NC dept of environment and natural resources, division of coastal management
Government Information and You Reference Intern Training Lynda M. Kellam
Steps to finding a government document:1. If a student comes up to you with a title and/or SUDOC #, always re-check it in the catalog.2. If they have a SUDOC # and no title, use the Call # Search.3. If you still can’t find it, try to replicate their search to re- find it.
Steps to finding a government document:4. Look at the catalog record. Is the item available online? Is it on microfiche or microform? Is it a NC document or a US document? Note the size of the item (in the Description section). And make sure you write down the number correctly!5. If you still can’t find it ... If you can’t find an item that is supposed to be in the gov doc stacks, check the microfiche (and vice versa). If it’s a large item, check the oversize section. If all fails, check the shelflist to see clues to its location (for the truly ambitious). And if you’re still stumped, ask Susan or Lynda for help!
Levels of Government Local State Federal International Organizations aka Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) Formed by governments (e.g., the United Nations) and have legal personality by virtue of a treaty Can be universal (UN), regional (EU), or subregional (Benelux) Non-governmental Organizations Can be international, national, or local