Block 4 Sessions, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
How to Effectively Locate Federal Government Information
on the Web
Government Information Librarian
University of California, San Diego
U.S. Documents Librarian
University of California, Santa Barbara
Information from the U. S. Government is appearing with increasing
frequency on the Internet. In many cases the Internet is the only place
to locate important government information. Virtually all agencies now
maintain their own web pages, on which are linked statistical data, news
releases and other full-text publications. As time passes, more data will
be in online format rather than standard print sources. In the future,
searching the Web will become the primary means of locating government
This "hands-on" workshop is designed to demonstrate how to maximize
retrieval of federal government information on the Web. Instruction on
the best strategies for searching the major online sources will include:
- Using search engines and other resources to find government
- Tips on how to locate government agencies on the WWW.
- Search strategies to locate government regulations and legislation.
- How to find demographics and other useful data.
In addition, analysis and discussion of some of the major issues
associated with government information in an electronic environment will
An annotated bibliography of sources will be provided.