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                                                Mastering United States

                                              Government Information

                                              Sources and Services

                                                        CHRISTOPHER C. BROWN

                                                > AWARD WINNER
                                              LJ Best Reference of 2020 –Library Journal, March 1, 2021
                                               “ any public or academic library. ”
                                                 Well-written and extremely thorough, this guide will be indispensable to

             April 2020 ,  419pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4                                               —Booklist, May 15, 2020
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-7250-1        When information professionals are asked questions involving government information,
             $75.00 ,  £56.00 ,  €63,00       they often experience that “deer in the headlights” feeling. Mastering United States
            eBook: 978-1-4408-7251-8
                                              Government Information helps them overcome any trepidation about finding and using
                                              government documents.
              CHRISTOPHER C. BROWN  is reference
            librarian and coordinator of government   Written by Christopher C. Brown, coordinator of government documents at the University
            documents at the University of Denver, Main   of Denver, this approachable book provides an introduction to all major areas of U.S.
            Library. Brown has taught as an adjunct   government information. It references resources in all formats, including print and online.
            professor in the University of Denver Library
            School for 20 years, and many students have   Examples are provided so users will feel comfortable solving government information
            taken his government publications course.   questions on their own, while exercises at the end of chapters enable users to practice
                                              answering questions for themselves. Additionally, several appendixes serve as quick
                                              reference sources for such topics as congressional sessions, the most popular government
                                              publications, federal statistical databases, and citation of government publications. It
                                              serves as a practical and current guide for practitioners as well as a text or supplementary
                                              reading for students of library information studies and for in-service trainings.

                                                Helping Library Users with

                                              Legal Questions

                                              Practical Advice for Research, Programming,
                                              and Outreach

                                                        DEBORAH A. HAMILTON
                                               “ especially those new to legal reference. ”
                                                 This guide would be helpful to anyone who provides reference services,

                                                                                       —Library Journal, October 1, 2021
             July 2021 ,  193pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4     According to the National Center for State Courts, in 76 percent of civil cases in the
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-7200-6
             $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €46,00       United States at least one of the parties represents themself. As more people represent
            eBook: 978-1-4408-7201-3           themselves in court, more are coming to the library to seek answers to legal questions.
                                              Do you ever feel panicked when someone asks you a legal reference question? Are you
              DEBORAH A. HAMILTON  is the strategic   are not sure where to look for information or how much information you can provide?
            services librarian who oversees the law   What can libraries do to assist self-represented litigants? Deborah Hamilton began her
            collection at Pikes Peak Library District. She
            has served as president, vice president, and   career as a law librarian with no formal legal training. Now, not only does she help people
            secretary for the Colorado Association of   with legal reference questions, but she also provides legal programming and outreach to
            Law Libraries.                    the community.

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