Fundamentals of government information : mining, finding, evaluating, and using government resources / Cassandra J. Hartnett, Andrea L. Sevetson, Eric J. Forte
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Edition
Second edition.
Description
xxvii, 424 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Part I: Overview of Key Government Information Resources
Ch.1 Introduction: The People's Information / Eric Forte
Introduction -- Issues in Government Information -- Background: History of Government Information -- Depository Libraries and 20th-Century Government Information before the Web -- State Depository Libraries and International Government Information -- Classification of Government Documents -- Government Information in the Web Era -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.2 How to Think Like a Government Documents Librarian / Andrea Sevetson
Introduction -- Reference Interview Strategies -- Research Strategies -- Search Engines -- Catalogs and Collections -- Agency Websites and Publication Lists -- Depository Library Programs -- Other Help -- Citation and Style Manuals -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.3 Congressional Publications / Cassandra Hartnett
Introduction -- Congress and Its Structure -- Legislative Process and Publications -- Other Resources -- Guides and Indexes -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.4 Introduction to Law / Eric Forte and Peggy Roebuck Jarrett
Introduction -- Chapters 5-8: The Kinds of Law -- Law of States and Other Jurisdictions -- Primary versus Secondary Legal Resources -- Law Libraries -- Reference
Ch.5 Public Laws and the U.S. Code / Peggy Roebuck Jarrett
Introduction -- Public Laws -- Compilation of Statutory Law: United States Statutes at Largen -- Codification of Statutory Law: The United States Code -- State Laws and Codes -- Digital Authentication -- Conclusion -- Further Research -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in this Chapter -- References
Ch.6 Regulations / Cassandra Hartnett
Introduction -- Unified Regulatory Agenda and Reginfo.gov -- The Regulatory Process -- The Federal Register and Regulations.gov -- The Code of Federal Regulations -- e-CFR -- The List of CFR Sections Affected, or LSA -- E-rulemaking: The Perennial Hope for Efficiency and Transparency -- Exploring Agency Websites for Regulatory Content -- State and Local Codes -- Recommended Sources of Additional Information -- Regulatory Awareness Projects -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.7 Case Law and the Judicial Branch / Peggy Roebuck Jarrett
Introduction -- The Court System -- Publication of Opinions -- Finding Case Law -- Finding Case Law by Subject -- Briefs, Oral Arguments, and PACER -- Statistics, Sentencing, and More -- Conclusion -- Further Research -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.8 The President / Andrea Sevetson
Introduction -- Presidential Documents -- Controversies -- Presidential Libraries -- Sources for Speeches and Publications from the Executive Office -- Treaties -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Part II: Government Information in Focus
Ch.9 The Executive Branch / Cassandra Hartnett
Introduction -- Publications of Executive Branch Agencies -- How to Find Executive Branch Documents -- Spotlight on Selected Federal Agencies and Departments -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Laws Mentioned in This Chapter (Chronological Order) -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.10 Statistical Information / Amy West and Eric Forte
Introduction -- Who Collects Data? -- How Statistics Are Gathered -- How Statistical Data Is Compiled: Microdata -- Statistical Programs of the United States Government -- The 13 Primary Statistical Agencies -- Recommended Strategies for Finding US Government Statistical Information -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.11 Health Information / Ann Glusker
Introduction -- The National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine: Centuries of Progress -- Where Does Health Information Come From? -- Federal Resources and Organizations -- State, Local, Tribal, and International Resources -- Indicator Websites and Additional Sources -- A Word on Consumer Health and Health Literacy -- Health Information Case Study: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.12 Education Information / Susan Edwards
Introduction -- Government Involvement in Education -- State Sources -- Federal Collection and Dissemination of Information -- Congress and Higher Education -- The Supreme Court and Education -- Federal Education Legislation -- Educational Resources: Getting Started -- Statistics -- Statistical Sources -- Emerging Trends in Education Research -- Open Access -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.13 Scientific and Technical Information / Kathryn W. Tallman
Introduction -- Open Government Initiatives and Scientific and Technical Information -- Access to Scientific and Technical Information -- Standards -- Patents -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.14 Environmental and Energy Information / Jesse Silva and Lucia Orlando
Introduction -- Energy Information Sources -- Statistics -- Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency/Consumer Information -- Environmental Information Sources -- Public Lands -- Recreation -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.15 Business, Economic, and Consumer Information / Jessica Jerrit and Eric Forte
Introduction -- Types of Business and Economic Information -- Economic Indicators -- Business and Industry Data -- Market Research -- Labor -- Support for Business -- Laws and Regulations -- Support for Consumers -- Exports and International and Foreign Business Information -- State and Local Business and Economic Information -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.16 Census / Eric Forte, Kelly Smith, and Annelise Sklar
Introduction -- The Census in the Constitution -- Census Privacy -- Conducting the Census -- Census Content -- Statistical Sampling -- Census Controversies -- Census Geography -- Census Publications -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.17 Patents, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property / Martin K. Wallace
Introduction -- Patents -- Trademarks -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Ch.18 Historical and Archival Information / Cassandra Hartnett
Introduction -- Archives, Museums, Libraries: Distinctions Are Fading -- Historical Biographical Information -- Requesting Government Records Using FOIA and the Privacy Act -- More FOIA Agencies, Projects, and Products -- Conclusion -- Exercises -- Laws Mentioned in This Chapter -- Sources Mentioned in This Chapter -- References
Summary
"Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches; how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips; all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations; Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; patents, trademarks, and intellectual property; census data, educational information, and other statistical resources; health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use"-- Publisher's website.
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