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Federal Government Resources: Census

A selected topical bibliography of U.S. Federal government information sources primarily but not exclusively located on the WWW.

Materials in the Library

Census materials can be found in three different places in Young Library. It should be noted that in each location, census documents fall into the call number ranges of "C 3.x". In other words, any items that begin with "C 3." from C 3.1 to C 3.186 and beyond are all census materials.

1.    Summaries, fact books, and other quick-reference guides to census materials can be found in the Ready Reference collection (on the second floor behind the Reference desk). This collection is organized by call number, and all government publications are located after LC items. Census materials are shelved in their proper SuDoc order within the government publication shelves.

2.     The decennial censuses can be found in the Reference Room on the second floor (west wing) near Core 4. These are large sets containing only tables that have pre-selected certain combinations of data for users. As in the Ready Reference collection, all SuDoc materials are located after all LC material. However, in Reference, the censuses have been placed at the end of the SuDoc collection. In other words, the Reference room is ordered: LC a-z, SuDoc a-y, Censuses by decade.

3.     Electronic copies of census materials on CD and floppy disc, as well as their manuals, are stored in the Reference office. Inquire at the Reference desk to use those materials.