GODORT Exchange

The goal of this GODORT Education Committee project is to provide access to government information librarian created content in one place to assist with the successful management of government information.

You may gain new ideas before you create a guide for your own institution or you can access resources to enhance your knowledge and learn about new subjects.

When adopting content, please attribute content creators appropriately. Works with a "CC" will permit noncommercial copying and adaptation if the original author is cited as stipulated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.5 license.


View this guide for exemplary content created by government information librarians. Helpful Government Information Websites of Library/Librarian Created Content.


Search the LibGuides Community Site, which aggregates all public content from institutions using LibGuides. The system harvests knowledge from librarians at thousands of institutions worldwide.

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Use the search box to find guides by title, keyword, or subject of interest.


Browse content submitted to this wiki in the following categories.

Continuing Education Resources

Subject Guides

Share your content for browsing. By sharing, we can save time, share models, and work smarter.


The Government Information Clearinghouse and Handout Exchange, an earlier iteration of the Exchange, was archived in place.

Many thanks to Larry Romans who developed the GODORT Handout Exchange and to Grace York for moving it to the Web.


Looking for more information about government information resources? The following textbooks will provide an overview of government information librarianship.

Boyd, Anne M. United States Government Publications. 3rd ed. Revised by Rae E. Ripps. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1949, reprinted 1952.

Forte, Eric et al. Fundamentals of Government Information: Mining, Finding, Evaluating, and Using Government Resources. Chicago: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2011.

Garvin, Peggy, ed. Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2011.

Guide to U.S. Government Publications. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.

Hernon, Peter et al. United States Government Information: Policies and Sources. Westfield, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

Morehead, Joe. Introduction to United States Government Information Sources. 6th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

Morrison, Andrea, ed. Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Robinson, Judith Schiek. Tapping the Government Grapevine: The User-Friendly Guide to U.S. Government Information Sources. 3rd ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998.

Schmeckebier, Laurence F. and Roy B. Eastin. Government Publications and Their Use. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1969.

Sears, Jean L. and Moody, Marilyn K. Using Government Information Sources: Electronic and Print. 3rd ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 2001.

Sevetson, Andrea, ed. The Serial Set: Its Make-up and Content. Bethesda, MD: ProQuest, 2013.

Smith, Lori et al. Tapping State Government Information Resources. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003.