Editors

Patrick Ragains

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Information Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population

Publisher

Neal-Schuman

Publisher Location

Chicago, IL

Edition

1st

First page number:

277

Last page number:

292

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

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Other Education

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.


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