Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

by
Christopher C. Brownauthor

Christopher C. Brown is reference librarian and coordinator of government documents at the University of Denver, Main Library. Brown has taught as an adjunct professor in the University of Denver Library School for 20 years, and many students have taken his government publications course.

Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

20200430

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 440
Topics Census Data;Congressional Publications;Federal Depository Library Program;Geographic Information Systems;Government Information;Government Publishing Office;Legal Research;Legislative Research;Presidential Documents;Archives and Records Management: Collection Development

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Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

Author(s): Brown, Christopher;
Contributors: Brown, Christopher;
Abstract:

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

SortTitle: mastering united states government information: sources and services
Keyword(s): Census Data; Congressional Publications; Federal Depository Library Program; Geographic Information Systems; Government Information; Government Publishing Office; Legal Research; Legislative Research; Presidential Documents; Archives and Records Management: Collection Development
Author Info:
Christopher C. Brownauthor

Christopher C. Brown is reference librarian and coordinator of government documents at the University of Denver, Main Library. Brown has taught as an adjunct professor in the University of Denver Library School for 20 years, and many students have taken his government publications course.

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Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 440
Publication Date: 20200430

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