Government Information

E-Government Tool Reviews: American FactFinder

The American FactFinder website, maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau, “is the primary way to access data” from more than 100 annual surveys and censuses. There are four main avenues for discovering Census information on the American FactFinder website: Community Facts, Guided Search, Advanced Search, and the Download Center.

E-Government Tool Reviews: FDsys

FDsys serves as a content management system housing electronic information from all three branches of the federal government, operating in at least three distinct ways: as a modern information management system, offering a wide variety of federal government publications; as a preservation repository, providing preservation and access to digital Government content; and an advance searched engine, containing extensive metadata.

Mobile Government Apps for Librarian: Resources and Additional Information

Handout to accompany "An Introduction to Mobile Government Apps (mgov) for Librarians", webinar given by Isabelle Fetherston and Nancy Fredericks of the Pasco County Library System (Florida). The archive of this webinar is available here.

Guide to Federal Government Information: Gov Apps

Online library guide for government apps and mobile sites, developed by Dotty Ormes, Government Information Librarian at Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University

E-Government Tool Reviews: FOIA Online

FOIA Online is a web portal for information related to Freedom of Information Act requests. It allows visitors to search past and in-progress requests, view documents that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act, and place and track their own requests. Prominently featured in the relatively simple interface are a glossary, FAQ and search box. Currently only select agencies participate in the online portal