Have a Scary but Safe Halloween

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Halloween is a time for children of all ages to dress in creepy costumes, enjoy forbidden culinary delights, and have fun trick-or-treating or partying with friends and family. Such annual indulgences can be scary in all the wrong ways, however, so to make sure your holiday is fun and safe, follow these Halloween Health and… Read more »

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: A World of Statistics at Your Fingertips

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Researching statistics can be an intimidating task. Where do you begin looking for reliable data out of the vast number of sources available on the Internet and in the library? And what do you do with that data after you’ve found it? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here is an excellent place to begin your statistical… Read more »

Government Documents Can Keep You in Stitches

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Are you looking for a unique idea for a Halloween costume this year? State and federal government agencies have some surprising resources for creating outfits ranging from the inexpensive to the elaborate.   Texas Endangered Species Animal Masks The Texas Endangered Species Activity Book, published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), contains many fun activities and… Read more »

The Day the Government Stood Still

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It’s happened—Congress has not agreed on a bill to fund government operations, time has run out, and now the U.S. federal government has shut down. Whenever federal agencies and programs are not appropriated funds by Congress, they experience what is known as a “funding gap.” Under the Antideficiency Act, they are required by law to… Read more »

Welcome to the UNT Libraries DocsBlog

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Greetings and Welcome to the UNT DocsBlog Although we weren’t expecting the inaugural post of our government information blog to coincide with a federal government shutdown, that’s just the nature of government: surprises can happen at any moment! We hope this blog can be another way of finding the information you need for your UNT… Read more »