Thursday, March 1, 2018

New service to help find federal government information

When searching for government information, librarians and the general public typically search for information based on subjects rather than government agency authorship. Recently, the Federal Depository Library Program launched FDLP LibGuides.

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Library guides are a tool commonly used by libraries to provide users with lists of resources on particular topics. Providing Federal Depository Library partners with guides is a valuable service not only to the depository library community, but also to the general public as well.

FDLP LibGuides provides an easy site for students to find authoritative information that can be used for school reports. Here you can find information on Natural Disasters, Substance Abuse and Addiction, and Presidential Documents.

Currently 12 Guides are included, some geared specifically toward partner depository libraries. The new site is a work in progress and more Guides will be added on a continuing basis. The “Community Guides” section will link out to Guides that have been created by partner Federal Depository Libraries. This collection will also continue to grow.

Keep checking the site as more and more information is added.