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  1. 20 Questions: U.S. Government Resources

  2. Using this Software • Microphone • Raising your hand • Green / Red X • Laughing / Clapping • Stepping out • Text chat • Audio • Full Screen • Exiting

  3. Resource List • http://www.delicious.com/eduserv/20_Questions_US

  4. Question One • Question: • “What is the gross domestic product of Hungary?” • Resource: CIA The World Factbook • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

  5. Question Two • Question: “How many libraries are there in Kansas?” • Resource: • The National Center for Education Statistics • http://nces.ed.gov/

  6. Question Three • Question: • “I’m thinking of becoming a librarian. What are the long-term job prospects for me? how much money can I expect to make?” • Resource: • The Occupational Outlook Handbook • http://www.bls.gov/OCO/

  7. Question Four • Question: “I’m very interested in weather patterns and satellite imagery. Where can I find more information and images?” • NOAA-National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration • www.noaa.gov

  8. Question Five • “I’m interested in the political contributions made by Hollywood celebrities. Can I find that information online?” • Federal Election Commission, Disclosure Data Search • http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/disclosure_data_search.shtml

  9. Question Six • “I’m doing in depth research on the effects of radiation, particularly radiation generated by nuclear weapons, on humans. I have one reference to an article that has the following number--DOE/EH—0460—how do I get my hands on it? How do I find more information? • U.S. Department of Energy, OPENNET Database • https://www.osti.gov/opennet

  10. Question Seven • Question: • “My wife and I are thinking of starting a business in our community. We’d like to offer low-cost services to the senior population, but want to know if there are enough potential customers of retirement age to make our venture successful.” • Resource: U.S. Census/American Factfinder • http://factfinder.census.gov/ • County Business Patterns • http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html

  11. Question Eight • Question: • “I’m an Arkansas native, and I heard that during World War II, there were Japanese internment camps in Arkansas. What information can I find on that?” • Search general questions in USAsearch.gov or… • Google U.S. Government Search

  12. Question Nine • Question: • “I’d love to have a map of the area I live in with a whole lot of detail to it. Can I find one on the computer to print or will I have to order one and pay for it?” • Resource: USGS • http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/

  13. Question 10 • Question: • “I’ve been a migraine headache sufferer for 22 years. I’ve tried tons of doctors, and now they are suggesting I find a clinical trial. How do I find a clinical trial, and how do I know they need people to study?” • Resource: • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Trials Database—http://www.clinicaltrials.gov

  14. Question 11 • Question: • “I sell paint at my hardware store, and I’m just curious, nation wide, is more or less paint being sold this year vs. last year?” • Resource: • U.S. Census Bureau, Current Industrial Reports • http://www.census.gov/cir/www/index.html

  15. Question 12 • Question: • “I’m thinking of moving to Wyoming. I don’t know much about the economy there. Where can I go to see some general information?” • Resource: The Bureau of Labor Statistics • www.bls.gov

  16. Question 13 • “I know the ‘Iraq Study Group Report’ was published. The copy you have is checked out. Is there any way I can still get it?” • Google U.S. Government Search • www.google.com/unclesam

  17. Question 14 • “I would love to be able to see a large collection of historical newspapers online. Are there any sources for this?” • Library of Congress, “Chronicling America” • National Digital Newspaper Program • http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

  18. Question 15 • “I’m considering travel to Burkina Faso. While I’m there, I might decide to adopt a child. Oh, and what vaccinations do I need before I leave?” • United States Department of State, Country Specific Information • http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html

  19. Question 16 • “I’m writing a paper on lyme disease for my BIO 101 class. Where can I just get some general information? I think I’d also like to see some pictures of it.” • The Centers for Disease Control • http://www.cdc.gov

  20. Question 17 • “I heard there was an ongoing controversy between shoe companies about a patent for ‘intelligent footwear systems.’ Where can I find more information about this invention, specifically drawing of what it might look like?” • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Database • http://patft.uspto.gov/

  21. Question 18 • Question: • “If I wanted to see documents related to Delta Airlines merging with Northwest, where might I find information?” • Resource: • The Securities and Exchange Commission, Edgar Database • http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

  22. Question 19 Question: “My primary area of research is the space program. For quite some time, I studied NASA’s response to the Challenger disaster. Some of the documents I accessed previously are no longer available on the web. Is there any chance of finding them?” • Resource: • University of North Texas, CyberCemetery • http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/default.htm

  23. Question 20 • Question: • “I want to be able to track legislation that is going on in congress right now. I’m particularly interested in bills sponsored or co-sponsored by my senators/representatives.” • Resource: • Thomas, the Library of Congress • http://thomas.loc.gov/

  24. Bonus! Obscurities • Rummaging in the Government Attic • http://www.governmentattic.org/

  25. Thank You for Attending! Questions? • Professional Development • 1.800.999.8558 • Web: • www.lyrasis.org • Email: russell.palmer@lyrasis.org