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Government on the Net
Evans, James (James H.)
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Nolo Press, 1998.

Physical Description:
xx, 711 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Accompanied by: CD-ROM "Law and Government on the NET".
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Thanks to the Internet, governments around the world are providing better access and loads of new information every day. Still, finding that information -- or even knowing where to start -- can be a problem. The companion to James Evans' bestselling Law on the Net, Government on the Net is an indespensable tool. Organized into local, state, federal and international sections, it serves as an extensive, detailed directory of what sites are available, how to get to them and what to look for once they're reached. The CD provides the latest site information and allows point-and-click access to Internet sites using a web browser.

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Library Journal Review

There are a number of excellent gateways to various categories of government information on the World Wide Web. In view of the web's rapid growth, a useful printed guide to web-based government information must be truly special to warrant purchase. This is such a book. It includes thorough descriptions of government and legal information sites at the state, federal, and international levels. Evans's (Law on the Net, Nolo, 1996) scope is impressive, as the range of sites covered encompasses discussion groups, members of Congress, and current and historical documents, in addition to major government information sites. The print volume is indexed, and a CD-ROM disc provides welcome assistance with often unwieldy URLs. As might be expected, some information is dated or incomplete (e.g., Northwestern University's indispensable foreign and IGO gateways are not listed). Of course, no single book or gateway provides direct access to all government and legal sites, but this title is a useful desk reference and a worthwhile addition to ready-reference collections in all libraries serving government and legal information users.‘Patrick Ragains, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.