health, Census, Justice, and Congressional hearings.
Current Lettering for SuDoc Class Stems
As of May, 2014, the current lettering used for SuDoc class stems selected by our department are:
AE National Archives and Records Administration
C Commerce Department
CR Civil Rights Commission
ED Education Department
EP Environmental Protection Agency
GA Government Accountability Office
GP Government Printing Office
GS General Services Administration
HE Health and Human Services Department
HH Housing and Urban Development Department
HS Homeland Security
I Interior Department
J Justice Department
L Labor Department
LC Library of Congress
LR National Labor Relations Board
NAS National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NS National Science Foundation
PE Peace Corps
PM Personnel Management Office
PR President of the United States
PREX Executive Office of the President
PRVP Vice President of the United States
S State Department
SBA Small Business Administration
SI Smithsonian Institution
SSA Social Security Administration
T Treasury Department
X and Y Congress