Irwin Library Government Depository Library
On May 14, 1965 Congressman Andrew Jacobs Jr. designated the Irwin
Library at Butler University in Indianapolis as a Selective
Government Depository Library. Irwin currently selects 22% and
utilizes the SuDoc classification system as well as Library of
Congress classification. Many Government Printing Office (GPO)
documents have been cataloged and are accessible through the
regular library catalog. Other uncataloged items are available to
the public in SuDocs order in the Annex quadrant of the Irwin
- How to search for government publications in the Irwin
catalog:Use the Advanced Search, and include the
Federal Government Bureau or Office (if known), or simply add
"Supt. of Docs" or "GPO" to your keyword search.
- Federal Depository
Library Program - Basic Collection of Federal
- GPO - U.S.
Government Printing Office, Catalog of U.S. Government
Publications - Search for tangible and electronic publications
from the three branches of Government.
- NTiS - National Technical
Information Service - Largest central resource for
government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business
- THOMAS - The Library of Congress - Legislative
information from the Library of Congress.
- U.S. Census
Bureau - U.S. Department of Commerce.
- PubMed - comprises more than 21 million citations for
biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and
- CDC -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publications.
- State of Indiana
- Google Advanced Search - Use the popular Google
search engine to perform searches that will retrieve items only
from official U.S. federal, state, and local government web sites.
In the last search box, type .gov or .mil to restrict your search
to those domain names.