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A Guide to Government Information Sources
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    Gov Info Librarians

    General Gov. Info: Barbara Morgan,
    413 545-6850

    Statistics & Data: Steve McGinty
    413 545-1871

    Science & Patents: Paulina Borrego
    413 545-7891

    Massachusetts: Melinda McIntosh
    413 545-6802


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