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Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the "Deep Web" with content that does not surface or surface easily with even the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory will help you navigate the maze of data and locate the materials that you seek. The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with this book, The United States Government Internet Directory. The Directory Contains more than 2,000 Web site records, organized into 20 subject themed chapters. Chapters include topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more. Provides descriptions and URLs for each site Describes sites to help you choose the proper resource Notes the useful or unique aspects of the site Lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site Contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies Provides a roster of congressional members with member's web sites Lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs Includes a one-page quick guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites Id.
About the Author
Peggy Garvin is an information consultant and the editor of e-Government and Web Directory: U.S. Federal Government Online, published by Bernan Press. She writes on the topic of government information online for Searcher magazine and for the LLRX.com online magazine, and is also author of Real World Research Skills, published by TheCapitol.Net. Peggy has trained librarians, public policy analysts, U.S. congressional staff, and other Washington professionals on using government Internet resources. With over 20 years of experience, her career includes work in reference and electronic resource management with both the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service and the private sector in Washington, D.C. Peggy is past chair of the Government Information Division of the Special Libraries Association and is a member of the American Libraries Association and the Association of Independent Information Professionals. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in American History from the University of Virginia and her master of library science degree from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.