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using this software
Using this Software
  • Microphone
  • Raising your hand
  • Green / Red X
  • Laughing / Clapping
  • Stepping out
  • Text chat
  • Audio
  • Full Screen
  • Exiting
resource list
Resource List
  • http://www.delicious.com/eduserv/20_Questions_US
question one
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/
question two
Question Two
  • Question: “How many libraries are there in Kansas?”
  • Resource:
  • The National Center for Education Statistics
  • http://nces.ed.gov/
question three
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/
question four
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
question five
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
question six
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
question seven
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
question eight
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
question nine
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/
question 10
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
question 11
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
question 12
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
question 13
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
question 14
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/
question 15
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
question 16
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
question 17
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/
question 18
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
question 19
Question 19


“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
question 20
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/
bonus obscurities
Bonus! Obscurities
  • Rummaging in the Government Attic
  • http://www.governmentattic.org/
thank you for attending
Thank You for Attending!


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