Graduate School of Library and Information Science - The University of Texas




Texts and Other Tools

There are two required texts for this class. Hernon et al. (2002) can be purchased at the Coop, while the reading packet can be purchased from University Duplicating Service at the Graduate School of Business, GSB 3.136 (471-8281). As many of the readings as possible will be on Reserve at PCL; many of the readings are available electronically as indicated later in the syllabus.

The required texts are:

Hernon, Peter, Relyea, Harold C., Dugan, Robert E., & Chevrie, Joan F. (2002). United States government information. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

A one-volume reading packet.

Recommended texts include:

Hernon, Peter, Shuler, John A., & Dugan, Robert E. (2001). U.S. government on the Web: Getting the information you need (2nd ed.). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Morehead, Joe. (1999). Introduction to United States government information sources (6th ed.). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Robinson, Judith Schiek. (1998). Tapping the government grapevine: The user-friendly guide to U.S. government information sources (3rd ed.). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.

The course Web site, as well as direct email messages, will be used to inform students of changes in the course schedule, discuss assignments, and so on. Both means can be used by all course participants to communicate with each other, pass along information regarding interesting events and resources, and the like. Students will also need to be familiar with basic Internet navigation tools including a Web browser in order to identify and use sources of and about government information sources, services, and policy.