Using Government Information Sources / Edition 3

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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 Marlyn 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 both print and electronic. Each chapter is grouped into four search strategy categories: the subject search, the agency search, the statistical search, and special techniques. New to this edition is a chapter on Housing and Construction Statistics.

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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573562881
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

JEAN L. SEARS is currently the head of the Government Documents Department at Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio.

MARILYN K. MOODY is presently director of the Science and Engineering Library at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and will soon take over as the Associate University Librarian for Information and Research Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Search Strategy and Government Information Sources 5
Ch. 3 The Basics of Searching 10
The Subject Search 23
Ch. 4 Foreign Policy 25
Ch. 5 Foreign Countries 35
Ch. 6 Occupations and Jobs 42
Ch. 7 Selling to the Government 50
Ch. 8 Business Aids 58
Ch. 9 Directories 64
Ch. 10 Tax Information 70
Ch. 11 Travel Information 77
Ch. 12 Audiovisual Information 84
Ch. 13 Copyright Information 88
Ch. 14 Climate 91
Ch. 15 Elections 102
Ch. 16 Maps 111
Ch. 17 Genealogy 119
Ch. 18 Agriculture 128
Ch. 19 Health 141
Ch. 20 Education 160
Ch. 21 Geology 174
Ch. 22 Environment 181
Ch. 23 Astronomy and Space 195
The Agency Search 201
Ch. 24 Government Programs and Grants 203
Ch. 25 Regulations and Administrative Actions 215
Ch. 26 Administrative Decisions 225
Ch. 27 The President 232
The Statistical Search 243
Ch. 28 Population Statistics 245
Ch. 29 Vital Statistics 261
Ch. 30 Economic Indicators 271
Ch. 31 Business and Industry Statistics 279
Ch. 32 Housing and Construction Statistics 297
Ch. 33 Income 308
Ch. 34 Earnings 318
Ch. 35 Employment 328
Ch. 36 Prices 338
Ch. 37 Consumer Expenditures 345
Ch. 38 Foreign Trade Statistics 352
Ch. 39 Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics 364
Ch. 40 Defense and Military Statistics 373
Ch. 41 Energy Statistics 380
Ch. 42 Projections 389
Ch. 43 State and Local Government Statistics 395
Ch. 44 Transportation Statistics 403
Special Techniques 419
Ch. 45 Legislative History 421
Ch. 46 Judicial Reports 433
Ch. 47 Budget Analysis 439
Ch. 48 Treaties 446
Ch. 49 Technical Reports 455
Ch. 50 Patents and Trademarks 463
Ch. 51 Standards and Specifications 476
Ch. 52 Historical Searches 482
Ch. 53 National Archives 502
App.: Selected Nongovernment Addresses 511
Index 517
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