Government Documents

Cal Docs

California documents classification numbers are assigned at the California State Library and based on the California State Agency Classification System.

1st line: based on keyword in publishing agency's name (alpha-numeric/whole numbers)
2nd line: keyword in title (alpha-numeric/decimal)
3rd line: years, bulletins, numbers, etc.

 

Below are some Cal Doc stem numbers for selected agencies:

A500

California. Department of Food and Agriculture

A1165

California. Air Resources Board

C810

California. Division of Mines and Geology

C810 California. Conservation Department

E200

California. Department of Education

E1600

California. Employment Development Department

E2050

California. Board of Equalization

E5000 California. Environmental Protection Agency

F175

California. Department of Finance

F650

California. Department of Fish and Game

F800

California. Franchise Tax Board

G275

California. Governor's Office

H900

California. Department of Health Services

J150 California. Justice Department
J150 California. Attorney General's Office

J250

California. Bureau of Criminal Statistics

P155

California. Department of Parks and Recreation

S4080

CSU Office of the Chancellor

T900

California. Department of Transportation

W750

California. Department of Water Resources

Cal Doc Shelving Tips:

1. First line is alpha number -- whole numbers.
The first line is based on an agency keyword with whole numbers.
Here is an example of the shelving sequence:

cal doc
C810<<<
M4
No. 49

cal doc
C815<<<
S8
V.59
cal doc
C1050<<<
C6b
2002-2003

2. Second line is alpha numeric -- decimal numbers.
The second line is cuttered for a keyword in the title, then a decimal number sequence.
Here are some examples of the shelving sequence:

cal doc
F650
O55<<<
F86z

cal doc
F650
O8<<<
vol.58

cal doc
F650
O95<<<
.

 
cal doc
J250
C7rs<<<
B8
1993
cal doc
J250
C722<<<
2000
.
cal doc
J250
O75<<<
2002
.
 
caldoc
W750
S505<<<
.
cal doc
W750
S51 <<<
.
cal doc
W750
S534 <<<
.

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