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Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the 'Deep Web' with content that does not surface or surface easily with even the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory will help you navigate the maze of data and locate the materials that you seek. The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with this book, The United States Government Internet Directory. The Directory Contains more than 2,000 Web site records, organized into 20 subject themed chapters. Chapters include topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more. Provides descriptions and URLs for each site Describes sites to help you choose the proper resource Notes the useful or unique aspects of the site Lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site Contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies Provides a roster of congressional members with member's web sites Lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs Includes a one-page quick guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites Identifies the major government Web sites related to the global recession and new government economic recovery programs Contains multiple indexes in the back of the book to help the user locate Web sites by agency, site name, subject, and government publication title The 7th edition: Provides completely updated information Reflects changes made by the Obama administration, including new Web sites such as HealthCare.gov and sites that have been completely redesigned such as USA.gov Contains a new introductory section about Government 2.0, the federal government_s use of social media and new media such as Facebook and smartphone applications.