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Periodicals and Government Documents: About

About Periodicals and Government Documents

Periodicals and Government Documents

The Periodicals and Government Documents reading area houses current serial titles of journals, magazines, newspapers, microforms, video recordings, selected federal and state documents, and publications from agricultural experiment stations and the United Nations. 

Government Documents

The John B. Cade Library is a land grant university library located in the 6th Congressional District. It was designated as a selective federal depository in 1952. As a selective depository library for the U.S. Government, the library receives free federal public documents, selected from all items listed in the “Basic Collection” and a majority of the items listed in the “Suggested Core Collection: Small Academic Library.” This program is outlined in Title 44 of the United States Code and is administered by the United States Government Printing Office. The library selects approximately 37% of available publications, mainly in areas supporting the educational and research missions of the University, as well as the needs of the general public in the 6th Congressional District of the U.S. Congress.  

The Government Documents Collection also includes selected publications from Louisiana State Government. These government publications are produced by various governmental agencies and are major sources of current and historical information concerning virtually every public policy that might describe or govern our society.  A majority of the publications are accessible electronically from the library catalog, as well as, the federal and state websites. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact the department.




Periodicals & Government Document

Charlotte Henderson Collections and Resource Development



Telephone Number: (225) 771-0071

Department Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Closed Weekends