Essays on Public Documents and Government Policies

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Better understand the use, scope, and value of public documents and government policies by reading this invaluable volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780866562485
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1986
  • Series: Technical Services Quarterly Series
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 14.80 (w) x 22.40 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Our Didactic Government
  • The Uses and Misuses of Information Found in Government Publications
  • User Needs and the Information Transfer Process
  • United States Government Publications: Sources and Services for Science and Technology Libraries
  • Government Serials and Economic Analysis
  • Federal Serials and the Economics of Recession
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Crime Statistics: The FBI Story
  • Nuclear Holocaust and Public Policy
  • Close Encounters of Another Kind: The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena
  • The Forlorn Passion of William Steiger
  • Record Redux
  • Tennis Elbow of the Soul: The Public Papers of Richard Nixon, 1973–1974
  • The Plum Book
  • Government at the Top: The Plum Book and President Reagan’s First 70 Days
  • Government Information in Electronic Form: The Chadha Decision and the Joint Committee on Printing
  • Private Bills and Private Laws: A Guide to the Legislative Process
  • Preserving the Environment: Notes Toward a Bibliography
  • Federal Education at the Cabinet Level
  • Physical Fitness: Government Policy and Public Documents
  • The Devil’s Best Century: Reflections on Our National Cemeteries
  • Sex Themes in Federal Serials
  • Anthroporn in Wonderland: Technical Standards and Reports
  • A Portrait of Working Women in Federal Government Periodicals
  • Federal Policies and Publications on Sexual Harassment
  • The Pentagon’s Magazine Publishing Empire
  • Abridging Government Information: The Reagan Administration’s War on Waste
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook and Related Prophetic Texts
  • A Bucolic Brouhaha: The 1979 Yearbook of Agriculture
  • Windyfoggery: The Language of Government Documents
  • Revisions and Excisions: The Emergence of Non-Sexist Language in Government Publications
  • The United Nations Documentation Information System
  • Serials Documentation of the United Nations and Specialized Agencies
  • The Protection of Intellectual Property: The World Intellectual Property Organization
  • The Youngest Member of the United Nations Family: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Index
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