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The Goverment Domain: GovTrack and OpenCongress Go Beyond THOMAS

Peggy Garvin explores the evolution in the features and services provided by GovTrack, the free, public, independent web service with information on federal legislation, congressional documents, legislators, and votes. She also profiles a site with complementary content on lobbying activity and campaign contributions.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Legal Research, Legislative, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: New House Website and Open House Project

The 110th Congress included not only new names and faces on the Hill, but a plethora of redesigned e-government sites, many of which are still very much under development. In her column this month, Peggy Garvin focuses on the changes in the House of Representatives website.

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

The Government Domain: Testing the THOMAS Beta

Peggy Garvin runs the THOMAS beta test site through its paces, evaluating the new search engine and enhanced navigations features, accompanied by screen shots.

Subjects: Congress, Government Resources, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: 2007 Calendars and Schedules

A wide range of online calendars from agencies and Congress offer valuable information to researchers that includes: release dates for topical reports, news, surveys, meeting and official travel schedules, historical commemorations, House and Senate bill histories, and links to speeches and testimony. Peggy Garvin includes numerous examples of e-gov sites with such services that should be on your radar.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: A Cornucopia of Government Search Engines

Peggy Garvin’s column compares and contrasts the features of FirstGov Search, Google Government Search and GovMine.

Subjects: Government Resources, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Information Checks and Balances

The Government Domain

Information Checks and Balances

By Peggy Garvin

Peggy Garvin of Garvin Information Consulting is author of The United States Government Internet Manual (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills (TheCapitol.Net).

Subjects: Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Government Documents in the News

The Government Domain

Government Documents and the News

By Peggy Garvin

Subjects: Blogs, E-Government, Government Resources, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, News Resources, Portals, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: Summer Infosnacks

The Government Domain

Summer Infosnacks

By Peggy Garvin

Peggy Garvin of Garvin Information Consulting is author of The United States Government Internet Manual (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills (TheCapitol.Net).

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

The Government Domain: Homeland Security Collections

Peggy Garvin’s column this month focuses on e-gov websites, databases, and digital collections on homeland security, highlighting specific resources, services and access methods.

Subjects: The Government Domain
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