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

Journals

Journal of Government Information – now – Government Information Quarterly – both available through KentLink http://www.kent.edu/library

GODORT Resources through ALA http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/godort/index.cfm   and http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Professional_Resources

The Readex Report has lots of articles about using government documents for research http://www.readex.com/readex/newsletters.cfm

CIVICS

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) http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/marking-the-centenary-of-crown-copyright-open-government-in-practice/

FDsys Tutorials – how to search the site http://www.gpo.gov/fdsysinfo/instructional_video.htm

Government Printing Office on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4mVtuCP3AJWgSofFCydag