{
Government
Information and
Documents
Intern Training, 8/14/2014
{
Federal
Documents
 The FDLP was established by Congress to
ensure public access to government
information
 Government Printing Office gath...
 Jackson has been a depository since 1963, but
have some earlier documents.
 Check out some of our docs on Tumblr
 We h...
{
North Carolina
Documents
 Print and microfiche (mostly microfiche)
 Some documents have been sent to regular
stacks.
 The collection is mostly m...
{
Finding depository
documents
 Majority of print documents are in Ferguson’s remote storage
and are searchable in catalog.
 A few are in cataloging (C, I, & L).
 Major documents are in reference (Census, Statutes at Large).
 Microfiche are in basement (for now).
 The federal documents use the SuDoc
Classification System.
 The NC documents use a similar system.
 If a call number h...
 Print federal document in storage
 Record will eventually reflect storage & include a
request button
 Print NC documen...
{i.e., not depository documents
Finding
Government
Information
 Government Information Research Guide:
http://uncg.libguides.com/govinfo
 Google advanced searching: site:.gov
 USA.go...
WHO CARES?!
You've gotta ask yourself a question
Where can I find
information
about my polling
place?
I need
information on
malaria in
Ghana.
I’m looking for
statistics on
cancer in the
United States.
I’m trying to find
demographic info
on the US federal
prison population.
I’m trying to find
info on wetlands in
North Carolina. Do
you know where I
could start?
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  • State or county board of elections
  • WHO
  • CDC
  • Dept of justice, bureau of justice statistics
  • NC dept of environment and natural resources, division of coastal management
  • Government Documents and Information for Interns

    1. 1. { Government Information and Documents Intern Training, 8/14/2014
    2. 2. { Federal Documents
    3. 3.  The FDLP was established by Congress to ensure public access to government information  Government Printing Office gathers documents, creates records, and sends them to the participating FDLP libraries. Federal Depository Library Program
    4. 4.  Jackson has been a depository since 1963, but have some earlier documents.  Check out some of our docs on Tumblr  We have print, microfiche, and online collections  Some documents have been digitized for the Home Economics & Nutrition Pamphlets  http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HEN P/id/567  This is part of the ASERL Center of Excellence program  UNC Chapel Hill is our regional repository Our collection
    5. 5. { North Carolina Documents
    6. 6.  Print and microfiche (mostly microfiche)  Some documents have been sent to regular stacks.  The collection is mostly mid-1980s up. Our Collection
    7. 7. { Finding depository documents
    8. 8.  Majority of print documents are in Ferguson’s remote storage and are searchable in catalog.
    9. 9.  A few are in cataloging (C, I, & L).
    10. 10.  Major documents are in reference (Census, Statutes at Large).
    11. 11.  Microfiche are in basement (for now).
    12. 12.  The federal documents use the SuDoc Classification System.  The NC documents use a similar system.  If a call number has a colon [:], then it is a SuDoc and not LC.  Example: PR 41.8:B 52/2  Want to play with SuDocs? Classification System
    13. 13.  Print federal document in storage  Record will eventually reflect storage & include a request button  Print NC document in storage  Record will eventually reflect storage & include a request button  Microfiche  Online federal document Examples of Catalog Records
    14. 14. {i.e., not depository documents Finding Government Information
    15. 15.  Government Information Research Guide: http://uncg.libguides.com/govinfo  Google advanced searching: site:.gov  USA.gov: Portal to online government information  ProQuest Congressional: Materials (hearings, reports, transcript of the floor debates, and more) for both houses of Congress.  See Government Information Research Guide for more! Other search tools
    16. 16. WHO CARES?! You've gotta ask yourself a question
    17. 17. Where can I find information about my polling place?
    18. 18. I need information on malaria in Ghana.
    19. 19. I’m looking for statistics on cancer in the United States.
    20. 20. I’m trying to find demographic info on the US federal prison population.
    21. 21. I’m trying to find info on wetlands in North Carolina. Do you know where I could start?

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