The Congressional Research Service has a guide to basic legislative research at the federal level. This report [pdf] provides an overview of federal legislative history research, the legislative process, and where to find congressional documents. The report also summarizes some of the reasons researchers are interested in legislative history, briefly describes the actions a piece [...]
If you frequently use the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website or FCC information in your work, you can now design your own dashboard to present their news and reports according to your liking. The Beta version of MyFCC.gov allows you to choose from widgets, new media, guides, news, personal links, help, reports, documents, events, and [...]
The Government Documents Roundtable of Ohio (GODORT) will have its spring meeting on May 18th at the State Library of Ohio. You do not need to be a member of GODORT to attend – anyone interested in Ohio and Federal documents, their uses, trends, resources to locate them, or other topics is invited. For the [...]
From the Reference Desk… Business.gov has a new name and location. Business.USA.gov is the new multi-agency source of Federal programs, tools, grants, events, data, links, blogs, and more.
The State Library of Ohio invites you to our training room on May 4 to view a North Carolina Library Association-sponsored webinar on data in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The American Community Survey replaced the decennial census long form in 2010. The ACS has a very different methodology than the decennial census and [...]
Some time ago, the Census Bureau announced that it would no longer compile the annual Statistical Abstract, an essential source of reliable statistics. Proquest, which provides some of our OhioLINK resources, has decided to pick up where the Census Bureau left off, and will issue online and print editions for 2013. This is great news.
Publications.USA.gov may be your answer. It’s a “one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.” The Federal government publishes material on any subject you can imagine. You might have seen small brochures listing consumer pamphlets that you can order from Pueblo, Colorado on everything from saving gas dollars to greenscaping your [...]
It is now easy to find 2010 Census information on our website. Locate the Government Documents link under the eagle on our home page. Scroll down to the links under the Ohio flag and you will find Census 2010 information. Pages can be loaded in many languages, including Hmong and Somali.
The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce a new exhibit based on the U.S. Government Printing Office publication Keeping America Informed: 150 Years of Service to the Nation. The exhibit features a small sample of the many federal publications in the State Library of Ohio’s depository collections. The Federal Depository Library Program was [...]
If you work in the field of social or health services, you probably like to keep the latest poverty guidelines handy. The newest guidelines have just been published on pages 4034-35 in the January 26, 2012 issue of the Federal Register. You can read them anytime day or night by using several easy steps: go [...]