ERIC Number: ED454146
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Publication Date: 2001
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U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need. Second Edition.
Hernon, Peter; Dugan, Robert E.; Shuler, John A.
This guide explores new sites, digital reference services, and navigation strategies for effectively accessing and using online government information. Updated with the latest information from the new administration and the 107th Congress, this second edition has been refined with features including expanded coverage in many of the chapters, a detailed analysis of information policies governing e-government, expanded coverage of the Freedom of Information Act and Web sites devoted to it, and directions to sites that provide subject-specific statistics. This guide is current through May 2001. Chapters are: (1) "Government Information and Its Importance"; (2) "Government: Structure and Types of Publications"; (3) "Search Engines: Negotiating the Information Maze"; (4) "Executive Branch"; (5) "Independent Establishments and Quasi-Government Agencies"; (6) "Legislative Branch"; (7) "Judiciary Branch"; (8) "Statistics"; (9) "One-Stop Shopping and Electronic Reference Desks"; (10) "Government Web-based Services"; (11) "Maps and Geographic Information Systems"; (12) "Selected Subjects"; (13) "Web Pages for the Nation's Youth"; (14) "E-Gov Come to the Federal Government"; and (15) "Web Browser Hardware and Software." (Contains 23 figures.) (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Federal Government, Freedom of Information, Information Sources, Research Tools, World Wide Web
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