Synopses & Reviews
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.
An excellent source, not only for learning more about government information, but also for learning how to use special search tools and locate government Web sites. Educators, parents, and students will find this a valuable resource.MultiMedia Schools
The definitive guide to United States government information on the Web now includes material on the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the E-Government Act of 2002.
About 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
List of Figures
Government Information and Its Importance
Government Structure and Types of Information Sources
Search Engines: Negotiating the Information Maze
Independent Establishments and Quasi-Government Agencies
Web Portals and Electronic Reference Desks
Government Web-Based Services
Maps, Cartography, and Geographic Information Sciences and Systems
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
About the Authors