GPO Monthly Catalog  (GPO)

U.S. government publications

Why select this database?

  • Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
  • Includes a bibliographic citation in each record.
Database details
Subjects U.S. government information resources
Sources U.S. government
Number of records Over 507,000
Dates covered 1976 to present
Updated Monthly
Producer information

U.S. Government Printing Office

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Mail Stop SLLC

Washington, DC 20401






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Keyword kw: byproduct+

[keyword searches the Extended Title, Map Data, Notes, and Subject indexes]
Abstract ab: higher education
Access method am: army
Author au: o'hara

Author phrase au= ohara, charles g ohara charles g
Conference name cn: federal forecasters conference
Corporate name co: overseas private investment corporation
Descriptors de: scanner+
Descriptors phrase de= bar coding
Dewey Decimal class number dd: 300.71073
Edition ed: 2nd
Geographic Name gc= cape cod mass
Government document number gn: 1008c1008d
Item number it: 40-b-1
Library of Congress call number lc: KZ6030
Map data md: scale or scales
Named conference cf: lunar materials technology symposium
Named corporation phrase nc= renssalaer polytechnic institute
Named person na: jefferson thomas
Notes nt: treaty
OCLC number oc: 6001018
Place of publication pl: ohio
Publisher pb: mcgraw-hill
Record type phrase rt= microfilm

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Report number rn: 807drr880pt1
Series Statement se: metallurgical
Standard number sn: 0036-8741
Stock number st: 803-004-00000-5
Subject su: coffee+
Subject phrase su= food processing
Title ti: music application+
Title phrase ti= music professional training
Year yr: 1997