Locating U.S. Government Information
Handbook, Third Edition
By: Edward Herman & Theodora Belniak
Numerous changes in government information have occurred since the second edition was published in 1999, the most prominent being the availability of free government documents online. Government portals such as USA.gov and FDSys were launched after the release of the second edition, which means you have access to more material than ever, making finding government documents much easier!
Because many government documents are available free online, this book is designed to be used in tandem with Internet resources. It offers you information on basic online research skills and outlines search strategies using both government and non-government information portals. It also includes a chart to help you navigate different search engines while looking for government documents.
This handbook will help users learn how to do legal research in the wider and sometimes confusing world of government documents, and is organized intuitively to help the novice. It can be used as a quick reference tool to navigate the citation formats and unique government information portals, to aid in understanding the material, to find non-government resources, and to answer some subject-based questions about the availability of government documents. The text includes reproductions of indexes, examples of searches, and illustrative charts that are extremely helpful to researchers, while questions and answers are provided to invoke thought on the material covered within each chapter.
- United States Government Structure
- Information About Government Documents
- About the Government Printing Office
- Basic Online Research Skills
- Search Strategies Using Government and Non-Government Information Portals
- And More!
Item #: 9009
Pages: xiv, 279p.
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2015
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Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Twentieth Edition
For more than 80 years, law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook’s unique system of citation. This new edition retains the same basic approach to legal citation established by its predecessors. The layout has been updated to make information easier to access. Some citation forms have been expanded, elaborated upon, or modified from previous editions to reflect the ever-expanding range of authorities used in legal writing and to respond to suggestions from the legal community.
Item #: 1308
Pages: xxvi, 511 pp.
Published: Cambridge; Harvard Law Review Association; 2015
Distributed: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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User’s Guide to the Bluebook,
Revised for the Twentieth Edition
By: Alan L. Dworsky
citation form as easy and painless as possible. To help alleviate the obstacles faced when using proper citation form, this text is set up as a how-to manual with a step-by-step approach to learning the basic skills of citation and includes the numbers of the relevant Bluebook rules under most chapter subheadings for easy reference when more information is needed.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – A Quick Tour of the Bluebook
Chapter 3 – Typeface
Chapter 4 – How to Cite a Case
Chapter 5 – How to Cite Other Commonly Cited Sources