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Government information research
Information Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population
  • Susie Skarl, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Editors
Patrick Ragains
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Publisher
Neal-Schuman
Publisher Location
Chicago, IL
Abstract

Prior to the mid-1990s, much government information lay outside the mainstream of library catalogs and core indexes and, consequently, was greatly underutilized. Finding government information required negotiating cumbersome search tools, specialized indexes, and separate call number systems. By the end of the 1990s, government information had become more accessible on the World Wide Web. Although the Internet has made searching and finding government information less taxing for patrons, most still require instruction from library staff in order to satisfy their needs in the best possible manner.

Keywords
  • Depository libraries—Reference services,
  • Government publications,
  • Library research
Language
English
Comments

Chapter 17

Permissions
Copyright 2006 Neal-Schuman, all rights reserved, used with permission.
Identifier
ISBN-10: 1555705731; ISBN-13: 978-1555705732
Publisher Citation
Skarl, S. (2006). Government Information Research. Information Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population: Neal-Schuman, 277-292.
Citation Information
Susie Skarl. "Government information research" 1stInformation Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population (2006) p. 277 - 292
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susie_skarl/2/