Blog topic: Government information

Q&A: US Land area over time

May 5, 2013
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

Question: I'm doing research for a professor, but am having some trouble finding the information and data that he needs.  I'm supposed to make a time trend of U.S. land area in square miles -- one with states plus territory and one with just states.  However, I can't find any sources that track the total U.S. land area over time.  Can you help?

Q&A: finding information on the "Aid to Families with Dependent Children" program

April 22, 2013
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

Question: I'm trying to find information about the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program and was told it could be in some of the government documents at Green but I have no idea where to look. Is there a way you could point me in the right direction?

Answer: You'll be able to find a lot of information and statistics in the federal government documents collection as well as in the secondary literature (journal articles, books, and other library material). Below are a few links to get you started.