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Introduction. Websites (& more) on handout: http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/docstoday.html Time for questions at the end Dancing is optional, but highly recommended. How Did We Get Here?. Federal Depository Library Program Gov Docs: the bleeding edge Tips & tricks, sources & strategies.

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Introduction
Introduction

  • Websites (& more) on handout: http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/docstoday.html

  • Time for questions at the end

  • Dancing is optional, but highly recommended


How did we get here
How Did We Get Here?

  • Federal Depository Library Program

  • Gov Docs: the bleeding edge

  • Tips & tricks, sources & strategies


Looking for clues
Looking for Clues

  • LexisNexis & Westlaw news

  • BNA daily reports

  • Google News

  • PubSub Government


Gitmo geneva conventions
Gitmo & Geneva Conventions

  • Findlaw

  • MSNBC

  • National Public Radio

  • New York Times

  • Newsweek

  • Wall Street Journal



Running down a dream
Running Down a Dream

  • Catalog of Gov Pubs

  • Fluid environment

  • Library catalogs

  • Multiple formats

  • Well of help


Bibliographic records of depository titles, 1994-

Click to e-only docs

New name & interface soon


Running down a dream1
Running Down a Dream

  • Catalog of Gov Pubs

  • Fluid environment

  • Library catalogs

  • Multiple formats

  • Well of help


U s government meta sites
U.S. Government Meta-Sites

  • Official

  • Multiple databases search

  • Featured items

  • Archived IRS forms

  • Contracted research

  • Depository escapees


Bills BudgetsCong. Reports & DocumentsEcon. Report of the Pres.Federal RegisterGovernment ManualLegislative CalendarsPublic Papers of the Pres.Session LawsUnified Regulatory AgendaU.S. CodeWeekly Comp. of Pres. Docs.


Under pressure
Under Pressure

  • BeSpacific

  • JURIST

  • DocuTicker


Congressional documents
Congressional Documents

  • GPO Access & Thomas

  • Committee websites

  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Congressional Research Service


Congressional research service reports
Congressional Research Service Reports

  • U of North Texas

  • Open CRS

  • LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection (fall ’05)

CRS Report for Congress


Executive independent
Executive & Independent

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Center

  • Environmental Protection Agency


Crime is on my site

Yes it is

Crime is on my site

Yes it is

Now, I’ve got the crime docs

The docs that you need

N C JRS

N C JRS

N C JRS

Dot G O V


Acid rain = 643LUST = 242NEPA = 394Superfund = 3001


Too much or nothing
Too Much or Nothing

  • State

  • Homeland Security

  • Civil Rights Commission

  • Interior



Between too much and nothing
Between Too Muchand Nothing

  • Civil Rights Commission

  • Interior


Statistics
Statistics

  • FedStats

  • Admin Office of the US Courts

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics


But i still haven t found what i m looking for
But I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

  • Internet Archive

  • CyberCemetery

  • University of Michigan Documents Center


No satisfaction
No Satisfaction

  • Not on the web

  • Classified

  • Invisible Web

  • Unpublished

  • Not a document


Questions
Questions?

http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/docstoday.html

Includes links to PowerPoint slideshows


Finding gov docs today the soundtrack
Finding Gov Docs Today:The Soundtrack

Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime

Robert Palmer, Looking for Clues

Tom Petty, Running Down a Dream

Tom Petty, I Need to Know

David Bowie & Queen, Under Pressure

Three Dog Night, Liar Liar

Rolling Stones, Time Is on My Side

General Public, Too Much or Nothing

Three Dog Night, One

U2, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for

Rolling Stones, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Blondie, Call Me



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