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Gov docs top 10

  1. 1. It’s got a good beat & you can dance to it:<br />Gov docs Top 10<br />
  2. 2. #1:<br /><br />Browse recommendations for robust sites by topic<br />Quick links to services<br />Search Federal & State government<br />
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  4. 4. #2: THOMAS<br /><br />Access to current and recent legislation:<br />Bill text and summaries<br />Voting results<br />Links to the text of speeches & debates in Congress<br />Great for materials 1989-present<br />
  5. 5. #3:<br /><br />Policy statements<br />Rapid posting of speeches, press conferences, issue overviews<br />Feedback functions<br />
  6. 6. #4:<br /><br />Power links:<br />Access Your Government<br />Online Services<br />State Agencies<br />
  7. 7. #5:<br /><br />Demographic data<br />Business data<br />Government data<br />Data on topics you wouldn’t expect<br />
  8. 8. #6: GPO Access<br /><br />Core government reference tools<br />Generally organized by branches of the government<br />Catalog of Government Publications <br />FDSys<br />
  9. 9. #7:<br /><br />Find proposed regulations<br />Find accompanying documents<br />Submit your comments<br />Not the most user-friendly, but powerful & improving<br />
  10. 10. #8:<br /><br />Recommended links by topic<br />Robust search function<br />Mix of citations, full text, links<br />Alert features<br />
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  12. 12. #9: FedStats<br /><br />Good starting point<br />
  13. 13. #10: WorldCat<br />Invaluable tool for finding historical government publications<br />If the UM library is not listed as holding something, contact me—I’ll double-check.<br />
  14. 14. Jennie Burroughsjennie.burroughs@umontana.edu406-243-4548<br />Need a hand?<br />Contact me.<br />