Government Documents and Resources on the Internet

Description:

Government information is now more accessible than ever via the World Wide Web, but the breadth and volume can be overwhelming. This workshop will help you find facts, statistics, and legislative information about Federal, State, and Local agencies and governments. It will help you access government information resources more efficiently. Learn and evaluate for yourselves the ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ sites such as Fdsys and Thomas. Surf for legislative information using Legal and Government search engines and indices. Learn how to use other sources of information such as Statistical Abstracts, Business Census, FindLaw and many others.

Goals:

Familiarity with the major Internet resources

Ability to compare access and information from government and unofficial sites

Access full text of government documents and legislation.

Audience:

Any library staff providing reference assistance.

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Instructor:

Miriam Kahn, MLS – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH