GOVT 3325 – American Public Policy 9-2-04 Hillary Campbell Government Documents Librarian
I need to find a bill… <ul><li>Books in the catalog </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Bills and Topics  i...
I have the popular name of the bill… <ul><li>Find the Public Law number using  Shepard’s Acts & Cases by Popular Name </li...
I have the bill number… <ul><li>Find the Public Law number using  Congressional Universe  (1989 – present) </li></ul><ul><...
I have the PL #...now what? <ul><li>Find the Full Text of the Law in  Congressional Universe  (1989 – Present) </li></ul><...
I have the text of the law…now what? <ul><li>Find the introduced version of the bill in  Congressional Universe  (1989-Pre...
OK, I have the introduced version of the bill…now what? <ul><li>Search  Congressional Universe  for House and Senate commi...
OK, I’ve found committee hearings, now what? <ul><li>Search  Congressional Universe  for House and Senate Committee Report...
OK, I’ve found Committee Reports, now what? <ul><li>Search  Congressional Universe  for Floor Debate and Amendment (1985 –...
More on Debate and Amendment… <ul><li>House Journal  (1972 – 2000, print, GovDocs) (online via  GPO Access  from 1991 – Pr...
OK, I’ve Found Floor Debates and Amendments, now what? <ul><li>Search  Congressional Record  microfiche or online for the ...
OK, I’ve found the engrossed version of the bill, now what? <ul><li>Search  THOMAS  for House and Senate votes (1990 – Pre...
OK, I’ve found House and Senate votes, now what? <ul><li>Search  Congressional Quarterly Almanac  for the Presidential Vet...
Anything else? <ul><li>Search  Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents  for other Presidential Statements (1965 – Pre...
Congressional Universe <ul><li>Access through library webpage -  http://www.utdallas.edu/library/ </li></ul><ul><li>Docume...
Accessing Congressional Universe Remotely <ul><li>Login with your Comet Card at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://libproxy.utdalla...
Congressional Universe  <ul><li>Bill Text </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Floor Debates </li></u...
Congressional Universe  – Other Cool Stuff <ul><li>Hot Bills </li></ul><ul><li>House / Senate Member Information </li></ul...
Reader’s Guide <ul><li>Paper index of articles published in popular periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Library has 1900- Presen...
Reading a Reader’s Guide Citation <ul><li>Congressional Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Rampaging Republicans [Editorial]  The...
How do I find the articles indexed in Reader’s Guide? <ul><li>Search library catalog for the title of the journal in which...
Public Papers of the President <ul><li>Official publication of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses and re...
Public Papers of the President <ul><li>Hoover </li></ul><ul><li>Truman </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>Kenn...
PAIS – What is it? <ul><li>Database chronicling global public policy and social issues </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access t...
PAIS-How do I use it? <ul><li>Enter through  library webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Basic or Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>...
Political Science Abstracts – What is it? <ul><li>Indexes professional journals, major news magazines and books devoted to...
Political Science Abstracts – How do I use it? <ul><li>Enter through  library webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Basic or Advanced ...
Other Databases <ul><li>America: History and Life </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Citation Index </li></ul><ul><li>Socio...
THOMAS – What is it? <ul><li>A World Wide Web resource, hosted by the Library of Congress, that provides legislative infor...
Final Research Tip <ul><li>Don’t forget the Reference Librarians!  </li></ul><ul><li>Mon-Thur: 9am – 10pm </li></ul><ul><l...
More Ways to Get Help <ul><li>Ask-A-Librarian – Email Reference Service:  http:// www.utdallas.edu/library/howto / </li></...
University of Texas at Dallas <ul><li>An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University </li></ul><ul><li>P.  O. Box  830...
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GOVT 3325 – American Public Policy

  1. 1. GOVT 3325 – American Public Policy 9-2-04 Hillary Campbell Government Documents Librarian
  2. 2. I need to find a bill… <ul><li>Books in the catalog </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Bills and Topics in Congressional Universe </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Public Laws in GPO Access </li></ul><ul><li>U. S. Serial Set Subject Index </li></ul>
  3. 3. I have the popular name of the bill… <ul><li>Find the Public Law number using Shepard’s Acts & Cases by Popular Name </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Public Law number using Congressional Universe </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Public Law number using the Popular Name Index in U. S. Statutes at Large (Not always!) </li></ul>
  4. 4. I have the bill number… <ul><li>Find the Public Law number using Congressional Universe (1989 – present) </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Public Law number using U.S. Statutes at Large (Pre-1989) </li></ul>
  5. 5. I have the PL #...now what? <ul><li>Find the Full Text of the Law in Congressional Universe (1989 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Full Text of the Law in GPO Access (1995 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Full Text of the Law in U.S. Statutes at Large (Pre-1989 to the Present) </li></ul>
  6. 6. I have the text of the law…now what? <ul><li>Find the introduced version of the bill in Congressional Universe (1989-Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Find the introduced version of the bill in THOMAS (1989-Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Find the introduced version of the bill in GovDocs microfiche (1979-2000, search catalog by bill name) </li></ul><ul><li>Search the U.S. Serial Set or Congressional Record microfiche (Before 1970, MAYBE!) </li></ul>
  7. 7. OK, I have the introduced version of the bill…now what? <ul><li>Search Congressional Universe for House and Senate committee hearings (1989 – Present, some full-text, some microfiche) </li></ul><ul><li>Search the CIS Congressional Committee Hearings microfiche for House and Senate committee hearings (Pre-1970, print index) </li></ul><ul><li>Search CIS Microfiche for House and Senate committee hearings (1970 – Present, paper index) </li></ul>
  8. 8. OK, I’ve found committee hearings, now what? <ul><li>Search Congressional Universe for House and Senate Committee Reports (1980 – Present, some full-text, some microfiche) </li></ul><ul><li>Search CIS Microfiche for House and Senate committee reports (1970 – Present, paper index) </li></ul><ul><li>Search the U.S. Serial Set microfiche for House and Senate Committee Reports (Pre-1970, paper index) </li></ul>
  9. 9. OK, I’ve found Committee Reports, now what? <ul><li>Search Congressional Universe for Floor Debate and Amendment (1985 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Congressional Record via GPO Access for Floor Debate and Amendment (1994 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search THOMAS for Congressional Record (1989 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Congressional Record microfiche for Floor Debate and Amendment (Pre-1985, indexed on microfiche) </li></ul>
  10. 10. More on Debate and Amendment… <ul><li>House Journal (1972 – 2000, print, GovDocs) (online via GPO Access from 1991 – Present), (online via LC AMP from 1789-1873) </li></ul><ul><li>Senate Journal ((1972 – 2001, print, GovDocs), (online via LC AMP from 1789-1873) </li></ul>
  11. 11. OK, I’ve Found Floor Debates and Amendments, now what? <ul><li>Search Congressional Record microfiche or online for the engrossed version of the bill </li></ul><ul><li>Search THOMAS or Congressional Universe for the engrossed version of the bill (1990 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search House and Senate Journal for the engrossed version of the bill ((1972 – 2000, print, GovDocs), (online via LC AMP from 1789-1873) </li></ul>
  12. 12. OK, I’ve found the engrossed version of the bill, now what? <ul><li>Search THOMAS for House and Senate votes (1990 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Congressional Record via GPO Access (1994 – Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Congressional Record microfiche (pre-1990) </li></ul><ul><li>Search House and Senate Journal for the House and Senate votes ((1972 – 2000, print, GovDocs), (online via LC AMP from 1789-1873) </li></ul>
  13. 13. OK, I’ve found House and Senate votes, now what? <ul><li>Search Congressional Quarterly Almanac for the Presidential Veto or Signature (1962 – Present, paper copy in Reference) </li></ul><ul><li>Search CIS Presidential Vetoes microfiche for the Presidential Veto (Pre-1962, print index) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Anything else? <ul><li>Search Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents for other Presidential Statements (1965 – Present, Periodicals) (1995 – Present via EBSCOhost) </li></ul><ul><li>www.house.gov and www.senate.gov – Committee webpages, glossaries, historical info, directories </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Other Documents (reports, studies, statistics) – Search the Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Histories in U.S. Statutes at Large (Rarely) </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Histories in CIS Legislative Histories (For some laws, between ) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Congressional Universe <ul><li>Access through library webpage - http://www.utdallas.edu/library/ </li></ul><ul><li>Documents can be printed or emailed </li></ul>
  16. 16. Accessing Congressional Universe Remotely <ul><li>Login with your Comet Card at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login </li></ul><ul><li>Search the library catalog or select a specific database </li></ul>
  17. 17. Congressional Universe <ul><li>Bill Text </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Floor Debates </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Reports and Hearings </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage Chart </li></ul>
  18. 18. Congressional Universe – Other Cool Stuff <ul><li>Hot Bills </li></ul><ul><li>House / Senate Member Information </li></ul><ul><li>Inside Washington – journal articles covering current events in politics </li></ul>
  19. 19. Reader’s Guide <ul><li>Paper index of articles published in popular periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Library has 1900- Present in paper copy </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Copy located in the library, Reference Aisle 1B </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged by subject </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reading a Reader’s Guide Citation <ul><li>Congressional Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Rampaging Republicans [Editorial] The </li></ul><ul><li>Nation v275 no18 p3-4 </li></ul>
  21. 21. How do I find the articles indexed in Reader’s Guide? <ul><li>Search library catalog for the title of the journal in which the article is published </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the library has coverage for the year the article was published </li></ul><ul><li>Microfilm, hard copy or electronic (link from catalog record) </li></ul><ul><li>Use InterLibrary Loan service if the library doesn’t own the journal </li></ul>
  22. 22. Public Papers of the President <ul><li>Official publication of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses and remarks </li></ul><ul><li>Each volume contains papers and speeches of the President issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during a certain time period </li></ul><ul><li>In chronological order </li></ul>
  23. 23. Public Papers of the President <ul><li>Hoover </li></ul><ul><li>Truman </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Ford </li></ul><ul><li>Carter </li></ul><ul><li>Reagan </li></ul><ul><li>George Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul>
  24. 24. PAIS – What is it? <ul><li>Database chronicling global public policy and social issues </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to government publications and reports </li></ul><ul><li>Citation index only – no full text </li></ul>
  25. 25. PAIS-How do I use it? <ul><li>Enter through library webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Basic or Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>Limit by Year of Publication, Document Type, Government Publication and UTD holdings </li></ul>
  26. 26. Political Science Abstracts – What is it? <ul><li>Indexes professional journals, major news magazines and books devoted to North American politics and political analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Citation only – no full text </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be emailed, printed or saved </li></ul>
  27. 27. Political Science Abstracts – How do I use it? <ul><li>Enter through library webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Basic or Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>Limit by Year, Author, Source, and Institutional Affiliation of Author </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of cross-referencing </li></ul>
  28. 28. Other Databases <ul><li>America: History and Life </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Citation Index </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Digital National Security Archive </li></ul><ul><li>*All available through library’s page of electronic databases* </li></ul>
  29. 29. THOMAS – What is it? <ul><li>A World Wide Web resource, hosted by the Library of Congress, that provides legislative information </li></ul><ul><li>Roll Call Votes </li></ul><ul><li>How a Bill Becomes a Law </li></ul><ul><li>http://thomas.loc.gov </li></ul>
  30. 30. Final Research Tip <ul><li>Don’t forget the Reference Librarians! </li></ul><ul><li>Mon-Thur: 9am – 10pm </li></ul><ul><li>Fri: 9am-8pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sat:10am-7pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sun:1pm-10pm </li></ul>
  31. 31. More Ways to Get Help <ul><li>Ask-A-Librarian – Email Reference Service: http:// www.utdallas.edu/library/howto / </li></ul><ul><li>forms/ erfform.html </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Reference – UT Systemwide: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.utsystem.edu /students/ </li></ul><ul><li>ask.html </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians on the Loose – x2919 for locations </li></ul>
  32. 32. University of Texas at Dallas <ul><li>An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University </li></ul><ul><li>P. O. Box 830643 Richardson, TX 75083-0643 972-883-2955 </li></ul><ul><li>September 2, 2004 </li></ul>

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