There's a wealth of government information available on the Internet, most of it useful and much of it free! This resource helps citizens find and use the information our tax dollars pay for. Prepared by one of the country's foremost experts on U.S. government information and his colleagues, this second edition is expanded to nearly 1,400 federal government Web sites. The authors explore new sites, digital reference services, and navigation strategies for effectively accessing and using online government information. Updated with the latest information from the new administration and the 107th Congress, this second edition has been refined with features including a detailed analysis of information policies governing e-government, expanded coverage of the Freedom of Information Act and Web sites devoted to it, direction to sites that provide subject-specific statistics, and more. With this book any government information search becomes easier - whether it's communicating with public officials, downloading tax forms, researching genealogy, searching for educational science sites for kids, planning a vacation at a national park, or looking for information on financial aid and grants. The Library of Congress, the Department of Defense, NASA, the Supreme Court, the CIA, and dozens of other government agencies are just a click away. More than a directory, this authoritative work gives users a clear understanding of U.S. government agencies, their online publications, and their applications. There is valuable background material on all three branches of the government and the information they disseminate. Users can also discover where to find government programs and services that are available through the Web. An entire chapter on government sites aimed at youth, parents, and educators will be especially useful in the classroom or school library, as well as at home. The authors make it easy to tap into the riches of government information and for librarians to incorporate government information into their virtual collections or online catalogs. An essential and up-to-date reference, the book provides a reliable road map to a vast and diverse field of information. It belongs in every public, academic, and school library - and on the bookshelves of all U.S. citizens who wish to find government information on the Web.