Navigating the maze of U.S. government resources
The U.S. government is one of the largest publishers of free information on just about any topic. But with all those resources from so many agencies, it's difficult to find exactly what you need. In this issue of ResearchNOTES, I share some of my favorite tools for navigating U.S. government resources:
Try the USA.gov search engine at search.USA.gov. I like to use this site's image search when I want to find free photos to use in my reports and presentations.
From ADA.gov to WomensHistoryMonth.gov, there's a subject-related site just for you. Visit U.S. Government Portals and browse this extensive and up-to-date list, created and maintained by librarian Robert Teeter.
Many libraries offer online guides to government resources. My favorites include one from the Federal Documents Task Force at Vanderbilt University and another from the Best Information on the Net collection from St. Ambrose University Library.
What tools do you use to search U.S. government resources?
Regards - Marcy
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