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Government and Commercial Productions
C-SPAN is a non-profit public television service created in 1979 to provide access to the live proceedings of the House and the Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided. Coverage of congressional debates goes back to 1998, however "programs" of older historical events stretch back to the early 1900s.
A large collection of videos from the International Monetary Fund, searchable by country, year, language and a variety of topics.
FDsys Tutorials, FDsys (Federal Digital System)
Tutorials on basic and advanced searching, the help feature in FDsys, and on searching by citation; plan to revisit this site as new videos are occasionally added.
Government YouTube Channels
The White House
Speeches and press briefings
From the Government Printing Office
U.S. Census Bureau
Tutorials for finding census data and understanding terminology and geographic breakdowns used by the Census Bureau.
CQ.com Basic Search
Introduction to searching on CQ.com and an explanation of the results in this 2 minute video.
There are a myriad of tools for bill-tracking and analysis at CQ.com. Important tools and searching aids are introduced in the following videos produced by CQ.com.
CQ.com Advanced Search
Watch this video for an introduction to many CQ.com features and how to create more sophisticated and precise searches. Note: this video was created for individual account holders. Some features such as saving results to the document manager are not available for organization subscriptions.
CQ.com Search Aids
Basic information on how punctuation affects search results.
CQ.com Search Format Tips
Information on formatting searches for more relevant results such as finding a document by its committee report number.
Tour Government Publications: Pt.1
Librarian Cass Hartnett introduces the UW Libraries' Government Publications: what our resources are and how to find them in this 8 minute video.
Tour Government Publications: Pt.2
Cass Hartnett's tour of the Government Publications collections continues in this 6 minute video.
Tour Government Publications: Pt.3
A 10 minute narrated slideshow tour with a detailed index.
How Do I...
How Do I ...
Common research & library tasks in short video tutorials and links to other help guides.