Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Looking for Primary Sources for your Research Project?

If you are looking for an authoritative primary source for your research, have you ever considered using a Congressional Hearing? Congressional Hearings are available online through the GIL-Find catalog on a wealth of topics. Congress holds regular hearings to research topics of legislative interest, bringing in expert testimony that can serve as a valuable source for your next research project.

Researching cyberbullying? In a July 2010 hearing "Protecting Youths In An Online World", Congress received testimony on the topic from the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the VP of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Or how about child obesity? A March 2010 hearing "Childhood Obesity: Beginning the Dialogue On Reversing The Epidemic" featured testimony from the Surgeon General, the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Leadership Workgroup, and the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

Most Congressional Hearings can be accessed through the GIL-Find catalog as PDFs. Look for the Y4 call numbers. Assistance with citing can be found on the Government Documents Subject Guide.

Special thanks to LuMarie Guth, CSU Librarian.

Wishing you exciting discoveries at your CSU Libraries!


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