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First 2012 Economic Census Report Released (U.S. Census Bureau)
The 2012 Economic Census Advance Report is now available on our website, business.census.gov and will be in American FactFinder tomorrow (3/27). This report highlights national-level data for over 100 industry groups, including number of establishments, revenue, payroll and number of employees. Visit our Advance Report page to view the data. Additional releases of detailed industry and geography statistics will be released over a two-year period, through June 2016.
The next two live training webinars on navigating GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) will be offered Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Register today for “Introduction to FDsys.”
· Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
· Duration: 1 hour
· Summary: During this introductory course on navigating Federal Government information using FDsys, attendees will learn basic and advanced searching, browsing, retrieving by citation, help tools, and working with FDsys search results.
Register today for “Advanced Navigation in FDsys.”
· Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
· Duration: 1.5 hours
· Summary: This course focuses on tracking Federal legislation and regulations in FDsys.
A live training Webinar, "Public Papers of the Presidents in FDsys," will be offered on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Register today for “Public Papers of the Presidents in FDsys”
· Start Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
· Duration: 45 minutes
· Summary: In this tutorial, attendees will learn about the “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States” collection in GPO’s Federal Digital System. The session will include background information and an in-depth look at Public Papers of the Presidents, descriptions of documents contained within the Public Papers publication, and a demonstration of various search strategies.
A live training webinar, “U.S. Courts Opinions: An FDsys Collection,” will be offered on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Register today for “U.S. Courts Opinions: An FDsys Collection.”
· Date: April 17, 2014
· Start Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
· Duration: 60 minutes
· Summary: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Registration for all FDLP Webinars is required. Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon registering, an e-mail confirmation of registration for each session will include instructions for joining the webinars.
Registration confirmations for each webinar will be sent from sqldba @icohere.com. To ensure delivery of registration confirmations, registrants should configure junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that e-mail address.
You can also view archived webinars on GPO's webinar archive page. Subscribe to the RSS feed to be alerted when new webinars are posted to the archive.
Federal and State documents at the Valley Library can be found in a variety of places. The most recent documents are often online only, and can be located with a search of the library catalog; links to these documents are found in the catalog record. Many of our tangible (physical) documents are given a classification number in the Library of Congress (LC) system and located in the regular book stacks with our other items. Others are classified in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification (or OrDocs in the case of Oregon documents) and are found in the 3rd floor collections (shelves, CD/DVD cases, or microfiche cases). Records for all of them are included in the OSU Libraries online catalog. As you can see, it is essential to note both call numbers and locations in the catalog record.
What is SuDoc? Many of our federal documents are classified in the Library of Congress (LC) classification system and shelved with the other books, but we do have a significant number of documents classified in SuDoc. This is a system that arranges publications by the agency that produced them, NOT by subject like LC. At the Valley Library, these are all located on the 3rd floor. To learn more, please see How to Read Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) and Oregon Document (OrDocs) Call Numbers from our friends at OIT: http://www.oit.edu/libraries/library/sudocs_ordocs.pdf
Help with searching and finding government documents is available at the Information Desk in The Valley Library. Help via instant messaging, e-mail, text, and phone is available--see Ask Us
Instruction on finding and using government documents is available for classes and groups and can be tailored to the needs of the students or audience. Possible topics include
Classes can be scheduled by contacting the Government Information Librarian, Valery King.
Many government documents are available in electronic form, linked in the library catalog or available directly from government databases or the Internet. The OSU Libraries has a large collection of circulating documents as well. Many of these are located on the 3rd floor; others are cataloged and shelved within the library stacks. Be sure to check the catalog record to find out what format your document is (paper, microfiche, CD/DVD, online etc.) and the physical location of the document. The table below provides location information and circulation status for documents:
|print / SuDoc number||3rd floor Documents section||yes|
|print / LC call numbers||in stacks with other LC call numbers||yes|
|microfiche||3rd floor microfiche cases||no|
|CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM||3rd floor CD cases||most do|
|maps||3rd floor maps cases||yes|
FDsys has replaced GPOAccess as the primary public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. Featured collections include Code of Federal Regulations; United States Code; Federal Register; Congressional Bills, Documents, Hearings and Reports; Congressional Record; Compilation of Presidential Documents; Economic Indicators; Public and Private Laws.
FDsys is easy to use, but there are several robust help documents available. There is a User Manual (in pdf, download from http://www.gpo.gov/help/fdsys_user_manual.htm), and searchable online help is available throughout.
U.S. House of Representatives
Oregon Congressional Districts (map from the Oregon Blue Book)
State Senators & Representatives: Find Your Legislator at http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/home.htm
Redistricting: The Oregon Legislature and the governor approved the Congressional redistricting plan on June 30, 2011. Visit the website to see the changes: http://www.leg.state.or.us/redistricting/
Citing Government Documents: American Psychological Association (University of Nebraska Kearney)
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style (Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Univ. of Nevada, Reno)
DocsCite (Arizona State University Libraries) helps with both MLA and APA styles.
The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Law Review Association. Valley KF245 .B58 2010 (19th edition)
The Valley Library at OSU is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)