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Government Resources : Federal & Alabama (Print & Electronic)

Vickey Baggott, Government Documents Librarian

2007

Wednesday
May 9th


HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

You've heard of FUTURE SHOCK, right?  Take a look at what's being discussed in Congress these days. WARNING: These new government documents are NOT for the faint-hearted.  ;-)  You can find these and other publications in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Competition in sports programming and distribution : are consumers winning? : hearing . . ., November 14, 2006 /  U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary,  2007.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79049  Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG. 109-762

Cybersecurity : protecting America's critical infrastructure, economy, and consumers : hearing . . ., September 13, 2006.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79522  Y 4.C 73/8:109-137

Editing Hollywood's editors : cleaning flicks for families : hearing . . ., September 26, 2006.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79409  Y 4.C 73/8:109-144

Examining the impact of illegal immigration on the Medicaid program and our healthcare delivery system : hearings . . ., August 10 and 15, 2006.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79383  Y 4.C 73/8:109-134

Internet data brokers : who has access to your private records? : hearings . . ., June 21, June 22, and September 29, 2006.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79157  Y 4.C 73/8:109-131

Sexual exploitation of children over the Internet : a staff report prepared for the use of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  U.S. Congress. House of Representatives,  2007.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS79456  Y 4.C 73/8:109-F


Tuesday
Apr. 17th


HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

In celebration of National Library Week, here's a little light reading newly arrived from the Government Printing Office.  These publications can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus /  edited by Joseph McMillan. Dept. of Defense, National Defense University Press, Institute for National Strategic Studies,  2006.  D 5.402:AN 8/4

An attempt to diagnose the reasons for the lack of progress and suggestions for more productive approaches to this problem.

National Trails System : map and guide.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,  2006.  I 29.0/2:N 21/2006

Discover the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968.

Recipe and meal planner guide.  Dept. of Health & Human Services, National Diabetes Education Program,  [2004]  http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/MealPlanner/index.htm  HE 20.7008:R 24

You don't have to be a diabetic to enjoy these 7 healthy recipes found in this booklet - English and Spanish online.

Get the facts on saving and investing : a roadmap to start you on a journey to financial security through saving and investing.  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,  [2006]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS78052  SE 1.2:IN 8/24/2006

As you begin to look beyond graduation, the SEC has prepared a guide to introduce you to a few basics about saving and investing, how to form a plan, and stick to it.

Rockets and people / by Boris E. Chertok.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration,  2006] http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS67263  PREX 1.2:K 15

A look at the Soviet space program as told by one of the men who helped create it.

Tuesday
Mar. 6th

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

This week, the USA History Department is sponsoring a conference -- "Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue."  This catastrophic storm had a profound impact upon our nation.  The HOT DOCS this month reflect the responses made by federal agencies, the U.S. military, and ordinary citizens to this unprecedented event.  These publications can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

After Katrina : the role of the Department of Justice Katrina Fraud Task Force and agency inspectors general in preventing waste, fraud, and abuse : hearing . . ., May 10, 2006.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS76475  Y 4.G 74/7:J 98/20

Coast Guard : observations on the preparation, response, and recovery missions related to Hurricane Katrina / Stephen L. Caldwell, Acting Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues.  Government Accountability Office,  2006.  GA 1.13:GAO-06-903

EPA provided quality and timely information on Hurricane Katrina hazardous material releases and debris management.  Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General,  [2006]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS72950  EP 12.2:H 93

A failure of initiative : final report . . .  U.S. Congress. House. Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS68393  Y 1.1/8:109-377

The federal response to Hurricane Katrina : lessons learned.  [White House,  2006] http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS67263  PREX 1.2:K 15

Hurricane Katrina : GAO's preliminary observations regarding preparedness, response, and recovery : testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee / statement of David M. Walker.  Government Accountability Office,  [2006]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS68172  GA .5/2:GAO-06-442 T

Operation Dragon Comeback : Air Education and Training Command's response to Hurricane Katrina / Bruce A. Ashcroft, Joseph L. Mason.  U.S. Air Force. Air Force History and Museums Program ; Air Education and Training Command, Office of History and Research,  2006.  D 301.82/7:D 78

Oversight of Gulf Coast hurricane recovery : a semiannual report to Congress.  President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency,  2006-   http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS77554  PREX 2.36:H 94/

A performance review of FEMA's disaster management activities in response to Hurricane Katrina.  Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Inspections and Special Reviews,  [2006]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS76605  HS 1.2:K 15

Roundtable: "Answering the call : the response of community-based organizations to the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane" : hearing . . ., on examining the response of community-based organizations to the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, March 7, 2006.  U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions,  2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS71745  Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG. 109-440

see also   Major U.S. Hurricanes  Subject bibliography ; Print copies are available in the library.


Wednesday
Feb. 7th

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

Since it's freezing outside, how about curling up with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and one of our new government documents.  These can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Researching Japanese war crimes records : introductory essays/ Edward Drea ... [et al.].  Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group,  [2006]  AE 1.102:W 19/2

The IWG has searched recently declassified records for files relevant to Japanese war crimes.  Their new reference book, and an electronic records finding aid, will help researchers locate and use the thousands of new and extant files in the National Archives related to the war in the Pacific.

A performance review of FEMA's disaster management activities in response to Hurricane Katrina.  Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Inspections and Special Reviews,  [2006]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS76605  HS 1.2:K 15

This report examines whether the laws, regulations, policies, procedures, plans, guidelines, and resources were adequate and operational, and whether FEMA's organizational structure enhanced or hindered its emergency management capabilities.

The new members' guide to traditions of the United States Senate / Richard A. Baker ; prepared under the direction of Emily J. Reynolds.  U.S. Senate,  [2006]  Y 1.3:S.PUB. 109-25

This guide offers new members an introduction to the distinguishing customs and rituals of the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body".

200 notable days : Senate stories, 1787 to 2002 / Richard A. Baker.  U.S. Government Printing Office,   2006.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS77292  Y 1.3:ST 7

Collected by the Senate historian, these stories, from the well-known and notorious to the unusual and even whimsical, reflect all areas of Senate activity and are presented to enlighten, inspire, amuse, and inform.

Thursday
Jan. 2nd



Gerald R. Ford
1913 - 2006

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

As a mark of respect to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States, President Bush on December 28 proclaimed January 2, 2007, a national day of mourning. These government documents look back at some of the events that took place during the administration of the only American president never elected to that position. They can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Pardon of Richard M. Nixon, and related matters : hearings . . ., September 24, October 1 and 17, 1974.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice,  1975.
Y 4 .J 89/1:93/60

September 8, 1974  Ford pardons Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as President. The surprise announcement stuns the country and Ford's approval rating plummets in the polls.

Your right to federal records : questions and answers on the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.  General Services Administration : U.S. Dept. of Justice.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS55090  (Latest edition only)
GS 1.2:F 31/2/

October 17, 1974  Ford vetoes the Freedom of Information Act Amendments believing not enough protection is given to sensitive and classified intelligence documents. Congress overrides Ford's veto making the bill law.

January 1, 1975  Ford signs the Privacy Act of 1974.

Last flight from Saigon / edited by A.J.C. Lavalle.  [Dept. of Defense, Dept. of the Air Force,  1978]  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS48208
D 301.86:4/6

April 28, 1975  Ford orders the emergency evacuation of American personnel and high-risk South Vietnamese nationals, as Saigon falls to Communist forces.

The Presidential campaign, 1976 / [compiled under the direction of the Committee on House Administration].  U.S. House. Committee on House Administration,  1978-1979.
Y 4.H 81/3:P 92/2/976  (v.1,pt.1-2 [Jimmy Carter]; v.2,pt.1-2 [Gerald R. Ford]; v.3 [The Debates])

September 23, 1976  First presidential candidate debate between President Ford and Governor Jimmy Carter in Philadelphia.

2006

Thursday
Dec. 7th



Happy Holidays



Remember

Pearl Harbor

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

These new government e-documents on DVD or CD-ROM can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Bicycle safety tips for adults.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  [2006]  TD 8.64:B 47/3/DVD  (CD-ROM Area)

The League of American Bicyclists has made a new bike education video designed to teach people how to ride confidently in traffic. Topics covered include the pre-ride checklist, bicycle handling skills, riding in traffic, identifying and avoiding hazards, and riding in all conditions.

Call to duty : boots on the ground.  Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Strategic Plannning Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs,  [2006]  D 101.129/6:D 95/DVD  (CD-ROM Area)  Also available online: http://www.army.mil/calltoduty/

A U.S. Army "masterpiece" that brings home the harshness and misery of war and the extraordinary contribution that American soldiers -- the "boots on the ground" -- make every day. It reminds us why for the first time since the American Revolution we have been able to fight an extended war without resorting to a draft. "Call of Duty" shows us why this is true.

Charting the U.S. labor market in 2005.  Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,  [2006]  L 2.134:M 34  (CD-ROM Area)  Also available online: http://www.bls.gov/cps/labor2005/chartbook.pdf

This report contains data compiled from several statistical programs of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes graphs and text presented together to give an overview of the employment and unemployment situation for the nation that presents both recent data and historical trends over time. Highlights include information about educational attainment, race and Hispanic ethnicity, women, and families.

National report on sustainable forests ...   Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service,  2004-  A 13.140:SU 8/CD  (CD-ROM Area)  Also available online: http://www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/contents.htm

This report seeks to provide a better understanding of the status, condition, and trends in U.S. forests. There is a need for further identification of data gaps and analysis possibilities that will better equip the reader to participate in the public dialog about America's forests and to help shape future policies.

Friday
Nov. 3rd


HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

It's that time once again to take a stand and make your voice be heard by exercising your Constitutional right to VOTE for the candidates of your choice. These government publications, new & old, look at what our voting system has been like in the past and what it might be in the future. You can find them in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library

Hearing on political speech on the Internet : should it be regulated? : hearing. . ., September 22, 2005.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration,  2005.  Y 4.H 81/3:P 75/7  (Microfiche)  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/ LPS65517

Indian tribes and the Federal Election Campaign Act : hearing . . ., February 8, 2006.  U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs,  2005 [i.e. 2006]  Y 4.IN 2/11:S.HRG. 109-374  (Microfiche)  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/ LPS71097

To examine the impact and effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act : hearing . . ., October 18, 2005.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution,  2006.  Y 4.J 89/1:109-70  (Microfiche)  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS67527

Using biometric identification technologies in the election process / Jim Wayman.  Federal Election Commission, Office of Election Administration,  [2001]  Y 3.EL 2/3:18/18

Voting Rights Act : section 203, bilingual election requirements : hearing . . .  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution,  2006-  Y 4.J 89/1:109-78  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70287 (pt. 2)


Tuesday
Oct. 31st



Happy Halloween

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

To help get you in the proper mood for Halloween, here are a few really scary new government publications.  You can find them in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Are You Ready? : an In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness.  Federal Emergency Management Agency,  [2004]  HS 5.108:F 11 & CD

Ensuring the Security of America's Borders through the Use of Biometric Passports and Other Identity Documents : Hearing ... One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, June 22, 2005.  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity,  2006.  Y 4.H 75:109-24  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS71923

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke : a Report of the Surgeon General.  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General,  2006.  HE 20.2:T 55  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS71463

Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths : a Compendium of Assessment Tools / compiled and edited by Linda L. Dahlberg ... [et al.].  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention,  2005.  (2nd. ed.)  HE 20.7952:V 81/2005  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS66128

National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza : Implementation Plan.  Homeland Security Council,  [2006]  PR 43.8:H 75/2/IN 3/2  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69577


Friday
Sept. 15th

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

In celebration of Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, these new government publications serve to remind us of the ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers.  You can find them in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Also, check out our display table near our maps area and our wall display case located on the 3th floor, South.

We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . .

Establish
JUSTICE

Getting started as a federal judge.  (2nd ed.)  Administrative Office of the United States Courts, [2005]  JU 10.24: 1/2005

Insure DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY
Sexual violence prevention : beginning the dialogue.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [2004]  HE 20.7952: SE 9/2 X

Provide for the COMMON DEFENSE
Emergency warning systems : ways to notify the public in the new era of homeland security : hearing . . . September 22, 2004.  U.S. Congress, House, Select Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Response, 2006.  Y 4.H 75: 108-58  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69557

Promote the general WELFARE
Thinking about complementary & alternative medicine : a guide for people with cancer.  National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, [2005]  HE 20.3152: AL 7 X  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS63132

And secure the blessings of LIBERTY to ourselves and our posterity . . .
National survey of fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated recreation--Alabama.  Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service.  I 49.98/2: Al 1 b/


Wednesday
August 30th

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

Welcome to the Fall Semester at USA. These new government publications and video are available in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Come check us out and have a great year!

Funding Education Beyond High School : the Guide to Federal Student Aid.  Dept. of Education, Federal Student Aid,  2006.  ED 1.45/7:2006/07

A comprehensive resource on student financial aid, through grants, loans, and work-study, available from the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69761
Youth Helping America : Educating for Active Citizenship : Service-Learning, School-Based Service and Youth Civic Engagement / authors, Kimberly Spring, Nathan Dietz, Robert Grimm, Jr.  Corporation for National & Community Service,  2006.  Y 3.N 21/29:2 Y 8
Takes a look at the 38 percent of students nationwide who have participated in school-based service as part of school activity or requirement and constructs a Service Quality Index that rates school-based service based on the level of high-quality service-learning elements that are incorporated into it.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS71713

When your brain begins to frazzle from course work and other college pressures, check out this DVD and unwind.

Lifelines : Your National Forest Roads / produced by the USDA Forest Service in partnership with the USDOT FHWA Federal Lands Highway Program.  Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center,  2006.  A 13.140:L 62/DVD
Explores the relationship between people (the USDA Forest Service, Federal Lands Highway Administration, & state and local communities) and the land (our national forests) past, present and future.

Tuesday
July 4th




(Posted July 6th)

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

230 years ago a small, select group of farmers, merchants, lawyers, a couple of scientists, a few medical doctors, and a preacher did the unthinkable.  They committed high treason against the most powerful nation on the planet, at that time.  Although there had been heated debate about their current political situation, it came to a head on June 7, 1776 when my ancestor, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced the original resolution calling for the Continental Congress to declare the 13 American Colonies free from British rule.  The rest, as they say, is history -- OUR history.  To learn more, check out these websites and print titles, which are available in the Government Documents Department located on the 2d floor, South.

American Military History, Volume 1 : the United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917 / Richard W. Stewart, general editor.  Center of Military History, U.S. Army,  2005.  Website: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/AMH-V1/AMH-V1-PDF.htm

This first volume covers the Army's history from its birth in 1775 to the eve of World War I providing a comprehensive but brief account of its past.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005 : the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, Inclusive.  U.S. Congress,  2005.  DOC REF Y 1.1/2:14902  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69614

This publication provides a comprehensive record of the men and women who have served in the Continental Congresses (1774 - 1789) and in the Congress of the United States over the past 231 years.

Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1789 / edited from the original records in the Library of Congress.  Government Printing Office. 
LC 4.5: v. 1-26 (1774-1784),v. 30-34 (1786-1789)

The Journals are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress as kept by the office of its secretary, Charles Thomson.

Wednesday
June 14th



FLAG DAY

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by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

The flag of the United States is one of the oldest national standards in the world.  On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution establishing its design.  To learn more about our flag, check out these titles, in the Government Documents Department located on the 2d floor, South, and online.  Come check us out.

The American Flag : Everything a Patriotic American should know about Our Country's Flag.  New York Army National Guard,  [1990].  D 12.2: F 59

Our Flag.  U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing,  2003.  Y 1.1/7:108-97  Also available online: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/ourflag/titlepage.htm

Letting the People Decide : the Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Congress to Prohibit the Physical Desecration of the Flag of the United States.  U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary,  2005.  Y 4.J 89/2: S.HRG.108-812  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS60630

The Origins of Flag Day.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs,  2006.  Available online: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flagday.asp

The United States Flag.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs,  2006.  Available online: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/Flag.asp

Guidelines for Display of the Flag.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs,  2006.  Available online: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flagdisp.asp

Folding the United States Flag.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs,  2006.  Available online: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flagfold.asp


Thursday
June 1st

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

It's the beginning of that exciting time of year (for those of us we live on/near the Atlantic coast and around the Gulf of Mexico) known as HURRICANE SEASON.  Before the next 'cane hits, you might like to check out these new titles available in the Government Documents Department located on the 2d floor, South.  There's also a .gov website you might find useful as you prepare.

Hurricane Season 2006  Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA,  2006.  Website: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/hu_season.shtm

Learn about damaging and potentially deadly hurricane hazards; how to protect your family, property, or business; get current storm watch information; and learn what to do during a hurricane.

Before and After Disasters : Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Heritage Preservation, and National Endowment for the Arts,  [2005]  HS 5.102:D 63/5

This gives summary descriptions and contact information for 15 federal grant and loan programs and covers sources of federal assistance for preparedness, mitigation, and response, as well as for recovery.  Sample projects in disaster planning, training, treatment research, and restoration illustrate the funding guidelines.

A Failure of Initiative : Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina / report by the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina.  U.S. Congress, House of Representatives,  2006.  Y 1.1/8: 109-377  Also available online at: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS68393

Reports the findings of the Committee regarding the local, state, and Federal government emergency plans, coordination, and response to Hurricane Katrina, together with additional views.

Friday
May 5th

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

These new titles are available in the Government Documents Department located on the 2d floor, South.  Come check us out.

Building the Bombs : a History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex / Charles R. Loeber ; edited by Lorna Gail Clark and Phil Brittenham ; illustrated by Michael Townsend ; designed by Jan Gaunce.  2nd ed.  Sandia National Laboratories,  Dept. of Energy,  2005.  E 1.2:B 86/9/2005  Also available online: http://www.prod.sandia.gov/cgi-bin/techlib/access-control.pl/2002/020307p.pdf

The original missions assigned to each site in the NWC, a nationwide group of government-owned and contractor-operated laboratories and production plants administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the major changes that were made thereafter is the focus of this publication.

Stop Bullying Now! : Take a Stand, Lend a Hand.  Human Resources and Services Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services,  2003.  HE 20.9002:B 87/KIT  Website: http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp

This resource kit includes a CD and several fact sheets that examine this aggressive behavior, identifies current state laws on this topic, and offers tips for dealing with this issue.  This title is also available in Spanish.

Blind Justice : Jacobus tenBroek and the Vision of Equality / Floyd Matson.  Library of Congress,  2005.  LC 19.2:J 98

This biography of the founder of the National Federation of the Blind recounts how tenBroek, blind from the age of 7, became a pioneer in organizing the blind community to claim its constitutional rights for equal opportunities.

Thursday
Apr. 6th

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

In celebration of National Library Week , here are titles about America'sGender Issues : Women's Participation in the Sciences has Increased, but Agencies Need to do More to Ensure Compliance with Title IX : Report to Congressional Requesters / United States Government Accountability Office.  [2004]  GA 1.13:GAO-04-639  Also available online: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04639.pdf

Studying the Role of Gender in the Federal Courts : a Research Guide / [Molly Treadway Johnson].  Federal Judicial Center.  1995.  JU 13.8:G 28  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS54350

This guide provides suggestions on how to carry out studies of gender issues and where to find relevant resources so the federal circuits can study various aspects of gender bias in their courts.

Women in the Labor Force : a Databook / Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Labor.  [2004]  L 2.71:973  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS49609

This report presents historical and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households).

The Legal Status of Women in the United States of America : United States Summary Cumulative Supplement 1938-1945 / United States Government Printing Office.  1946.  L 13.3:157-A

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2005

Wednesday
Dec. 7th

HOT DOCS at U S A

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

Need something to do while you're on Christmas Break?  How about a little exploring?  Here are some new documents about historic places within easy driving distance of Mobile.  They are available in the Government Documents Department which is located on the 2d floor, South.  Come check us out.

Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District,  [2004]  I 29.6/2:G 95/4

Photograph, maps and information about this fort built in the mid-1800s and located in Pensacola, Florida.

Apache Prisoners at Fort Pickens.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District,  [2004]  I 29.6/2:G 95/3

Photographs and information about some famous "guests"; (e.g. Geronimo) at Fort Pickens located near Pensacola, Florida.

Fort Pickens Self-Guided Tour.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore,  [2004]  I 29.9/2:F 77 P

Photographs, map, and history of this historic fort which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began building in 1829 and was used as a military post until 1947.

If you're up for traveling a bit further, you might consider -

Ublasaun = First Light : Inupiaq Hunters and Herders in the Early Twentieth Century, Northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska / prepared by the Alaska System Support Office.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Region, Shared Beringian Heritage Program,  2004.  I 29.2:UB 6

Maps, full-color photographs, and information about "Beringia"; located in the Bering Strait region.  The U.S. and Russia governments are proposing the creation of an international park to conserve the unique natural history and cultural heritage of this area that once served as a massive "land bridge"; between Asia and North America.

Thursday
Nov. 10th

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

This is National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month so these new titles might give you new insight on this important people group.  They can be found in the Government Documents Department which is located on the 2d floor, South.  Also check out our displays this month exploring "Diversity in America : Many Peoples -- One Nation".  There is a display table on the 2nd floor, South and a bulletin board display on the west stairwell wall on the 3rd floor, South.

Medicine Creek Rock Art : a Window on the American Indian Past.  Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest,  [2004]  A 13.2:M 46/6

Apache Prisoners at Fort Pickens.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District,  [2004]  I 29.6/2:G 95/3

A Joint Resolution to Acknowledge a Long History of Official Depredations and Ill-Conceived Policies by the United States Government Regarding Indian Tribes and Offer an Apology to All Native Peoples on Behalf of the United States : Report (to accompany S.J. Res. 15)  U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs,  [2005]  Y 1.1/5:109-113  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS63121

To Require the Prompt Review by the Secretary of the Interior of the Long-Standing Petitions for Federal Recognition of Certain Indian Tribes, and for Other Purposes : Report (to Accompany H.R. 5134) (Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office)  U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Resources,  [2004]  Y 1.1/8:108-788 (Fiche)  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS57888


Wednesday
Oct. 26th

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by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

To help get into the "spirit" of the holiday, check out these Alabama state and federal government resources.  The print publications are available in the Government Documents Department which is located on the 2d floor, South.  Come check us out.

Alabama Ghostlore / a project of the University of West Alabama in Livingston.  Alabama State Council on the Arts. http://facstaff.uwa.edu/ab/ghostlore.htm

Ghosts of the White House / Executive Office of the President. http://www.whitehouse.gov/ghosts/

Not Just Halloween : Festivals of the Dead from Around the World / National Endowment for the Humanities. http://edsitement.neh.gov/monthly_feature.asp?id=80

And, for some really scary reading:

Handbook on Child Support Enforcement : Answers to Your Questions. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, Dept. of Health and Human Services,  2005.  HE 24.8:C 43  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS63830

Local Tsunami Hazards in the Pacific Northwest from Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes / by Eric L. Geist.  U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of the Interior,  2005.  I 19.16:1661-B

Mass Fatality Incidents : a Guide for Human Forensic Identification. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Dept. of Justice,  2005.  J 28.15/2:F 76/2  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS64125


Friday
Sept. 16

Constitution Day

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by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting.  Only one item of business was on the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.  On December 8th, 2004, President George W. Bush signed a bill (Public Law 108-447) which designates every September 17th as Constitution Day.  The Government Documents Department, 2d floor, South, has the following titles to help you learn more about this important document and the events surrounding its creation.

The Ratification of the Constitution.  U.S. Army Center of Military History,  [1988?]  D 114.2:R 18

The Framing of the Federal Constitution / text by Richard B. Morris ; drawings by Leonard Baskin. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Division of Publications,  1986.  I 29.9/5:103

Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870 / derived from the records, manuscripts and rolls deposited in the Bureau of rolls and library of the Department of State.  Dept. of State, 1894-1905.  S 8.2:D 65 Government Documents Reference (2nd Floor North)

The Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.  U.S. Congress. House of Representatives,  2003.  Y 1.1/7:108-96  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS48404 or http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS48406 (PDF)

Celebrating the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.  Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution,  [1987]  Y 3.B 47/2:2 B 47/2

The Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.  Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution,  [1987]  Y 3.B 47/2:2 B 47/3

History of the Formation of the Union Under the Constitution : with Liberty Documents and Report of the Commission / Sol Bloom, Director general.  Constitutional Sesquicentennial Commission,  [1935]  Y 3.UN 3:2 UN 3


Wednesday
Aug. 24th

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott, Docs Librarian

Welcome back to school.  As you begin to learn your way around the library, be sure to visit the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South.  Discover 1 of the best kept secrets in academia -- federal agencies have excellent information on a wide variety of topics.  Most of the print, and many of the CD and DVD, publications can be checked-out just like a library book.  Here's a sampling of recent titles.

Arts
United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art
/ catalogue by William Kloss, Diane K. Skvarla ; introductory essay by William Kloss ; edited by Jane R. McGoldrick.  U.S. Congress. Senate.  Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 14737

Business
Locking Your Cyber Front Door : the Challenges Facing Home Users and Small Buinesses : Hearing. 
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census.  Y 4.G 74/7:C 99/5  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS58581

Criminal Justice
Community Policing Beyond the Big Cities.
  Justice Dept., Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.  J 28.40:C 73  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS55910

Education
Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : Instructional Strategies and Practices.
  Eduction Dept., Office of Special Education Programs.  ED 1.2:C 43/29  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS49520

Environment
Water Quality in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, 1999-2001.
  Interior Dept., U.S. Geological Survey.  I 19.4/2:1231  Also available online: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS49232

Health
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism : a Training Manual.
  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.  HE 20.408:V 81

History
Estimative Products on Vietnam, 1948-1975.
  Executive Office of the President. National Intelligence Council.  PREX 3.21:V 67


Tuesday
May 10, '05

HOT DOCS at USA

from Vickey Baggott,
Government Documents

May is American Wetlands Month and, in honor of this, I have selected some federal government publications that will inform you of this vital natural resource.  Other titles are also on display in the display case on the 2nd floor, South and on the 3rd floor, South bulletin board. The Government Documents Department is located on the 2nd floor, South in the University Library.

Fort Deposit, Alabama : Constructed Wetland Treatment System Case History Environmental Protection Agency,  2004.  EP 1.2:W 57 X  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51045

This document looks at how one town used constructed wetlands to remove impurities in their wastewater and achieved treatment levels that met permit requirements as of 1985.

An Introduction and User's Guide to Wetland Restoration, Creation, and Enhancement  Interagency Workgroup on Wetland Restoration,  [2003]  C 55.2:2003018405  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS33588

A Guide for the public containing background on wetlands and restoration and information on project planning, implementation, and monitoring.  It also includes lists of resources, contacts, and funding sources.

Methods for Evaluating Wetland Condition : #14 Wetland Biological Assessment : Case Studies  Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency,  2003.  EP 2.32/2 X:14

The purpose of this report is to help States develop methods to evaluate (1) the overall ecological condition of wetlands using biological assessments and (2) nutrient enrichment of wetlands, which is one of the primary stressors damaging wetlands in many parts of the country.


Wednesday
Apr. 13th

National Library Week

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by Vickey Baggott

In celebration of  National Library Week, take a look at these documents relating to libraries and librarianship.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum  National Archives and Records Administration,  [2004]  AE 1.102:L 61/2

The Status of Public and Private School Library Media Centers in the United States, 1999-2000  U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,  2004.  ED 1.328/3:L 61/6  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS56070

Library of Congress Family Guide  Library Congress, Interpretive Programs Office,  [2003]  LC 1.6/4:F 21

United States Senate Library  U.S. Senate,  [2003].  Y 1.3:S.PUB. 108-7

Programs for Adults in Public Library Outlets  U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Office of Education Research and Improvement,  [2002].  ED 1.328/5:L 61/4


Feb. 9th
Wednesday

Happy Chinese New Year

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by Vickey Baggott

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, give these brand new titles a try. They are located in the Government Documents Department on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Dragon Bytes : Chinese Information – War Theory and Practice from 1995-2003 / Timothy L. Thomas.  Dept. of Defense, Foreign Military Studies Office,  2004.  D 101.2:C 44

The Chinese openly discuss computer network attacks and electronic preemption as well as the development of IW (information-war) units and an 'integrated network-electronic warfare' theory.

Tracking the Dragon : National Intelligence Estimates on China During the Era of Mao, 1948-1976.  National Intelligence Council,  2004.  PREX 3.21:C 44 (book) and PREX 3.21:C 44/CD (CD-ROM)

This collection of reports covers the period from the Chinese civil war and the rise of the Communist regime through the time of the Cultural Revolution.  It looks at the power struggles that went on within the top leadership, the buildup of the Chinese military, and the evolution of the split between China and Russia.


Monday
Jan. 31

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from Vickey Baggott

Here are a couple of new titles for the New Year. These publications are located in the Government Documents Department on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.  American Battle Monuments Commission, General Services Administration,  2004.  GS 1.2:M 51

A history of the newest monument in the nation's capitol which includes beautiful, full-color photographs in addition to drawings and diagrams.

Exploring the Unknown : Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program: Vol. VI: Space and Earth Science / edited by John M. Logsdon.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration,  2004.  GS 1.2:M 51

This volume of the series covers solar and space physics, life sciences, and Earth science.


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2004

Dec. 8th
Wednesday

Happy Holidays

HOT DOCS at U S A

by Vickey Baggott

Since y'all have been working so hard completing your class assignments and cramming for your finals, I thought you might like to give your eyes (and brain) a rest and enjoy these new federal government (mostly) "picture books".  They can be found in the Government Documents Department located on the 2nd floor, South in the University Library.

Witness : Firsthand Accounts of the Largest Volcanic Eruption in the Twentieth Century / by Jeanne M. Schaaf.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,  [2004]  I 29.2:K 15/2004

Photographs and personal narratives of the eruption of Mount Katmai in Alaska in 1912.

NASA's Nuclear Frontier : the Plum Brook Reactor Facility / by Mark D. Bowles and Robert S. Arrighi.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Office of External Relations, NASA History Office,  [2004]  NAS 1.21:2004-4533

An illustrated history of NASA's only nuclear research reactor, the Glenn Research Center Plum Brook Station, that operated from 1962-1973.  This publication includes many photographs, newspaper clippings, and primary source materials.

Making their Way : Views of Grassroots Development in Latin America and the Caribbean / photographs by Miguel Sayago.  Inter-American Foundation,  2004.  Y 3.IN 8/25:2 G 76/4

The Inter-American Foundation has commissioned various professional photographers, among them Miguel Sayago, to document its program of self-help in Latin America and the Caribbean through this photo essay.


Nov. 11th
Thursday

Veterans' Day

HOT DOCS at USA

by Vickey Baggott

On this Veterans' Day, remember those who gave the "last full measure of devotion" so that we can enjoy freedoms about which most of the world can only dream.  These publications are located in the Government Documents Department on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

The Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier : Simon Fobes Goes to War.  National Archives Tour Office, Office of Public Programs,   [1993]  AE 1.102:R 32

The Naval War of 1812 : a Documentary History / William S. Dudley, editor, Michael J. Crawford, associate editor ; with a foreword by John D.H. Kane, Jr.  Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Navy, Naval Historical Center,  1985-1992.  D 207.10/2:H 62/v.1-3

Marines in the Mexican War / by Gabrielle M. Neufeld Santelli ; Charles R. Smith, editor.  Dept. of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps, History and Museums Division, Headquarters,  1991.  D 214.14/3:M 57

The War of the Rebellion : a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies / prepared under the direction of the Secretary of War by Robert N. Scott. War Dept. [original] ; Historical Times : distributed by Broadfoot Pub. Co.,  1985-  W 45.5: ser. I, v.1-53 ; ser. II, v. 1-8 ; ser. III, v. 1-5 ; ser. IV, v. 1-3

Chemical Warfare in World War I : the American Experience, 1917-1918 / by Charles E. Heller.  Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combat Studies Institute,  1985.  D 110.9: 10

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : Reflections and Remembrances : Veterans of the United States Army Air Forces Reminisce about World War II / edited by William T. Y'Blood, Jacob Neufeld, and Mary Lee Jefferson.   Dept. of Defense, Air Force History and Museums Program,  2000.  D 301.82:R 28

Vietnam from Cease-Fire to Capitulation / William E. Le Gro.  Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army Center of Military History,  1981.  D 114.2:V 67/2

Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 7 August 1990-28 February 1991. United States, Central Command,  [1991]  D 114.13:D 45

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, PA


Oct. 29th
Friday

Happy Halloween

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from Vickey Baggott, gov. docs. librarian

To help you get into the Halloween spirit, check out these "scary" new federal government publications.  The Government Documents Department is located on the 2nd floor, South in the University Library.

The 9/11 Commission Report : Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States  National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States,  [2004]  Y 3.2:T 27/2/FINAL  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51934

The Commission's Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.  It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Identity Theft : Assessing the Problem and Efforts to Combat It : Hearing ... 108th Congress, 1st session, December 15, 2003.  U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,  2004.  Y 4.C 73/8:108-60  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS47422

One of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the US, the Federal Trade Commission estimates that each year 10 million Americans fall victim.  The theft of Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and related financial and personal information affects a victim's life, i.e. good credit can be severely damaged to the point of preventing the legitimate purchase of a new car or house, and the damage can take months to correct.

Three Mile Island : a Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective / J. Samuel Walker.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission,  2004.  Y 3.N 88:2 T 41  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS47422

An accident at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania melted about half of the reactor's core and for a time generated fear that widespread radioactive contamination would result.  The crisis ended without a major release of radiation or a need to order a general evacuation, but it pointed out that new approaches to nuclear regulation were essential.


September 13th

HOT DOCS at USA

from Vickey Baggott

Before Hurricane Ivan "the Terrible" hits, you might want to check out these old and new government publications and videos.  The Government Documents Department is located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.

Ivan.  Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center,   2004.

Gives coastal watches and warnings, strike probabilities, and cumulative wind distribution for Ivan: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_astorm9+shtml/131458.shtml?

Against the Wind : Protecting Your Home from Hurricane Wind Damage.  American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,  1993.  FEM 1.2:W 72 X

Identifies the four principle areas of your house that you should check for weakness and suggests steps your can take to make your home stronger before the next hurricane strikes.  Also online: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/pdf/against_the_wind.pdf

Hurricane Watch : Preparing for the Uncertain.  (VHS)  Federal Emergency Management Agency,  1995.  (Running time: 34:19)  FEM 1.2:H 94/3 X / VIDEO

Provides information on the hazards associated with hurricanes and the unpredictability of these events.

Hurricanes, Unleashing Nature's Fury : a Preparedness Guide.  Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, [and] American Red Cross,  2003.  C 55.108:H 94/3/2003

Gives a great deal of information about the history of hurricanes, how they are formed, how they are tracked, their impact on people, the ecosystem, and the economy.  Also online: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/hurr.pdf

After the storm, you might want to look at this publication:

A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance.  Dept. of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute,  [2003]  HS 5.108:C 49/2003

This independent study course addresses issues concerning how to protect people and property, explains the importance of pre-disaster preparedness, and gives a basic understanding of disaster assistance.  Also online: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/downloads/IS7complete.pdf

Aug. 6th
Friday

Hot Docs for August

by Vickey Baggott

Welcome to the rest of your life! To help you stay "clean and sober" during this new school year, "Get the facts, Jack" by checking out these new government publications and videos.  The Government Documents Department is located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Come check us out and have a great year!

The Challenge in Higher Education : Confronting and Reducing Substance Abuse on Campus.  Executive Office of the POTUS, Office of National Drug Control Policy,  2004.  PREX 26.2:C 35

Research has shown that drug use impairs memory and brain function. Drug use by students creates a major obstacle to academic performance and interfers with normal social interaction and the formation of new relationships that are integral to the college experence.  http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/challenge_higher_ed/challenge_higher_ed.pdf

Marijuana : Weeding Out the Hype!  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention,  2002.  HE 20.402:M 33x/GUIDE & VIDEO

Marijuana continues to be the most widely used illegal drug of choice among today's Generation Y, the group born since 1982.  Today's "grass" is stronger and comes in more varieties than the "weed" that many of today's parents used back in the 1960s and 70s.

Steroid Abuse in Today's Society : a Guide for Understanding Steroids and Related Substances.  Justice Dept., Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control,  2004.  J 24.8:ST 4/3

This guide is designed to help you understand why steroids are being abused, and how you can educate yourself and your friends, from athletes to those who innocently (and ignorantly) take dietary supplements, about the dangers of these drugs. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/brochures/steroids/professionals/professionals.pdf

July 9th

HOT DOCS at USA
from Vickey Baggott, Docs. Librarian

"Are we there yet?" comes the 'call of the wild' from the kids in the back seat.  It's summer time!  Time to hit the open road, stretch your legs, expand your horizons, etc.  How about exploring your nation's history along the way.  Government Documents, located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library, has a wide variety of handbooks produced by the National Park Service.  If you'll be vacationing near one of the 380+ parks operated by the NPS, come check us out before you leave town.

Appomattox Court House.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia,  2002.  I 29.9/5:160

In 2009, the United States will begin to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  In anticipation of that event, the National Park Service is updating its interpretive handbook series to incorporate the results of current scholarship on the history and meaning of the war.  There are many full-color photographs and an excellent bibliography for addition reading on the "War of Northern Aggression", a.k.a. the American Civil War. http://www.nps.gov/apco/

Mammoth Cave / by David Rains Wallace.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky,  2003.  I 29.9/5:158

Mammoth Cave National Park protects the world's longest cave system, a variety of woodland habitats, the scenic Green and Nolin river valleys, and outdoor recreation opportunities in an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.  The handbook includes photographs, history, visitor safety tips, and a bibliography.  http://www.nps.gov/maca/

The Most Striking of Objects : the Totem Poles of Sitka National Historical Park / Andrew Patrick.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Sitka National Historical Park, Anchorage, Alaska,  2002.  EP 4.2:OZ 7/11/2003

In 2002, the NPS commemorated the 100th anniversary of the beginning of what is now the Sitka National Historical Park totem pole collection.  This book pulls together photographs, written sources, interviews with present day carvers, and a select bibliography.  http://www.nps.gov/sitk/

April 22, 2004

(posted April 16)

HOT DOCS at USA

In celebration of "Earth Day 2004" this month, these new government publications focus on this blue marble we occupy and the affects we have on each other.  Government Documents are located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Be sure and check out the Earth Day displays on the 2nd and 3rd floors - South!

Assessing Ground-Water Vulnerability to Contamination : Providing Scientifically Defensible Information for Decision Makers.  Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,   2003.  I 19.4/2:1224

The increasing demands for safe drinking water and requirements to maintain healthy ecosystems are leading policy makers to ask complex social and scientific questions about how to assess and manage our water resources.  This document is also available online at: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2002/circ1224/

Coastal Remote Sensing : Coastal Resource Manager's Guide.  Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coastal Services Center,   2003.  C 55.2:C 63/18

This provides introductory information about remote sensing and shows many of the ways this technology is being used to address coastal management issues.  It contains examples of coastal management projects which use remotely sensed data.

Ozone : Good Up High, Bad Nearby.  Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Standards and Planning,  2003.  EP 4.2:OZ 7/11/2003

This pamphlet explains what the ozone is, how it affects people and our environment, and what affect human activities are having on it.  Also available online at: http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/gooduphigh/ozone.pdf

Wednesday
March 3

Vickey Baggott, our Government Documents Librarian, has submitted another issue of "HOT DOCS."  Check 'em out on the 2d Floor, South side.

HOT DOCS at USA

"To Your Health" is the focus of these new government publications which includes one for promoting National Poison Prevention Week this month.  Government Documents are located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Come check us out!

Beyond Therapy : Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness.  The President's Council on Bioethics,  2003.  PR 43.8:B 52/T 34

New techniques and technologies can help prevent diseases from occurring in human embryos - they can also alter eye-color and IQs; they can diminish the effects of aging and also alter lifespans; they can help in treating mental illness and also permanently alter personalities by erasing memories of anti-social behaviors.  "Just because you can do a thing doesn't mean you should do it."  These aren't issues to be faced in the misty future.  They are possibilities that have to be addressed today because the decisions will determine our future.

Improving the Chain of Recovery for Acute Stroke in Your Community : a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Symposium : Task Force Reports.  Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health,  2003. HE 20.3502:ST 8/10

Grandparents aren't the only people affected by strokes these days.  High school and college athletes have also experienced this potentially deadly medical condition.  Rapid and accurate medical response can make the difference between tragedy and triumph.  The Symposium reports presented here can help you become pro-active in making sure your community is ready when/if this unpredictable condition should occur.

Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free : a How-To Guide for Parents and Caregivers.  National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, Office of National Drug Control Policy,  [2003]  PREX 26.8:K 54/2003

If you care about the next generation, such as your own children, younger siblings, or even your own friends, this publication offers suggestions for sharing with them the importance of living, and staying, drug-free.

National Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27, 2004.  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,  2004.  Y 3.C76/3:12-2/2004

Questions and answers that can be used to prevent tragedy and educate the public about what to, and not to, do when poison is involved.

Pocket Guide : Minority Health Resources.  Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health,  2003.  HE 20.8:M 66/2003

Telephone numbers, "snail mail", e-mail, and web addresses for agencies and organizations that can assist in helping members of minority groups to locate the help they need.

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer.  Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute,  2003.  HE 20.3152:B 74/6/2003

Did you know that men can also develop breast cancer?  From present day detection and diagnosis, through current treatment and care, to the promise of on-going research, the information can be found in this easy-to-read publication.

Friday
January 30th

From Vickey Baggott:

HOT DOCS at USA

Several histories have been released within the past few months covering subjects as diverse as the now defunct INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Title IX (gender equity in school sports).  Government Documents is located on the 2nd floor, South of the University Library.  Come check us out!

Celebrating a Century of Flight.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; U.S. Air Force; and U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission,  [2002] NAS 1.21:2002-09-511-HQ

Defense's Nuclear Agency, 1947-1997.  Dept. of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency,  [2002]  D 15.2:D 36

Drug Enforcement Administration : a Tradition of Excellence, 1973-2003.  Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration,  [2003]  J 24.2:D 84/22

Open to All : Title IX at 30.  Dept. of Education, Commission on Opportunity in Athletics,  2003.  ED 1.2:AL 5

Retiring to a New Beginning : an Illustrated History of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.  Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of Policy and Planning,  [2003]  J 21.2:R 31/2

The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps : the Backbone of the Army / David W. Hogan . [et al.]. Dept. of Defense, United States Army, Center of Military History,  2003.  D 114.2:N 73/2003

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2003

Veterans' Day
November

HOT DOCS at USA

compiled by Vickey Baggott

From acts of terrorists to acts of God, disasters come in all shapes and sizes.  These new documents show how some might be prevented from occurring in the future and how others have been dealt with in the past.

Hurricanes . . . Unleashing Nature's Fury : a Preparedness Guide  Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service,  2003.  C 55.108:H 94/3/2003

Excellent brochure on how hurricanes are formed, the impact they have on our nation, how to get up-to-date information, and a checklist of what to do BEFORE one hits.
Inside the Green Line : OSHA Responds to Disaster. Occupational Safety and Health Administration,  2003.  L 35.2: G 82
Within and around the green line painted around the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, OSHA and its partners worked for 10 months to protect the well-being of the thousands of workers who responded in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction / Jim Schwab . . . [et al.].  Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Planning Association, Planning Advisory Service,  1998.  FEM 1.2:P 69/2
A report to aid community planners in reducing community risk to natural disasters through hazard mitigation planning.
Prepare, Practice, Prevent the Unthinkable : a Fire Safety Campaign for Babies and Toddlers.Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration,  2003.  FEM 1.102: B 11
Part of FEMA's campaign to raise awareness about the increased risk of fire death for young children and to teach parents and caregivers how they can avoid such a tragedy.
A Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems.  Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,  2002.  EP 2.8:SE 6
This guide will help you care for your septic system.

Wednesday
September 17

Vickey Baggott of our Gov. Docs. department has put together this great annotated list. If you have any questions about these or any other documents, Washington, DC : National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice, send her an email.

HOT DOCS at USA

"Go west young man!"  In recognition of the Bicentennial Commemoration of Lewis and Clark's expedition in search of "The Northwest Passage" to India and the Spice Islands, you might enjoy perusing these documents (some old, some new) and a couple of .gov websites, as well.

Lewis and Clark : Historic Places Associated with Their Transcontinental Exploration (1804-06) / Robert G. Ferris, editor.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,  1975.  I 29.2:H 62/9/v.13
This volume gives historical background information on the expedition and then examines each of the surviving sites related to the expedition with the intent of encouraging their preservation.
Lewis and Clark Trail : National Historic Trail IL to OR.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,  2002.  I 29.88/3:L 58/2/2002
This full-color brochure includes information, pictures, drawings, sample diary entries, and a folded map on the expedition.
Lewis and Clark Trail Center - Nebraska : Concept Plan, Environmental Assessment : Draft.  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,  1991.  I 29.88/3:L 58/draft
The document gives information on the planning of a National Park Service trail center in Nebraska that would interpret the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and orient visitors to the trail and related sites in Nebraska.
The U.S. Army and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army Center of Military History,  2003.  D 114.2:L 58/2003
This color-illustrated pamphlet examines the involvement of the U.S. Army in the expedition.
Thomas Jefferson : [Library of Congress Exhibition].  Library of Congress,  2000.  LC 1.2:J 35 x and http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/jeffwest.html
The section on "The West" has some excellent information explaining the impetus for and results of the expedition.
"Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail"  Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service.  http://www.nps.gov/lecl/

"LewisandClark200.Gov : Lewis and Clark Bicentennial"  Dept. of the Interior.  http://www.lewisandclark200.gov/

Monday
July 21

From Vickey Baggott our govdocs librarian:

HOT DOCS at USA

"Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up!" Many of us can recall the commercial with the little grandmother on the floor calling for help on her Medic Alert pager and all of us have experienced a time when we have received help or offered it to others. Some of these new documents may help you or someone you know, one examines how an agency offered help in a time of great need, and the last one gives you an opportunity to be a helper. All are available in the Documents Department:

Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction : How to Fix Your Home.  Washington, DC : Environmental Protection Agency,  2003.  EP 4.8:R 11/3

If you have already tested your home for radon, this booklet will guide you in selecting a qualified radon mitigation contractor, determine an appropriate radon reduction method, and offer suggestions for maintaining your radon reduction system.
10 Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings.  Washington, DC : Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs,  2003.  EP 5.2:P 43/29
These simple steps can help you save children from environmental hazards around the home.
FEMA's Delivery of Individual Assistance Programs : New York - September 11, 2001.  Washington, DC : Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Inspector General, Inspections Division,  2002.
FEM 1.2:D 37
This report presents the results of FEMA's review of their delivery of assistance in New York after September 11th and focuses on changes that need to be made in order to improve FEMA's delivery of assistance to victims of future terrorist attacks.
Escape from Fire : Once You're Out, Stay Out.  Washington, DC : Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration,  2003.
FEM 1.102:ES 1
This brochure explains the dangers from lack of oxygen and other chemical hazards encountered during a fire and gives recommendations on what to do and NOT to do once you've escaped a burning building.
Helping Yourself Heal : a Recovering Woman's Guide to Coping with Childhood Abuse Issues.  Washington, DC : Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment,  2003.  HE 20.408:H 34
Designed to aid women in rehab programs, this booklet explains how abuse suffered in childhood can impact their mental health and how dealing with these memories can be dealt with in a positive way.
Treatment, Services, and Intervention Programs for Child Delinquents / Barbara J. Burns, ... [et al.].  Washington, DC : Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,  2003.  J 32.2:C 43/TREAT
Child delinquents, age 12 and younger, are two to three times more likely to become tomorrow's serious and violent offenders. This bulletin examines how to identify and help children headed in this direction.
Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro.  Washington, DC : Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program,  2003.  I 53.2:H 78/18
Got a spare 400 square feet in your backyard you're not using? Have you ever wanted a pony of your very own? This booklet tells you all you need to know about helping to preserve a living symbol of our American history.

Thursday
June 19

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott
Documents/Serials Librarian

The "long arm of the law" is featured in these new government publications available in the Documents Department:

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Deskbook for Chief Judges of the U.S. District Courts.  3rd ed.  Washington, DC : Federal Judicial Center, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts,  2003.

Learn about the job of a chief judge within the federal judicial administration system, his/her specific duties and responsibilities with respect to national and regional courts; other judges, officers, and employees of the district court; various functions of the court; and external groups such as the bar, media, and public.
J 28.24/3:IN 8
I-ADAM in Eight Countries : Approaches and Challenges : Research Report / Bruce Taylor, editor.  Washington, DC : National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice,  2002.
This progress report presents some research findings on the implementation of the International Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (I-ADAM) program in eight countries. It also describes the experiences of these countries as they launched this program designed to track trends in the prevalence and types of hardcore drug use--such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana -- among booked arrestees.
J 26.2:P 93/3
Principles and Promises : BJA's Plan for the Future.  Washington, DC : Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice,  [2003].
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) presents its future plans to develop programs for bringing security and an efficient, responsive justice system to every American community by helping states and communities learn about innovative ideas and promising practices from the field, and will encourage states and local communities to find solutions that work best for them.

Thursday
April 17

HOT DOCS at USA

Vickey Baggott

Let your imagination "take flight" with these new government publications available in the Documents Department

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Significant Events in Air Force History / Phillip S. Meilinger.  McLean, VA : U.S. Air Force Centennial of Flight Office, Air Force History and Museums Program, U.S. Dept. of Defense,  [2003].

Beginning with the first military aeroplane, the Wright Flyer, in 1909, this document examines specific events that represent turning points in US airpower history which have had long-term effects or consequences.
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First Flight : the Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane / Tom D. Crouch.  Washington, DC : National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior,  [2002].
Designed as a handbook for the Wright Brothers National Memorial on North Carolina's Outer Banks and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio, this document follows the lives of the Wrights from printers and bicycle shop owners, to self-made engineers and courageous experimenters, to world-famous inventors and aviators.
NAS 1.21:2002-4107/CORR.
Looking Backward, Looking Forward : Forty Years of U.S. Human Spaceflight Symposium / edited by Stephen J. Garber.  Washington, DC : NASA History Office, Office of External Relations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration,  2002.
The product of a conference organized by the NASA History Office and the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in May 2001, this collected work features 17 leading observers of the U.S. civil space program and provides a retrospective look at human spaceflight, the experience of spaceflight by astronauts, and offers a look forward towards the future of human spaceflight.

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2002

October 25th
2002

HOT DOCS at USA

from the desk of Vickey Baggott, Gov. Docs. Librarian

These new government publications are so "hot" they "glow in the dark".

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Building the Bombs : a History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex / Charles R. Loeber.  Albuquerque, NM : Sandia National Laboratories, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Dept. of Energy,  c2002.

This book presents the history of this nationwide group of government-owed and contractor-operated laboratories and production plants and discusses the original missions of each site. It also gives the historical context for changes made as a result of the evolving social/political climate and includes the basic principles on which nuclear weapons operate.
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Savannah River Site at Fifty / Mary Beth Reed . [et al.].  Stone Mountain, GA : New South Associates and U.S. Dept. of Energy,  [2002].
This book presents a history of one of the major research and production facilities in the Nuclear Weapons Complex. Through text and photographs, it examines the events leading up to the construction of the facility, how it has changed over the past half century, and the impact it has had on the environment and the people who worked there.

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