In the six years since the second edition of the bestselling Oryx information guide, Using Government Information Sources, was published, a lot has changed in the searching process. Much government information is w found exclusively on the Internet and there are many more print resources available. The new third edition, by Jean L. Sears and Marlyn K. Moody, is the extensively revised edition of this popular and useful title. Designed for beginning as well as experienced researchers, this resource will guide users to the best government information sources both print and electronic. Each chapter is grouped into four search strategy categories: the subject search, the agency search, the statistical search, and special techniques. New to this edition is a chapter on Housing and Construction Statistics.
JEAN L. SEARS is currently the head of the Government Documents Department at Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio. She has worked in the government information field for more than 25 years, and previously she was the president of the Ohio Government Documents Round Table as well as a recipient of their Clyde award for outstanding achievement or service in the field of government information. Ms. Sears holds a master of science in librarianship from Western Michigan University. MARILYN K. MOODY is presently director of the Science and Engineering Library at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and will soon take over as the Associate University Librarian for Information and Research Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ms. Moody has written numerous articles for a variety of library and information science journals and is the editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly. A popular speaker, Ms. Moody has given many workshops and presentations on electronic government information, using the Internet and the Web, and the digital library. Ms. Moody holds a masters degree in library science from the University of Illinois.