IS 525 Government Information

Aims to acquaint students with government publications, their variety, interest, value, acquisition, and bibliographic control, and to develop proficiency in their reference and research use; considers publications of all types and all governments (local, national, international) with special emphasis on U. S., state and federal governments, and on the United Nations and its related specialized agencies. Prerequisite: IS 504 or consent of instructor.

Learning objectives

  • Develop an understanding of how to use government information to meet reader needs in diverse types of libraries.
  • Develop an understanding of how civics, politics and government bureaucracy affect government information.



Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS525AO
      Thu, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Scott Matheson
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).