Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wiki to Find U.S. Government Information Handouts

The U.S.-based Free Government Information blog has drawn attention to the Handout Exchange wiki maintained by the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association:

"Government Information librarians have acquired a lot of expertise. We've written a lot of guides and pathfinders to government information."

"The Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of ALA has been collecting these handouts for years so we docs librarians wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel every time we needed to create a handout or give someone a starting point for research (...)"

"The Handout Exchange is divided into four areas:

  • Guides & Handouts for Depository Management
  • Subject-oriented Guides and Tutorials
  • Source- and Geography-oriented Guides and Tutorials
  • Product-oriented Guides and Tutorial "
Another useful source I use regularly when starting research on U.S. legal topics is Cornell University Law Library's Legal Research Engine, a custom search tool that searches legal research guides created by law libraries in the United States, law-themed sites indexed by InSite (Cornell's legal current awareness service), and academic blawgs.

[Source: Free Government Information]

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:24 pm


Blogger Talking Books Librarian said...

Thanks for the U.S. gov't links. I'll have to check them out.

I enjoy reading your blog - keep up the good work!

-Talking Books Librarian

1:57 pm  

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