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Government Documents: Gov't Information


Davis & Elkins College has been a FDLP member since 1913

Depository Coordinator

Mary Jo DeJoice
Director, Booth Library
304.637.1359 |

West Virginia Government

 Searching for West Virginia government resources? is the place to start.

What is FDLP?

The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information.

Participating libraries establish a profile with the Government Printing Office.  Documents are sent that fit the Library's established profile. For Booth Library, the profile reflects the curricular needs of the College.

History of GPO's Federal Depository Library System:

Finding Government Information

Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDocs)

Government resources within a Library are usually organized using the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification System. 

The resources within this system are organized by the agency that created it.  For example: documents with the designation of "A" were created by the Agriculture Department; D = Defense Department; etc.

Understanding SuDocs

Courtesy of University of Minnesota Libraries