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Government Documents. Lecture # 10 p.92-94 of text. Government Documents. Material published by: Local (city, county) State (California, etc.) Federal (U.S. Govt.: depts. and branches) International governments (UN, NATO, specific countries, etc.). Government Documents. FORMATS:

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government documents

Government Documents

Lecture # 10

p.92-94 of text

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Material published by:

  • Local (city, county)
  • State (California, etc.)
  • Federal (U.S. Govt.: depts. and branches)
  • International governments (UN, NATO, specific countries, etc.)

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FORMATS:

  • Can be in any format
  • Print
  • Electronic (CD, Web)
  • Microform (microfiche, microfilm)

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EXAMPLES

  • Congressional reports
  • Hearings
  • Debates

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U.S. FEDERALDOCUMENTS IN LIBRARIES

  • Federal Depository Libraries:

UCR, Riverside Public Library

  • Libraries may or may not have a gov. docs. section. ASK the librarian if in doubt.

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U.S. FEDERALDOCUMENTS IN LIBRARIES

  • Docs. may be reference or circulating.
  • Docs. may be in the online library catalog
  • Libraries may not have ALL docs. (partial depository)
  • Libraries required to keep docs. a certain number of years.

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Identifying Federal Docs. (citations)

  • GPO Monthly Catalog (Catalog of United States govt. publications
  • Available through OCLC FirstSearch (1976-present)
  • Available on the Web for free!

http://www.access.gpo.gov/

(1994-present)

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GPO Acccess (Web)

  • Is also a gateway to Federal Govt. information
  • http://www.access.gpo.gov/

Identifying Federal Docs. (citations)

  • Use print indexes for docs. before 1976.
  • After you identify a doc. determine if a library owns it. (WorldCat, Melvyl) or is it is available online?

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  • Many “gateways” exist on the Internet for access to government information, agencies, etc.)
  • See MVC Library Website - Internet Resources - Government

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