Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
The founding fathers of the United States designed a system that shared power among three independent government branches. More than 200 years later, it’s no surprise that US government information resources are also distributed. Peggy Garvin provides a resource guide for help searchers know where to look for US government information, wherever it resides.
The US national government has gained much ground since the nation’s founding, but states retain more power than researchers from unitary governments may realise. States often lead the way in regulation, as they are currently doing in areas related to climate change. When looking for state-level information, researchers know to turn to unofficial finding aids that centralise the information.
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