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Federal Government Documents, Information and Resources

About Our Collection

Image of Government Documents sign in Bell Library

The Government Documents in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library are located on the first floor in the Northwest corner. While we collect in most areas of government we focus on Climatology, Oceanography, Geology, Geography, Demographic Data, Economics, and Criminal Justice.

Some older items and items in the USGS section may not appear in the Library's online catalog.  If you need help finding something please feel free to contact the librarian in charge of government documents, Edward Kownslar at 361-825-2677 or edward.kownslar@tamucc.edu. You can also contact the Ask Us Desk at 361-825-2609.

What's In This Guide

This Federal Government Documents research guide is designed to help you find research materials online and in the library. This guide offers guidance for:

Accessing Physical Documents

TAMU-CC students, staff, and faculty can visit the library to browse and access physical Government Documents. Check outs and curbside pick up is available for circulated Government Document materials*.

What we'll need for curbside pick up:

  • Book(s) information
  • Your name and A# or University ID
  • If someone else is coming to get your books, we’ll need their information
  • Let us know when you plan to arrive

Beginning 8/17 Curbside Hours will be:

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
  • Friday - Saturday 1pm - 5pm
  • Sunday 11am - 5pm

For more information, please contact Access Services at 361-825-2340.

 

*Circulated Government Document materials do not include microfiche, microfilm, large maps, or CDs.

 

How to Read a SuDoc Call #

The Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system is designed to group together publications by the same government author. Within an agency or department, publications are grouped according to the subordinate organization. The purpose of this system is to uniquely identify, logically relate, and physically arrange each publication so that all publications of a single agency or department may be found together.

Your Librarian

Government Documents at TAMU-CC

The TAMU-CC Mary and Jeff Bell Library has been a Selective Depository in the Federal Depository Library Program since 1976.  We currently select approximately 45% of available items in print, electronic, microfiche and other formats.  We serve the community of Corpus Christi and the 27th Congressional district.