Document

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Introduction1

Dictionary

document : (1) an original or official paper relied on as the basis, proof, or support of something (2) a writing conveying information (3) a computer file containing information input by a computer user and usually created with an application (as a word processor) — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Documentt is a written, drawn, presented or recorded representation of thoughts. In the past it was usually used as a term for a written proof used as evidence. In the computer age, a document is usually used to describe a primarily textual file, along with its structure and design, such as fonts, colors and additional images. The modern term ‘document’ can no longer be defined by it transmission medium (such as paper), following the existence of electronic documents. ‘Documentation’ has more meanings than a written or drawn presentation of thoughts. The formal term ‘document’ is defined in Library and information science and in documentation science, as a basic theoretical construct. It is everything which may be preserved or represented in order to serve as evidence for some purpose. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Preservation

History

The History of Government Documents (US Archives)

Archive

Library of Congress Finding Aids

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Tutorials on finding government information (USA.gov)
Learning to Do Historical Research: Sources Government Documents (William Cronon)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Participation

Education Course
Community Occupation, Organization, Event, Forum, Blog, News, Article, Book
Government Document

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.