Government Documents on Gambling
Many governmental entities have turned to legalized gambling as a revenue source preferrable to tax increases on residents of a particular area. Gambling revenues are used to finance continually growing demand for government services. Choosing to legalize gambling also has a variety of personal and societal costs. Government agencies charged with enforcing laws and regulations on gambling activities within their areas of jurisdiction issue numerous publications and statistics. Purdue Libraries have a number of these materials with most being in the HSSE or PMEL Libraries. Examples of Library Catalog subject searches one can use to look for government documents on gambling include:
The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 which is available online from 1994-present. The GPO Index covers this material from 1976-present. An additional useful index is the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering congressional publications. Indexes for historical U.S. government documents include the CIS U.S. Congressional Serial Set Index 1789-1969 HSSE REF 328.73 C761c, CIS Index to Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990, and CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996.
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