There's a Gov Doc for That (LLA 2013)

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Intimidated by government information? Fear not! There are several easy ways to locate useful
government information on almost any topic. Come and learn about some of the resources you,
and your users, might be missing!

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There's a Gov Doc for That (LLA 2013)

  1. 1. There’s a Gov Doc for That! Sonnet Ireland Head of Federal Documents & Microforms Earl K. Long LibraryLLA Conference University of New OrleansMarch 7, 2013
  2. 2. And who might you be?Im the Head of Federal Documents &Microforms for the Earl K. Long Library atthe University of New Orleans.Weve been a depository since 1963,and we have a 93% selection rate. Thatmeans that we receive 93% of what thegovernment puts out.
  3. 3. What are you going to tell us?Today, I’m going to tell you…• How to find government resources online• How to find your local depository• How to get FREE stuff… that’s right…FREE
  4. 4. How to Find Gov Info Online• Searching the GPO catalog• Using Google to solve your problems• Some government sites that tend to be useful
  5. 5. Searching the GPO CatalogCatalog.gpo.gov1) Basic search options2) Advanced search options3) Expert/Browse4) New Titles
  6. 6. Searching…Examples1) Basic search options Sequester2) Advanced search options Sequester, limited3) Expert/Browse Touch on Browse…LC 1.1/A4) New Titles
  7. 7. Using Google to Solve Your Problems1) Using the .gov search2) Using a specific government site search
  8. 8. Using Google…ExamplesUsing the .gov search How the .gov limiter works You don’t always get what you want…Sandy Hook site:.gov My “Magic” Trick Demo
  9. 9. Using Google…ExamplesUsing a specific government site search How the limiter can make your life even easier Deep Water Horizon site:NASA.gov Britney Spears site:TSA.gov
  10. 10. Some Gov Sites that Tend to be UsefulTo find information on a variety of topics,try…USA.govLibrary of CongressCongress.gov (beta)
  11. 11. How to Find Your Local DepositoryThe direct way…http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp
  12. 12. How to Find Your Local DepositoryThe long way…Beta.fdlp.gov About the FDLP Federal Depository Libraries
  13. 13. How to get FREE stuff…Publications.USA.gov Searching the site Browsing by categories Blank search (it does work)SAMHSA.gov
  14. 14. Other Cool SitesNational Hurricane CenterReady.govVault.FBI.govCIA.gov Library  Publications
  15. 15. Shameless Self-Promotion Gov Info 4 Schools govinfo4schools.blogspot.com Federal Documents @ Earl K. Long Library feddocs.blogspot.com Twitter: @feddocs
  16. 16. Thank you! Sonnet Ireland Head of Federal Documents & MicroformsEarl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans sebrown3@uno.edu http://www.linkedin.com/in/sonnet And again.... Gov Info 4 Schools govinfo4schools.blogspot.com Federal Documents @ Earl K. Long Library feddocs.blogspot.com Twitter: @feddocs and @sonnetireland

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