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EPADoc: EPA Documents on CD-ROM
1. What is it?
- EPADOC compact disc contains texts and files related to environmental protection. It was designed for administrative employees of the Environmental Protection Agency rather than the public, so it contains some procedure manuals and handbooks. However, it does contain the text of laws pertaining to the environment (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, etc.), regulations, standards, and policy manuals.
- Much of the material is designed for EPA employees to use in doing their jobs.
2. Who produces it?
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
3. Are there guides to using it?
- A technical reference guide is a menu selection on the CD.
4. Is it updated?
- "From time to time" (quoted from introduction on CD.)
5. Can the CD-ROM be checked out?
6. Sudoc number (disc's call number in Calvin T. Ryan Library):
- EP 1. 104/2: (numbers) (Keep newest two only.)
8. Is there a paper equivalent in Calvin T. Ryan Library?
- EPADOC contains many items, some of which C. T. Ryan Library has in paper. You may look up a specific title or series on the Marcive WebDOCS index on the Library's online system. The library has paper copies of all of the laws on the CD.
- To see what is available on the disc, use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the
"EPADOC Table of Contents" (right side of menu). Press Enter.
- To look at the text of a title in the "Table of Contents", move the cursor DIRECTLY BELOW the triangle symbol. Press Enter.
- NOTE: Some of the menu selections require that special files be installed. Ask for assistance at the Documents Dept. offices.
- If you can't find what you want on the "Table of Contents", you can ask the computer to search for a word. Press the space bar and a "Query" box appears. Type in the word you want and you will be taken to that area of a word list. Press enter to select what you want. The word you typed in will be highlighted in what ever is retrieved. If an arrow appears before a title or paragraph, move the cursor under it and press Enter to retrieve the full document.
- Pressing Alt-S and then S will also bring up the search screen. Ctrl-Z expands the image so it fills the whole screen (zoom).
- Press F1.
- Press Alt-F.
- Type P for "Print". Press Enter when cursor is under Print. Use tab to move between other options.
- To print one paragraph, move the cursor to "Active Folio".
- To print the entire document, move the cursor to "Active View".
- Press Enter. (To cancel printing, press Alt-F, then P; select Terminate Printing.)
- Place a portable storage device in drive.
- Press Alt-F.
- Type V or move cursor to "Save as"... (Enter).
- When the computer asks for a file name, type in a: and the name you wish to give the file.
- Use the tab to move between other options.
- Press Enter.
- Press Esc.
Format courtesy of Robert Lopresti, Wilson Library, Western Wash. Univ., Bellingham, WA
Diana J. Keith
Head, Government Documents Department
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-2240
Revised July, 2009