Using Government Information Sources: Print and Electronic

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Chapter 9
Business Aids
The U.S. government publishes many guides, handbooks, manuals, pamphlets, and other materials that provide information and assistance to businesses. While these guides are aimed primarily at small businesses, some documents are geared toward use by all businesses. The Small Business Administration is one of the most prolific publishers of these guides, with several popular and well-established series of publications. Another publisher of business guides is the International Trade Administration, which publishes aids for businesses exporting to and operating in other countries. This chapter lists some of the major series and gives examples of the types of materials available as aids to businesses.
SEARCH STRATEGY
This chapter shows a subject search strategy. The steps to follow are:
1. Check for an appropriate publication from the Small Business Administration or the International Trade Administration;
2. Scan the list of their materials for relevant publications;
3. Try the Related Material and Additional Sources sections, especially the GPO Subject Bibliographies for additional titles; and
4. Search the Monthly Catalog and PRF for other business aids not included in this chapter.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATIONS

Checklist

General Publications. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA 1.2: Item 0901-B. GPO.

Content: guides and publications on small business topics.

Handbooks, Manuals, Guides. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA 1.19: Item 0901-P.

Content: guides to SBA programs and basic business topics.

Business Development Publication. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. Office of Business Development. Support Services Section. SBA 1.32/2: Item 0901-E.

Content: short pamphlets on business topics.

Directory of Business Development Publications. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. Office of Business Development. SBA 1.13/ 4:B96/year. Item 0901-D-01(MF).

Content: listing of titles in the Business Development Publication series.

Directories. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA 1.13/4: Item 0901-D-01.

Content: small business-oriented directories on a variety of subjects.

International Trade State and Local Resource Directory. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. Office of International Trade; Office of Business Development. SBA 1.13/ 4:In8/(state). Item 0901-D-01(MF).

Content: addresses and telephone numbers of contacts in each state of assistance to small business exporters.

The States and Small Business: A Directory of Programs and Activities. (irregular) U.S. Small Business Administration. Office of Advocacy. SBA 1.34: Item 0901-Y. GPO.

Content: state-by-state directory of programs aiding small businesses.

The State of Small Business: A Report of the President Transmitted to the Congress [year]. (annual) 1981-. SBA 1.1/2: U.S. Small Business Administration. Item 0901-A(MF). ASI9764- 6. GPO.

Coverage: U.S., states. Content: comprehensive narrative and statistical report on small business.

SBA Online bulletin board. U.S. Small Business Administration.

Content: electronic information system of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Chapter 1: Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2: Search Strategy and Government Information Sources 5
  • Chapter 3 the Basics of Searching 11
  • Notes 26
  • The Subject Search 27
  • Chapter 4 Foreign Policy 29
  • Chapter 5: Foreign Countries 39
  • Chapter 6: Occupations 47
  • Chapter 7 Federal Government Jobs 52
  • Chapter 8: Selling to the Government 67
  • Chapter 9: Business Aids 73
  • Chapter 10: Directories 79
  • Chapter 11: Tax Information 85
  • Chapter 12: Travel Information 91
  • Chapter 13: Audiovisual Information 97
  • Chapter 14: Copyright Information 106
  • Chapter 15: Climate 109
  • Chapter 16: Elections 118
  • Chapter 17: Maps 127
  • Chapter 18: Genealogy 132
  • Chapter 19: Agriculture 138
  • Chapter 20: Health 149
  • Chapter 21: Education 168
  • Chapter 22: Geology 180
  • Chapter 23: Environment 188
  • Chapter 24: Astronomy and Space 198
  • The Agency Search 205
  • Chapter 25: Government Programs and Grants 207
  • Chapter 26: Regulations and Administrative Actions 219
  • Chapter 27: Administrative Decisions 229
  • Chapter 28: The President 235
  • The Statistical Search 247
  • Chapter 29: Population Statistics 249
  • Chapter 30: Vital Statistics 263
  • Chapter 31 - Economic Indicators 277
  • Chapter 32: Business and Industry Statistics 278
  • Chapter 33: Income 307
  • Chapter 34: Earnings 314
  • Chapter 35: Employment 323
  • Chapter 36: Prices 333
  • Chapter 37: Consumer Expenditures 340
  • Chapter 38: Foreign Trade Statistics 346
  • Chapter 39: Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics 358
  • Chapter 40: Defense and Military Statistics 368
  • Chapter 41: Energy Statistics 375
  • Chapter 42 Projections 384
  • Chapter 43: State and Local Government Statistics 392
  • Chapter 44: Transportation Statistics 402
  • Special Techniques 413
  • Chapter 45: Legislative History 415
  • Chapter 46: Judicial Reports 426
  • Chapter 47: Budget Analysis 431
  • Chapter 48: Treaties 437
  • Chapter 49: Technical Reports 444
  • Chapter 50: Patents and Trademarks 454
  • Chapter 51: Standards and Specifications 466
  • Chapter 52: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Reports (jprs/Fbis) 472
  • Chapter 53: Historical Searches 476
  • Chapter 54: National Archives 494
  • Appendixes 501
  • Index 513
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