Fundamentals of Government Information

Author: Eric J. Forte
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555707378
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the cover. Finding the Answers to Legal Questions : A How-To-Do-It Manual is a comprehensive guide to help public librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal service, or to learn the US legal system, the workings of the courts, and common questions likely to arise. Authors Virginia Tucker and Marc Lampson provide a clearly organized, easy-to-use resource packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. There is an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of th e US legal system and primary law, and how-to instructionsfor finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases. The authors share tips for conducting a legal reference interview and describe common legal questions across a number of different areas, includung lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminial law. The authors also explain how to build a basic legal reference collection, including a how-to guide for creating a basic website of legal links and for building a small, low-cost collection of print resources.

Fundamentals of Government Information

Author: Cassandra J. Hartnett
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838913954
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Finding and Using U S Government Information

Author: Bethany Latham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The United States Federal Government produces a massive trove of valuable information – but these resources are often difficult to locate and utilize, requiring the addition of another layer of cognizance and expertise to the librarian’s traditional skill set. Finding and UsingU.S. Government Information: A Practical Guide will: Serve as a guide to the vast universe of government information, with a special focus on digital methods of delivery Provide librarians with the tools they need to understand how government information is produced, organized, located, and accessed for most effectual use For those new to the government information landscape and government information specialists alike, this volume will also offer an annotated listing by subject which can serve as a ready-reference tool for some of the most widely-useful government information resources While geared primarily towards reference and instruction librarians, acquisitions and collection development librarians may also find this book useful in making purchasing decisions in light of resources freely available from the US Federal Government

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences Sixth Edition

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911846
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

Government Information Essentials

Author: Susanne Caro
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838915973
Format: PDF, ePub
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Government documents, both physical and electronic, constitute a rich and varied resource that calls for special attention. And because government information is useful and pervasive in nearly every kind of library, more and more librarians of all types need to know how to work effectively with federal, state, and international resources. This contributed volume gathers the expertise of experienced government information librarians from across the country. Providing real-world insight into the work, collections, and interests of this discipline, this book surveys the wide variety of government information and the people who use it;discusses what it’s like to be a government documents librarian, from the first day on the job through taking on a management role;addresses networking, training, and other essential tools for collaboration and learning;covers space planning, streamlining, disaster preparedness and response, the increasing prevalence of digital information, and other key collection issues;offers best practices for connecting library users with government information;looks at research guides, workshops, and other teaching and training topics; andexplores advocating for transparency and access to information, promoting government documents to library users, and using exhibits as community outreach. With more government publications becoming freely available, this volume fills an important need, presenting concrete guidance that will help librarians flourish in this crucial field.

Free Government e Resources for Youth Inform Inspire and Activate

Author: Dorothy Ormes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841322
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Specifically focusing on the resources on federal government available online, this book supports the education of young citizens and supplies directions for conducting programs for youth on the government. • Introduces librarians to a vast range of no-cost resources that can be added to their services repertoire, including reference, programming, and displays • Helps librarians educate young citizens about their government and how it works • Supports teachers and homeschoolers in K–12 education with a breadth of government resources applicable to a variety of subject matter that is linked to national standards

Dewey Dezimalklassifikation

Author: Lois Mai Chan
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110942313
Format: PDF
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Increasing use of the DDC in the German-speaking regions leads to a considerable increase in the demand for information and teaching material on this classification system in Library training and practice. The German translation of the DDC instruction book offers both students and all those working practically or researching with the DDC classification, an extensive introduction to the theoretical basics of the classification, supplemented by professional aspects and many individual examples. The use of tables and the notation synthesis are explained in detail, and clarified with practical exercises. This textbook is thus also well suited for individual studies, offering numerous possibilities to check and repeat what has been learned. For the teacher, there are notes on structuring leasons and preparing teaching material and tests.