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Indiana - Researching with State & Federal Government Resources

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Are you or your patrons looking for an authoritative source for information when filling out that grant application, completing a research paper, or just wanting to know what your elected representatives are doing? Learn the ins and outs of searching for government information in the Indiana State Library’s collections and on government websites. This webinar is designed to provide an introductory overview for locating current or historical government information. No prerequisite knowledge required.
Presenter: Brent Abercrombie and Andrea Glenn / Indiana State Library

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Indiana - Researching with State & Federal Government Resources

  1. 1. Stay Connected Indiana State Library Blog http://blog.library.in.gov/ The WednesdayWord http://www.in.gov/library/newsroom.htm Indiana State Library’s Continuing Education Website https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/ Indiana State Library’s Calendar of Events http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL
  2. 2. Today’sWebinar Brent Abercrombie | Indiana State Library Federal Documents Coordinator Andrea Glenn | Indiana State Library State Documents Coordinator
  3. 3. RESEARCHING WITH STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES Presented By: Brent Abercrombie, Federal Documents Coordinator Andrea Glenn, State Documents Coordinator Indiana State Library – Indianapolis, IN
  4. 4. Objectives • Define Government Documents • List Examples of Federal and State Government Documents • Locate Federal Documents • Online Federal Resources • Locate State Documents • Online State Resources • Questions & Discussion
  5. 5. What are Government Documents? • “A government document is an official publication of a government agency, whether it is international, federal, state, county or city. What you may consider typical government documents such as laws, codes, rules and regulations, census publications, etc., are only a small portion of the government's collection.The collection ranges from pamphlets on current popular topics to highly technical and scientific studies on any subject imaginable, as well as maps and charts.” • Source: University of Oregon John E. Jawqua Law Library, https://library.uoregon.edu/law/govdocs.html
  6. 6. FEDERAL DOCUMENTS Finding Current & Historical Government Information
  7. 7. Examples of Federal Documents • Annual Reports • Congressional hearings • Congressional Record • Executive documents – presidential speeches, budget proposals, etc. • Federal Register • Maps • Puzzles and comic books • Song and story collections • Weather reports • Military manuals • Military histories
  8. 8. Locating Federal Documents • FDLP Libraries (look for the logo) • FDsys.gov or GovInfo.gov (GPO’s Digital Repository) • Catalog of Government Publications • NationalArchives • Worldcat.org
  9. 9. IN.GOV/LIBRARY/FEDDEPOSIT
  10. 10. FEDDOCS.LIB.IN.US
  11. 11. GOVINFO.GOV
  12. 12. GovInfo – Search Results
  13. 13. CONGRESS.GOV
  14. 14. USA.GOV
  15. 15. Topics –Voting & Elections
  16. 16. SCIENCE.GOV
  17. 17. Library of Congress
  18. 18. LOC.GOV
  19. 19. Guides ForTeachers
  20. 20. National Archives – ARCHIVES.GOV
  21. 21. PRESENDENTIAL LIBRARIES
  22. 22. HARRYTRUMAN LIBRARY
  23. 23. U.S. House of Reps – History
  24. 24. HISTORY.HOUSE.GOV
  25. 25. SUPREMECOURT.GOV
  26. 26. USCOURTS.GOV
  27. 27. U.S. DEPARTMENTS & AGENCIES • Homepages Excellent Source of Information • Overview of the Agency & Mission • Specific Research/Assistance Material • Look for the .gov
  28. 28. STATE.GOV
  29. 29. TREASURY.GOV
  30. 30. IRS.GOV
  31. 31. Internal Revenue Services
  32. 32. DOL.GOV
  33. 33. CENSUS.GOV
  34. 34. American Fact Finder
  35. 35. STATE DOCUMENTS Print and Online Resources for Indiana Government Information
  36. 36. Indiana State Library www.in.gov/library
  37. 37. Indiana State Library – Indiana Division www.in.gov/library/4067.htm
  38. 38. Depository Program www.in.gov/library/2627.htm
  39. 39. Guide to State Docs ww.in.gov/library/4066.htm
  40. 40. Digitized Indiana Documents INDIANA STATE LIBRARY Digital Collections http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ISLdigitalcollections • Indiana Historical Legislative Documents • Indiana State Agency Documents INDIANA MEMORY DigitalCollections https://digital.library.in.gov/ • DNR State Parks and Reservoirs • DNR Historic Preservation and Archaeology • Road to Indiana Statehood (IUPUI/Indiana StateArchives) INDIANA MEMORYTeacher Resources https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/TeacherResources
  41. 41. Official Indiana StateWebsite www.in.gov/
  42. 42. Indiana General Assembly (IGA) iga.in.gov/
  43. 43. Legislators – Current & Former
  44. 44. FindYour Legislator
  45. 45. Legislators – Past & Present legdb.iga.in.gov/
  46. 46. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in.gov/gov/
  47. 47. Previous Governors in.gov/governorhistory/
  48. 48. Indiana Courts & Supreme Court www.in.gov/judiciary/
  49. 49. Courts in the Classroom www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/
  50. 50. State Agencies www.in.gov/core/find_agency.html
  51. 51. IN Attorney General in.gov/attorneygeneral/
  52. 52. Indiana Secretary of State Election Division in.gov/sos/elections
  53. 53. Indiana Secretary of State Business Services Division in.gov/sos/business/
  54. 54. IN Dept. of Natural Resources in.gov/dnr/
  55. 55. IN DNR Division of State Parks
  56. 56. IN DNR Division of Fish &Wildlife
  57. 57. IN DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology
  58. 58. IN Dept. of Environmental Management in.gov/idem/
  59. 59. IN Dept. of Education www.doe.in.gov/
  60. 60. IN Professional Licensing Agency in.gov/pla/
  61. 61. IN State Dept. of Health in.gov/isdh/
  62. 62. IN Dept. of Homeland Security in.gov/dhs/
  63. 63. IN State Police in.gov/isp/
  64. 64. IN Dept. ofTransportation in.gov/indot/
  65. 65. IN Bureau of MotorVehicles www.in.gov/bmv/
  66. 66. IN Dept. of Revenue www.in.gov/dor/
  67. 67. Indiana Historical Bureau in.gov/history/
  68. 68. Indiana State Museum www.indianamuseum.org/
  69. 69. Lincoln Collection www.lincolncollection.org/collection/
  70. 70. IN State Archives – www.in.gov/iara
  71. 71. Indiana Digital Archives secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/
  72. 72. INTransparency Portal www.in.gov/itp/
  73. 73. State Budget www.in.gov/sba
  74. 74. gateway.ifionline.org/
  75. 75. State Data Center www.in.gov/library/isdc.htm
  76. 76. STATS Indiana www.stats.indiana.edu/
  77. 77. Indiana MAP indianamap.org/
  78. 78. Contact Us for Assistance • BrentAbercrombie Federal Documents Coordinator Reference Librarian babercrombie@library.in.gov (317) 232-3733 • AndreaGlenn State Documents Coordinator Indiana Librarian aglenn@library.in.gov (317) 232-3729

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