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Instructional and Class Materials


Upon request, Government Documents staff will provide in-class instruction for projects that utilize government information collections, the Libraries' Web site, or related electronic resources. Contact Ed Herman for further information.

General Information

Style manuals sometimes change. For example, the Modern Language Association (MLA) manual, version 6, tells users to underline book titles, but version 7 instructs people to italicize them. Consult your professor before adopting styles shown below to confirm that it is the appropriate version.

Citing Sources (State University at Buffalo. Arts and Sciences Libraries)
http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/guide/guide.asp?ID=156

Research Tips (State University at Buffalo. Arts and Sciences Libraries)
http://library.buffalo.edu/asl/tutorials/research.html
A guide to researching within the University Libraries. Topics include searching the UB Libraries catalog and databases.


Citing Government Publications

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (University of Memphis)
http://exlibris.memphis.edu/resource/unclesam/citeweb.html

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for Government Documents (Bowdoin College Library)
http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/chicago-gov.pdf
Covers online materials, and executive and legislative documents.

Citing Government Documents/Government Agency Style Manuals (University of North Texas Libraries)
http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/browse-topics/citation-guides-and-style-manuals/citing-government-documents

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (University of Nevada, Reno)
http://www.knowledgecenter.unr.edu/subjects/guides/government/cite.html

Government Documents Service: DocsCite (Arizona State University Libraries)
http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/docscite/docscite.htm
Fill in the blanks on a form to create citations in APA or MLA styles for documents in print/microform, CD-ROM, or Internet formats.This cite still uses the MLA's 6 rather than the more current 7th version.

Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications (Indiana University. Bloominigton)
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/?pageId=2558


Class Materials

Current Semester (  ) 

Locating Articles

HUD Presentation (January 2011)

Presentation to the Network in Aging of Western New York (July 2011)

Staff Training