Using Government Information Sources

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Sears, Jean L. (Book - 2001)
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In the six years since the second edition of the bestselling Oryx information guide, Using Government Information Sources, was published, a lot has changed in the searching process. Much government information is now found exclusively on the Internet and there are many more print resources available. The new third edition, by Jean L. Sears and Marilyn K. Moody, is the extensively revised edition of this popular and useful title. Designed for beginning as well as experienced researchers, this resource will guide users to the best government information sources.
Updates the bestselling Oryx information guide with many more print and Internet resources.

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This iteration reflects the proliferation of online government information resources and publications since the 1994 edition. Besides these Web and other sources, the authors provide time- saving specifics on subject, agency, and statistical search strategies. They also cover special techniques for exploring areas of interest such as judicial reports, patents and trademarks, and national archives. Includes source checklists by subject, catalog and screen samples, and a list of selected nongovernment addresses. Sears heads the Government Documents Department at Miami U. Libraries in Oxford, Ohio. Mood recently became an associate university librarian at the U. of California, Santa Barbara. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Sears, Jean L.
Statement of Responsibility: Jean L. Sears and Marilyn K. Moody
Title: Using government information sources
electronic and print
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 2001
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: x, 536 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction
Search strategy and government information sources
The basics of searching
The subject search. Foreign policy
Foreign countries
Occupations and jobs
Selling to the government
Business aids
Tax information
Travel information
Audiovisual information
Copyright information
Astronomy and space
The agency search. Government programs and grants
Regulations and administrative actions
Administrative decisions
The President
The statistical search. Population statistics
Vital statistics
Economic indicators
Business and industry statistics
Housing and construction statistics
Consumer expenditures
Foreign trade statistics
Crime and criminal justice statistics
Defense and military statistics
Energy statistics
State and local government statistics
Transportation statistics
Special techniques. Legislative history
Judicial reports
Budget analysis
Technical reports
Patents and trademarks
Standards and specifications
Historical searches
National archives
Subject Headings: Government publications United States Handbooks, manuals, etc Government publications United States Bibliography Electronic information resources United States Handbooks, manuals, etc Electronic information resources United States Catalogs
Topical Term: Government publications
Government publications
Electronic information resources
Electronic information resources
Additional Contributors: Moody, Marilyn K.
LCCN: 00009773
ISBN: 1573562882
Research Call Number: Pub. Cat. J83 .S4 2001
*R-SIBL Z1223.Z7 S4 2001 McGraw Desk
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