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    1. 1. 2009 Gov Docs Refresher Historical Docs refresher Statistics Tips Digital historical gov docs
    2. 2. Historical Gov Docs Refresher <ul><li>1976-present in OPAC, sporadic cataloging for materials prior to that </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat is the next best place to look for older gov docs </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to use LexisNexis Congressional to find hearings </li></ul>
    3. 3. Statistics Tips <ul><li>Statistical Abstract first </li></ul><ul><li>Google or USA.gov search isn’t a bad strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Agency approach works well—who would collect that data? </li></ul><ul><li>Census Bureau A to Z is good for pointing in the right direction. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerhouses other than Census: </li></ul>BLS BTS EIA NCES BEA NCHS BJS
    4. 4. Old Census Figures <ul><li>CEIC has quick access to historical population figures for Montana ( http://ceic.mt.gov ) </li></ul><ul><li>We do have old Census volumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical Census Browser at UVA </li></ul><ul><li>Census Bureau has digitized lots of their historical reports (more on this later… </li></ul>
    5. 5. AGENCY, LIBRARY, COOPERATIVE, & PROPRIETARY SOURCES Digitized Historical Government Documents
    6. 6. Don’t forget about licensed resources U.S. Congressional Serial Set Hein Online Digital National Security Archive
    7. 7. What is the Serial Set?? <ul><li>Short answer: A huge historical treasure trove </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House & Senate reports related to legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many reprinted executive branch documents (especially annual reports) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special investigations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous cool stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not hearings (with a few rare exceptions) </li></ul>
    8. 8. More Serial Set <ul><li>Look for something in the Serial Set when: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People are looking for gov docs older than 1964 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People have a citation in hand that looks like S. Doc 91, 88-1 or H.Rep. 231, 54-2 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Hein Online <ul><li>Law library licenses this (campus-wide license) </li></ul><ul><li>Great content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statutes at Large </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supreme Court opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search interface needs improvement, but the content access is great. </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable PDFs (excellent for email reference) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Digital National Security Archive <ul><li>Access to declassified government information related to U.S. foreign policy </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for topics in the latter half of 20 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Think of this database if student is researching provocative foreign relations issues (Cuban Missile Crisis, Iran-Contra, history of U.S. in Afghanistan) </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>COOPERATIVES </li></ul><ul><li>AGENCIES </li></ul><ul><li>LIBRARIES </li></ul>The free stuff…
    12. 12. Cooperatives <ul><li>Google Book Project: http://books.google.com/ </li></ul>
    13. 13. Cooperatives, cont. <ul><li>Open Content Alliance / Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/USGovernmentDocuments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has separate section for digitized U.S. Government Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians can submit materials for digital archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better understanding of copyright-free status </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Federal Agencies
    15. 15. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <ul><li>Publications Warehouse: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-File Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Supply Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water-Resources Investigations Reports </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Census Bureau <ul><li>Digitized copies of historical statistical volumes: http://www.census.gov/history/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Census Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Abstract of the U.S.: 1878-present ( http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/past_years.html ) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Forest Service <ul><li>Treesearch: http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research station publications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forest Service publications are highly dispersed. It can be useful to visit individual forest or research station websites. </li></ul>
    18. 18. National Agricultural Library Digital Repository <ul><li>Many core USDA series: http://naldr.nal.usda.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture Handbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearbook of Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports of the Secretary Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Economic Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Bulletins </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. NASA <ul><li>NASA Technical Report Server: http://ntrs.nasa.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA technical reports, 1958-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NACA collection, 1915-1958 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASA Images: http://www.nasaimages.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA's images, videos and audio collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative project with the Internet Archive </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis <ul><li>FRASER: http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banking & monetary statistics, 1896-1970 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Indicators, 1948-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Report of the President, 1947-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of Current Business, 1921-1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ALFRED: http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets of current and “vintage” data </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) <ul><li>Electronic Reading Room: http://www.foia.cia.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Jewels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UFOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychological warfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space weapons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memos about other countries </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Smithsonian Institution <ul><li>Smithsonian Digital Library: http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=1.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Exploring Expedition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity Heritage Library Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mosaic of Science </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Department of Labor <ul><li>Wirtz Labor Digital Library: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/library/digital/main.htm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Labor publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade union and labor history materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor leaders’ biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical abstracts </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Bureau of Land Management <ul><li>General Land Office records: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Patent search for all available states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plat maps for some states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Montana plat maps: http://glo.mt.gov/ </li></ul>
    25. 25. Library of Congress <ul><li>American Memory collection: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html </li></ul>
    26. 26. Academic & State Libraries
    27. 27. University of North Texas <ul><li>Government information digital collections: http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/digital-collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CRS reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment Station Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Newsmaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FCC Record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA publications </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. University of Wisconsin <ul><li>Foreign Relations of the United States: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/ </li></ul>
    29. 29. University of California, Santa Barbara <ul><li>American Presidency Project: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington to Taft (1789-1913) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover to Bush (1929-1993) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Clinton to G.W. Bush (1993-2008) </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Oklahoma State University <ul><li>Digital Collections: http://digital.library.okstate.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Claims Commission Decisions </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Cornell University <ul><li>Making of America: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Cornell site has the War of the Rebellion series for the Army and Navy. </li></ul>
    32. 32. University of Virginia <ul><li>Digital Collections: http://lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical Census Browser: http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State and county data for common topics, 1790-1960 </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Illinois State Library <ul><li>Part of the Illinois Digital Archive: http://www.idaillinois.org/cgi-bin/ida/specificInstitution.pl?inst=118 </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful scans of WWI and WWII documents </li></ul>
    34. 34. University of Maryland School of Law <ul><li>Special Collections and Digital Projects: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/specialcollections/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Virginia Commonwealth University <ul><li>VCU Libraries Digital Collections: http://dig.library.vcu.edu/index.php </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PS Magazine, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Yale University <ul><li>Avalon Project: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Text versions of important legal documents </li></ul>
    37. 37. Other favorites <ul><li>David Rumsey Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com/ </li></ul>
    38. 38. Other Favorites, cont. <ul><li>Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports (French National Library): http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb37575968z/date </li></ul>