United States Government Information Sources: Spring 2009


James A. Giliberto


University at Albany


Spring 2009


An examination of the general and specialized sources that comprise the texts and finding aids of United States government information. Practical assignments will give students direct experience with these sources, and the lectures and readings will provide a framework for understanding the ways in which the federal government generates and disseminates information. In addition to printed materials, as array of online services, including Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, will be studied.

Required Textbook:

Hernon, P. 2002. United States Government Information: Policies and Sources.

Link to Syllabus:


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