ERIC Number: ED400828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Subject Guide to U.S. Government Reference Sources. Second Edition.
Hardy, Gayle J.; Robinson, Judith Schiek
Newly revised, this one-volume guide will help information seekers identify, locate, and use key government reference sources. This book focuses on free information and depository materials--both available through toll-free phone numbers, mail or e-mail requests to agencies, or federal depository library collections. Arranged in four subject categories (General Reference Sources, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Humanities), the book further subdivides under each main subject and lists titles alphabetically within the subdivisions. The annotations consider scope, gaps in coverage, background notes, companion sources, former and popular titles, typical citation formats, abbreviations, and differentiation between similar titles. In addition, the listings cite all bibliographic information, including Dewey and Library of Congress (LC) classification numbers, OCLC and LC control numbers, and serial set numbers for House and Senate documents and reports when possible. Publications described cover diverse subjects--from aging, aquaculture, and astronomy to demographics, stamp collecting and taxes. Spanning the range of government information options, the book examines many types of publications, from traditional reference books to electronic sources. Addresses are given for titles available free from agencies, along with many agency toll-free numbers, e-mail addresses, and World Wide Web URLs. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Depository Libraries, Government Libraries, Government Publications, Information Sources, Library Collections, Library Materials, Reference Materials, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers - Location: United States