Selected Bibliography of Books about Government Documents

Forte, Eric J., Cassandra J. Hartnett, and Andrea L. Sevetson. Fundamentals of Government Information. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2011.

Garner, Diane L and Diane H. Smith. The Complete Guide to Citing Government Documents: A Manual for Writers and Librarians Government Documents Round Table, American Library Association. Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service Inc., 1984

Jones, H.G. The Records of a Nation  NY: Atheneum  1969

Kinder, Robin, ed. Government Documents and Reference Services  NY: The Haworth Press, 1991

Lane, Margaret T. Selecting and Organizing State Government Records  Chicago: ALA, 1987

Martin, Mary, ed. Local and Regional Government Information: How to Find It, How to Use It. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005

Maxwell, Bruce How to Track Politics on the Internet Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Books, 2000

Morehead, Joe Introduction to United States Government Information Sources 6th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999

Morrison, Andrea M. Editor. Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries; Issues and Practices. (GODORT) Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Notess, Greg R. Government Information on the Internet Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 1997

Robinson, Judith Scheik Tapping the Government Grapevine: The User-Friendly Guide to U.S. Government Information Sources 3rd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1998

Walters, John Spencer U.S. Government Publication: Ideological Development and Institutional Politics from the Founding to 1970 Lanham, MD; Scarecrow Press, 2005


Journal of Government Information – now – Government Information Quarterly – both available through KentLink

GODORT Resources through ALA   and

The Readex Report has lots of articles about using government documents for research


HOW OUR LAWS ARE MADE (HOUSE) Revised and Updated by Charles W. JohnsonParliamentarian, United States House of Representatives January 31, 2000

ENACTMENT OF A LAW (SENATE) By Robert B. Dove – Parliamentarian, United States Senate Updated February 1997

Marking the Centenary of Crown Copyright – Open Government Practice (UK Copyright)

FDsys Tutorials – how to search the site

Government Printing Office on YouTube