BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES FOR PUBLICATIONS
OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT
Oh! The Joy! Inquiring minds may wish to peruse at their leisure the reading of the 2004 6-page clarifications from the Texas State Library to Texas government publishers.
"Identifying a publication accurately ensures its usefulness and accessibility to people who may start out with no knowledge of the publishing agency or institution, of the material's history or of the environment that produced the document.
Approach the identification of your publication as if you are solving a mystery. Let the publication's audience know the who, what, when, where and how (and sometimes the why) of its creation and distribution. Always place this information on a title page that immediately follows the cover of the publication. By using a title page with appropriate identifying information on it, you guarantee that in the future your own organization's staff, as well as researchers in general, will be able to understand the context in which it was produced."