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Keeping America Informed: Government Docs
KSL Government Documents cover a wide range of subjects, from presidential papers to miniature copies of the Constitution. You'll find unusual resources plus help from the Government Documents staff!
"It's one of the most interesting collections with things like style manuals, art from the Smithsonian & Library of Congress, or literature, business, and society," says Karen Thornton, Head of Government Documents. "You'll find alcohol & substance abuse reports from Health and Human Services. Schizoprenia Bulletin in the Case Catalog is now in the EJC."
Favorite: Hearings, a cross-section of Americans "...dating back to the 30s, rich in history with unusal people, anyone who has testified like writers in the blacklist era, actors for environmental issues."
Favorites: Cheryl Burden, Government Documents Assistant likes "topics from the Library of Congress, crime stats, food & drug recalls, Department of Homeland Security—there's so much!" She notes that KSL also receives unusual things: children's puzzles & coloring books, 3-D Pocket Viewfinder from the NASA exploration space program, and documents in print, microfiche, DVD/CD's and electronic formats.
Government Document staff suggests:
• USA.gov A-Z Departments & Agency resources, Statistics, Sci-Tech, Business, History, World Maps & more...
• Economic Report of the President KSL QuickReference (HC106.5A272), online via GPO
• Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, KSL (Hoover 1930 - G. W. Bush 2005) & online via GPO
• NASA Technical Reports
• Study for U.S. Citizen test with KSL's Civics Flash Cards & test information, Citizenship & Immigration resources.
Selected Government Sources, Case Libraries' Research Databases:
• Access UN 1966-2010, via NewsBank. Premier index to thousands of United Nations Official Records, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Treaty Series citations, full-text UN documents, & more.
• Statistical Abstract of the United States KSL QuickReference HA202.U5 and online.
• Homeland Security Digital Library Policy, strategy, management (U.S. & internationl governments, nonprofits & private entities.)
• HeinOnline, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.N. Law Collection, pre-1981 coverage U.S. Federal Register, & more.
Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University has been a congressionally designated federal depository for United States Government publications since 1913. KSL is also a mirror site for the 2000 & 2010 Census.
Posted by Karen Oye on March 9, 2011 07:52 PM