Government publications (or government documents) are great sources for scholarly work. The US government publishes all sorts of things, from congressional hearings, to agency reports - even comic books!
There are government publications at all levels of government for all kinds of topics - science, social sciences, even the humanities
Levels of Government
Branches of Government (United States)
Rhetorical Conventions of Government Information
Government information can be provocative, deliberative, official, evaluative, and more. Examples:
Our library catalog, Search It, is a good place to start looking for government publications, but not the only one! This screencast will walk you through the basics. Note:
Government documents can be found all over the web. It can be helpful sometimes to do a site search, i.e. something like this: site:.gov comic books
Find more guides to government information here at WSU by looking for the Government Information section of our WSU Libraries Resource Guides by Subject portion of the library website. You can click the link above, or from the library homepage click on the Subject Guides link.
Chose one of the documents linked below to evaluate. You can either do it in this online form or you can use VoiceThread (instructions below). Its due by midnight on 10/12/2020.
1. Log in to VoiceThread (log in link is in the upper right corner of the page) - I'll do a screencast on ths;s I think I figured how to cover multiple silides
2. Click on CREATE (upper right corner)
3. Click on the center "Add Media" link (you can also drag in a file)
4. It will give you options: My Computer, etc. Select URL and paste in the link for one of the documents below. You might find it quicker to download the document PDF and then upload it.
5. It will prompt you to title your VoiceThread - Please give in the title: English 301-your class (select 10am,11am or 1pm)-Your last name and tag it WSUColemanClass(10am/11am/or 1pm)
6. it will take a few minutes for the document to load (these are big PDFs!),. Go do something else and come back to it! OR - do the short (12 pages ) one on polyvictimization,
Once loaded, please review and scan the document and respond to these questions using the comment. Each page of the document will be a slide, so you can skim through them as you respond to the prompts. Mouseover the bottom of the first slide and you will see a + button. Use it to record an audio comment. Unfortunately you can only record comments for one slide at a time :-( Use the arrows at the bottom to move between slides. The hamburger menu in the upper left corner will let you edit/add to your VoiceThread project, and get a link to share with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you give me commenting permissions, I will respond to your VoiceThread!