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The Government Domain: New & Free Regulations Trackers

Peggy Garvin reviews new, free, non-government resources that have recently come online to complement the official U.S. government regulatory information sites, RegInfo.gov and Regulations.gov. For this bounty, Peggy says researcher can thank innovative developers and the relatively new availability of a free XML version of the Federal Register that can be downloaded in bulk.

Subjects: Columns, E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain – Congressional Documents on FDsys: Advanced Techniques

Following up on a previous column in which she introduced FDsys and explained the site’s simple search and navigation, this month Peggy Garvin provides an update and introduces more advanced search techniques for the congressional information available on FDsys.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: A Handful of Classics

Peggy Garvin has updated her directory of useful government information resources online, the e-Government and Web Directory: U.S. Federal Government Online. Her research has found that federal web sites do not change as rapidly as users believe. The content on these sites is dynamic, constantly being refreshed and redesigned. However, the sites themselves, the ones that represent so much of the work of the federal government and are selected for inclusion in the book, are fairly stable.

Subjects: Congress, Government Resources, Legislative, United States Law

The Government Domain: Tracking Congress 2.0

With the 111th Congress of the United States reconvening on September 8th, e-gov expert Peggy Garvin highlights new tools and sources that enhance and expand your ability to track and monitor the action.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Legislative, The Government Domain

The Government Domain – Congressional Documents on FDsys: the Basics

E-Gov guru and research expert Peggy Garvin provides an overview of the organization, content and search features of GPO’s new Federal Digital System (FDsys).

Subjects: Uncategorized

The Government Domain: Wrapping Up 2008

E-gov expert Peggy Garvin provides an overview of the significant developments in the world of online government information this past year. According to Peggy, overall the year saw a push by individuals and nongovernment organizations for increased access to digital government information. Specifically, new official government and non-government websites came online, and existing sites developed more sophisticated features.

Subjects: Columns, Congress, Government Resources, Legislative, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Tracking the Transition

Peggy Garvin’s thorough and concise guide to free online presidential transition trackers allows you to stay current with all the latest news, rumors and commentary about the incoming administration, via reliable websites, blogs and RSS feeds.

Subjects: Blogs, Constitutional Law, RSS Newsfeeds

The Government Domain: Political Fact-Checking Websites

Peggy Garvin’s well-timed article identifies and evaluates key websites that monitor the accuracy of statements and representations made by political candidates and their respective campaigns.

Subjects: Columns, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Back to School for Constitution Day 2008

E-gov expert Peggy Garvin guides researchers, educators and librarians to key online resources available for teaching, training and educational activities associated with the September 17, 2008 celebration of Constitution Day in the United States.

Subjects: Columns, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Goverment Domain: Government Topics at the SLA 2008 Conference

Peggy Garvin’s article focuses on key speakers and significant issues, services and websites that hightlighted issues, initiatives and services significant to the government documents arena.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain
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