Mary and Jeff Bell Library
About Our Collection
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 44% of available items in print, electronic, microfiche and other formats. We serve the community of Corpus Christi and the 27th Congressional district. 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 Reference 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:
- Find Documents: how to find federal documents in print in the library
- Basic Web Resources: government document websites
- Government Databases: article databases that have government publications and data
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.