Introduction to United States Government Information Sources / Edition 6

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Overview

Whether used as a text for library and information science students, as a resource for professional librarians needing to access the information produced by or for the federal establishment, or as a guide for researchers, this acclaimed title is an essential resource and a valuable tool guiding readers through the vast and constantly changing terrain of government information in print and electronic forms. Morehead describes administrative machinery and information systems of the Government Printing Office (GPO); introduces general checklists, indexes, and guides to government information; describes the Congress and intrinsic sources that comprise the legislative process; and details many other government publications. Morehead provides a broad overview of public access issues, giving special attention to the impact of electronic formats (notably the Internet's World Wide Web) on the dissemination of federal government information. He then describes administrative machinery and information systems

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This time-tested guide to government information sources, first published in 1975 provides an overview of public access issues, with this edition providing special attention to the impact of electronic formats on the dissemination of federal government information. Morehead (information science and policy, U. of Albany, NY) explains and introduces a variety of sources, such as indexes, Congressional sources, statistical sources created by or for the federal government, and also covers information topics such as intellectual property and functions of various departments or agencies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563087349
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1999
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

JOE MOREHEAD, Professor, School of Information Science and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, received the first CIS/GODORT/ALA Documents to the People Award in 1977, the James Bennett Childs Award in 1989, and the Isadore Gilbert Mudge R. R. Bowker Award.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Transformation of Government Information

Chapter 2: Government Printing Office Programs and Services

Chapter 3: The Federal Depository Library Program

Chapter 4: General Finding Aids and Selected Reference Sources

Chapter 5: Legislative Branch Information Sources

Chapter 6: The Presidency

Chapter 7: Administrative Law: Regulations and Decisions

Chapter 8: Legal Information Sources

Chapter 9: Statistical Sources

Chapter 10: Intellectual Property

Chapter 11: Selected Departments and Agencies By Function

Chapter 12: Geographic Information Sources

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