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Finding and Using U.S. Government Information


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Part I: Background and Context Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Types of Government Information Chapter 3: Approaches to the Research Process Part II: How to Find and Use Government Information Chapter 4: General Resources, Search Engines, and Tools Chapter 5: Business, Economics, and Labor Chapter 6: Census and Housing Chapter 7: Education Chapter 8: Environment Chapter 9: Geographical Information Systems, Maps, and Other Cartographic Materials Chapter 10: Health, Medical, and Consumer Information Chapter 11: Intellectual Property Chapter 12: Legislation, Law, Jurisprudence, and Criminal Justice Chapter 13: Scientific, Technical, and Statistical Information Part III: Collection Management and Professional Development Chapter 14: Tips for Government Information Collection Development Chapter 15: Professional Development and Continuing Education

About the Author

Bethany Latham is a professor at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama with certification through the Government Publishing Office through its FDLP Coordinator Certificate Program. She has fifteen years of experience in the field of government information and electronic resources. In her capacity as electronic resources/documents librarian and federal depository coordinator at the Houston Cole Library, she manages a Federal Government information collection and performs government information reference, amongst other duties.


This book is a straightforward source that will provide useful information and insight to those librarians who do not work in their libraries' Government Documents Department, yet have to help patrons locate and use government information. . . Recommended. * American Reference Books Annual *
Written in an approachable tone, with real-life examples from the reference desk, Finding and Using U.S. Government Information is an incredibly useful guide for those who are new to government information sources, as well as those who could use a refresher course. -- Valerie Glenn, Federal Documents Analyst, HathiTrust
Bethany Latham provides a comprehensive overview of the landscape in which US government information resides, as well as roadmap to specific resources that will be of help to librarians working with government information. This is a must-have for librarians in both the public and academic settings-especially those managing depository operations. -- Kevin W. Walker, Associate Professor, University Libraries, Head of Assessment & Government Information, The University of Alabama

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