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Selected Online Resources: Reference / Public Services

beSpacific: Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002 (Sabrina I. Pacifici) A blog launched in 2002 and "updated daily, beSpacific has a searchable database of over 45,000 posts on subjects including: high profile government documents, legal research, Congressional and regulatory issues pertaining to law and technology, copyright and intellectual property, energy, the economy, education, tech related litigation, and libraries/librarians."

Citing Government Documents (Florida State University Libraries) Provides numerous examples for several different publications and in different formats.

Exhibits and Displays (ALA GODORT), including the Government Documents Display Clearinghouse (ALA GODORT Education Committee and Minnesota State University, Mankato) A compilation of resources for creating library exhibits.  If you're looking for ideas for your own government documents display, get inspired by visiting this site.

Government Information Online (GIO) Virtual Reference Service (ALA GODORT Education Committee) An online reference service supported by Federal depository librarians from several libraries throughout the U.S. Submit a question or search the FAQs.

GovSpeak: A Guide to Government Acronyms and Abbreviations (University of California, San Diego Geisel Library) "The most current, extensive and fully-linked listing of U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms."

LLSDC's Legislative Source Book (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC) Originally a print publication, "The Legislative Source Book is a project of LLSDC's Legislative Research Special Interest Section" and provides substantive articles and resources covering various aspects of Federal legislation and regulations.

Resource Example: Page Q from GovSpeak (UCSD Geisel Library)

Page Q from GovSpeak resource

Screenshot of the guide, "GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations."