Reference Tools: Other Info Sources
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8. OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES

[government publication][company & trade lit][tech report]
[standards & spec][patents & trademarks][dissertations & thesis]

A. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

"any publication originating in, or issued with the imprint of, or at the expense and by the authority of, any office of a legally organized government or international organization (national governments, subordinate jurisdictions, international bodies joined by national governments)" (ALA)

Retrieval Tools:

o Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (US Government Printing Office)
o Monthly Checklist of State Publications
o LEXIS/NEXIS [Back to TOP]

B. COMPANY and TRADE LITERATURE

Catalogs or other materials produced by organizations containing information about their products and services Used for choosing suitable products, materials, equipment or services, provide information about products and services and gives details about rival products and services

Business and Financial Reports - Provide information about companies

Campaign Literature- Data about people running for public office

School Catalogs- Information about schools [Back to TOP]

C. TECHNICAL REPORTS
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D. STANDARDS and SPECIFIC

Standards- technical Publications which state how material's and products shou!d be made,
tested or described; established by companies, trade associations government departments, national and international standards association.

Specifications- a concise, legally binding statement of a set of requirements to be saitisfied by a product, a material or a process indicating, whenever appropriate, the procedure by mears or, which it may be determined whether the requirements given are satisfied. [Back to TOP]

E. PATENTS and TRADEMARKS

Patents- "official or legal grant issued by a government giving the inventor the right to exclude all others from making, using or selling 'the invention for a specific period of time" (Harris)
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Trademark-" ... any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his good's and from those or sold
by others" (Trademark Act of 1946) [Back to TOP]

F. DISSERTATIONS and THESIS
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