U.S. Government Information -- Guide to the tangible Federal Depository Collection : SuDoc Classification System

The KU Libraries services as the Regional Federal Depository for the state of Kansas and has extensive holdings of tangible government publications. This guide describes the collection, locations and access to these documents.

SuDoc Classification

The Federal Depository Collection at the University of Kansas Libraries is shelved by SuDoc classification.  The SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents classification) is a provenance based classification system.  Note: some serials and series titles are shelf with earlier or laters SuDocs.  Use the Guide to U.S. Government Publications to identify earlier and later SuDoc classification numbers.


Learn more about the SuDoc classification system:

SuDoc Tutorial

Search Databases by SuDoc number

SuDoc call numbers cannot be searched in the KU Online Catalog.  

To find the citation information by SuDoc number please try the following databases or ask for assistance.

The following examples are searching for the title Western hemisphere immigration, published in 1930.  

The SuDoc assigend to this Congressional Hearing is:

Y 4.Im 6/1:W 52/4