"Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches; how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips; all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations; Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; patents, trademarks, and intellectual property; census data, educational information, and other statistical resources; health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use"-- Publisher's website.
First author of first edition was Eric J. Forte; first author of second edition is Cassandra J. Hartnett.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The people's information / Eric Forte How to think like a government documents librarian / Andrea Sevetson Congressional publications / Cassandra Hartnett The kinds of law / Eric Forte and Peggy Roebuck Jarrett Public laws and the U.S. code / Peggy Roebuck Jarrett Regulations / Cassandra Hartnett Case law and the Judicial Branch / Peggy Roebuck Jarrett The President / Andrea Sevetson The Executive Branch / Cassandra Hartnett Statistical information / Amy West and Eric Forte Health information / Ann Glusker Education information / Susan Edwards Scientific and technical information / Kathryn Tallman Environment and energy information / Jesse Silva and Lucia Orlando Business, economic, and consumer information / Jessica Jerrit and Eric Forte Census / Eric Forte, Kelly Smith, and Annelise Sklar Patents, trademarks, and intellectual property / Martin Wallace Historical and archival information / Cassandra Hartnett.
ZA5055.U6 F67 2016
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.