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

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

ISBN-10: 1591580862

ISBN-13: 9781591580867

Pub. Date: 06/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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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Overview

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)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface

Government Information and Its Importance

Government Structure and Types of Information Sources

Search Engines: Negotiating the Information Maze

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Independent Establishments and Quasi-Government Agencies

Judiciary Branch

Statistics

Web Portals and Electronic Reference Desks

Government Web-Based Services

Maps, Cartography, and Geographic Information Sciences and Systems

Selected Subjects

Web Pages for Kids

E-Gov Comes to the Federal Government

Web Browser Hardware and Software

Appendix A: Examples of E-Government Retail

Appendix B: Other Useful Web Sites

Appendix C: Selective Subject List of U.S. Government Web Sites

Index

About the Authors

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