The FDsys, GPO’s Federal Digital System, provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. To learn about FDsys, click here. To help users to search FDsys most effectively, the GPO has announced the release of series of instructional videos. The first video, Basic Searching in FDsys, is 11:04 min long [...]
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The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives – the Office that codifies the public laws passed by Congress – recently announced new Title 51 of the United States Code. H.R. Bill No. 3237, 111th Congress, “To Enact Certain Laws Relating to National and Commercial Space Programs as Title [...]
Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced the first “do not track” bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, February 11, 2011. The “Do Not Track Me Online Act” requires the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate regulations “that establish standards for the required use of an online opt-out mechanism to allow consumers to effectively and easily [...]
Posted in Legal Research & Writing on Apr 22nd, 2010
Published on April 21, 2010, the new addition to the LLRX.com titled The Government Domain: New & Free Regulations Trackers, by Peggy Garvin, highlights few online resources that make the federal legislative information available in new ways. Those include the following: GovTrack.us OpenCongress.org RegInfo.gov Regulations.gov Federal Register OpenRegs.com FedThread.org Regulations Tracker from Justia Cornell e-Rulemaking [...]
USA.gov, the website for federal government information, has recently added two new links to its State Government page: 1) State governors’ most recent “State of the State” addresses, which address each governor’s legislative initiatives and budget priorities (previous speeches are archived back to 2000); and 2) The President’s 2010 Budget and State-by-state fact sheets from [...]
The Reference and General Government Blogs via the USA.gov website added the following new blogs: Office of the United States Trade Representative Blog covering U.S. trade issues. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where David Kappos, the director of the USPTO, discusses the work of the agency. White House Office of Public Engagement blog [...]
Today (Sept. 28) is International Right to Know Day. The 7th International Right to Know Day on 28th of September 2009 will mark a year of historic advances for the right of access to information and will be celebrated by the Freedom of Information Advocate’s Network which has around 200 organisations in 75 countries who [...]
Posted in Legal Research & Writing on Jul 30th, 2009
On July 27, 2009 Peggy Garvin published an article on LLRx.com titled The Government Domain – Congressional Documents on FDsys: the Basics. Peggy Garvin of Garvin Information Consulting is author of The United States Government Internet Manual 2006-2007 (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills (TheCapitol.Net). The U.S. federal government’s content shop, the Government Printing [...]
For those who read blogs or for those who would like to start. The U.S. Government website has a section dedicated to government related blogs. Currently there are 50 blogs listed. The list offers blogs related to topics such are U.S. Marines, Coast Guards, Centers for disease control and prevention, congressional budget, energy savers, future [...]
Gail Whittemore, Pace Law Library Special Collections and Reference Librarian, has compiled a guide to finding government information online. This guide contains links to federal government information on Congress and federal legislation, the President, Cabinet Departments, the federal courts and their decisions, and federal agencies.