U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need / Edition 3

U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need / Edition 3

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by Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, John A. Shuler
     
 

The definitive guide to U.S. government information on the Web has been expanded and updated with the latest information from the current administration, including material on the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the E-Government Act of 2002. Peter Hernon, one of the country's foremost authorities on government information, and his colleagues

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The definitive guide to U.S. government information on the Web has been expanded and updated with the latest information from the current administration, including material on the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the E-Government Act of 2002. Peter Hernon, one of the country's foremost authorities on government information, and his colleagues provide additional Web sites and offer valuable strategies for effectively accessing and using government information online.

More than a mere directory of Web sites, this authoritative work serves as a cardinal pointer through the government's labyrinthine structure and the myriad information resources available to the public, giving users a clearer understanding of U.S. government agencies and their online publications and services. An essential and regularly updated reference, this guide is a reliable roadmap to a vast and diverse field of important information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591580867
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

PETER HERNON is Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Academic Librarianship, Founding Editor of Government Information Quarterly, Co-Editor of Library & Information Science Research, and an internationally acclaimed author of numerous books in the area of government information.

ROBERT E. DUGAN is Library Director, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Suffolk University, Boston.

JOHN A. SHULER is Documents Librarian/Department Head Documents, Maps, Microforms, and Curriculum Department University Library, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Government Information and Its Importance1
Ch. 2Government: Structure and Types of Information Sources33
Ch. 3Search Engines: Navigating the Information Maze55
Ch. 4Legislative Branch67
Ch. 5Executive Branch107
Ch. 6Independent Establishments and Quasi-Government Agencies165
Ch. 7Judiciary Branch209
Ch. 8Statistics239
Ch. 9Web Portals and Electronic Reference Desks265
Ch. 10Government Web-based Services279
Ch. 11Maps, Cartography, and Geographic Information Science and Systems295
Ch. 12Selected Subjects315
Ch. 13Web Pages for the Nation's Youth353
Ch. 14E-Gov Comes to the Federal Government379
Ch. 15Web Browser Hardware and Software403
App. AExamples of E-Government Retail421
App. B: Other Useful Web Sites429
App. C: Selective Subject List of U.S. Government Web Sites433
Government Body Index449
Selected Titles459
About the Authors465

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