GPO Monthly Catalog
Library Guide Series
- GPO Monthly Catalog 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.). Each of the more than 522,000 records include a complete bibliographic citation including subject headings. GPO stands for the Government Printing Office, and this online version of the Monthly Catalog covers 1976 to present.
- GPO Monthly Catalog
is available to current UT Arlington Faculty,
and UT Arlington Students on the web at this addresses:
A truncation symbol in GPO Monthly Catalog
to add plurals is a plus sign (+),
and when this symbol is put at the end of a root word,
the database will be searched for both the
singular and the plural form of that word.
For example, the command "girl+" will have the computer search engine
look for both "girl" or "girls."
A phrase is indicated with quotation marks ("") so that words that
are surrounded by quotation marks are searched as a single string. For
example, "child welfare" will be searched as a two word phrase.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(women+ or woman+ or girl+ or famale+) AND (contraception or "birth control")
The first part of this statement will find material about females.
The second part will look
for the words "contraception" or "birth control".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for contraceptive issues facing women.
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