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Contents

Introduction

The Web & the Internet

Web Browsers

URLs

Searching the Web

Simple Searches

Advanced Searches

Meta Searches

News Searches

Reference Searches

Government Searches

Blog Searches

Deep Web Searches

Discussion Group Searches

Chat and MOO Searches

Using Web Directories

Browsing Categories

Searching Categories

Browsing the Web

 

How to Search the Web

Conducting a Government Sites Search

Many government agencies and institutions have turned to the Web as their primary means of distributing their publications. FirstGov, sponsored by the U.S. government, allows you to search the federal government's network of online resources. Government Printing Office Access provides publication information about print documents and links to those publications when they are available online. Sites such as FedStats and FedWorld give access to a wide range of government-related materials. In addition to these specialized government Web sites, you can locate government publications through many Web directories, such as Yahoo!

You can find a list of government documents search sites in the Bedford Research Room's Links pages.

In this demonstration, we'll conduct a search using FirstGov. To begin this demonstration, click on the Continue button.

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