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LS 102 Course Materials

Introduction to Information Research

Government Information Sources

Information sources produced by the state and federal governments, and by international agencies such as the United Nations, are generally authoritative and unbiased.  Governments publish legislation, rules and regulations, statistics, and maps, and also issue general publications on topics ranging from gardening to gout and from the Revolutionary War to the oil spill in the Gulf.  Much of this information is now made available online.  The page linked below provides a more detailed description of government information sources and describes some of the most important titles published by federal and Louisiana agencies.

Introduction to Government Information Resources - A description of depository libraries and important government publications. 

Introduction to Government Information Resources - Assignment - A task assigned to some of the LS102 classes. 

by Lori Smith
Government Documents Department Head
Sims Memorial Library