Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

Author: Christopher C. Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 412

This up-to-date guide provides informational professionals and their clients with much-needed assistance in navigating the immense field of government information. When information professionals are asked questions involving government information, they often experience that "deer in the headlights" feeling. Mastering United States Government Information helps them overcome any trepidation about finding and using government documents. Written by Christopher C. Brown, coordinator of government documents at the University of Denver, this approachable book provides an introduction to all major areas of U.S. government information. It references resources in all formats, including print and online. Examples are provided so users will feel comfortable solving government information questions on their own, while exercises at the end of chapters enable users to practice answering questions for themselves. Additionally, several appendixes serve as quick reference sources for topics such as congressional sessions, the most popular government publications, federal statistical databases, and citation of government publications. It serves as a practical and current guide for practitioners as well as a text or supplementary reading for students of library information studies and for in-service trainings. Acts as a training book for public and academic librarians who provide reference services Includes background, with exercises, for professors needing a text to teach government information Provides coverage of the newest electronic resources, with references to print resources Offers exercises to assist in the learning process for these challenging topics

Catalogue of Publications Issued by the Government of the United States

Catalogue of Publications Issued by the Government of the United States

Author: United States. Superintendent of Documents

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433067603864

Category: Government publications

Page: 1012

View: 330

February issue includes Appendix entitled Directory of United States Government periodicals and subscription publications; September issue includes List of depository libraries; June and December issues include semiannual index

Social Science Reference Sources

Social Science Reference Sources

Author: Tze-chung Li

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

View: 916

Now in its third edition, this essential guide to basic reference sources in the social sciences provides evaluative entries for approximately 1,600 works in anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The first part of the book includes chapters on general sources, while the second contains chapters on reference works in particular disciplines. Most titles published before 1980, which appear in the second edition, have been dropped, while a large number of electronic sources, including more than 200 web sites, have been added. In recognition of the proliferation of electronic information resources, the volume provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of several online vendors.