When information professionals are asked questions involving government information, they often experience that deer in the headlights feeling. Mastering United States Government Information helps them overcome any trepidation about finding and using government documents.
Written by Christopher C. Brown, coordinator of government documents at the University of Denver, this approachable book provides an introduction to all major areas of U.S. government information. It references resources in all formats, including print and online. Examples are provided so users will feel comfortable solving government information questions on their own, while exercises at the end of chapters enable users to practice answering questions for themselves. Additionally, several appendixes serve as quick reference sources for such topics as congressional sessions, the most popular government publications, federal statistical databases, and citation of government publications. It serves as a practical and current guide for practitioners as well as a text or supplementary reading for students of library information studies and for in-service trainings.
About the Author
Christopher C. Brown is reference librarian and coordinator of government documents at the University of Denver, Main Library. Brown has taught as an adjunct professor in the University of Denver Library School for 20 years, and many students have taken his government publications course.