Tapping the Government Grapevine: The User-friendly Guide to U.S. Government Information Sources (Google eBook)

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Judith Schiek Robinson
ABC-CLIO, 1998 - Computers - 286 pages
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Judith Schiek Robinson has updated and expanded this popular guide, which offers a thorough and sometimes humorous tour of government information sources. Her highly readable text explains the intricacies of government information and how to find sources that meet specific research needs. New features in the third edition include detailed coverage of Internet resources, directories of World Wide Web addresses, and quick tips on which government Web sites to search for different types of information. Helpful guides to government abbreviations and citations are also included, as are numerous new tables, user guides, exercises, and illustrations.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Government Information Resources
1
Access to Government Information
9
GPO The Mother Lode
18
Depository Libraries Federal Information Safety Net
27
Bibliographies and Indexes
36
Scientific Information
50
Patents Trademarks and Copyrights
69
Legislative Information Sources
89
Primary and Nonprint Sources
175
Docs Populi A Documents Toolkit
195
Foreign and International Documents
204
Publishers Addresses and Web Sites
225
Citation Signposts
228
Answers to Exercises
230
Abbreviations and Popular Names
238
Internet Addresses
243

Regulations
118
Executive Branch Information Sources
127
Judicial Information Sources
143
Statistics
154
Tips for Seaching Old GRAI Issues
252
Index
253
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

JUDITH SCHIEK ROBINSON is associate professor, School of Information and Library Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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