UB To Offer Internet Research Course For Librarians

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: April 6, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Library and Information Studies in the UB School of Information Studies is offering two workshops to librarians and other researchers -- delivered entirely via the Internet -- on the basics of legislation and regulations.

The session on "Laws," to be held April 24-30, will teach students how to locate federal laws, bills and legislative histories and their accompanying documentation. Step-by-step techniques will include an introduction to the United States Code, Statutes at Large, the Serial Set and the THOMAS and GPO Access databases. The sessions also will offer tips for selecting the best resource for particular needs and finding full text of legislative branch documents on the Web.

The session on "Regulations," to be held May 1-7, will introduce students to federal rule-making and teach them how to distinguish between laws and regulations, locate regulations from law citations and find up-to-the-minute regulations for topics or citations. Step-by-step techniques for searching the free Internet Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations will be included.

Participants must have access to a computer with Internet access and a Web browser. Course modules will be posted on the World Wide Web and accessed via a password sent to students. Questions will be fielded by the instructor on a Web bulletin board during the week each course is active.

The cost is $45 per course.

For more information and registration, see the workshops' Web page at http://www.sils.buffalo.edu/faculty/robinson/ce/togohome.htm.