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Notable Government Documents

by Emily Rogers on June 5, 2017 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

Each year the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association selects what it considers to be the most notable publications of the year. 2016 welcomes a wide variety of government publications on topics ranging from climate change to violence in schools to flora and fauna to foreign relations.

View a selection of these documents on display in the second floor reference area of Odum Library. As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Odum Library makes available publications from the United States federal government. We also receive a copy of every publication issued by the State of Georgia because we are one of three university Georgia state depository libraries.

Documents on display include Chairmanships of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1949-2016; Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering; Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service; The Green Eyeshades of War: An Examination of Financial Management During War; The National Parks Index 2012-2016; Rare Bryophytes of Oregon; and Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series.

Other notable publications available online include:

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

Treasured Landscapes: National Park Services Art Collections Tell America’s Stories (National Park Service)

Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Hill of Angels: U.S. Marines and the Battle for Con Thien, 1967 to 1968 (History Division, Marine Corps University)

Keeping America Informed, the United States Government Publishing Office: A Legacy of Service to the Nation, 1861-2016 (U.S. Government Publishing Office)

Underestimated: Our Not-So-Peaceful Nuclear Future (U.S. Army War College & Strategic Studies Institute)

For more information about these and other documents selected for this year’s notable publications list, see this article in Library Journal.

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