ODDS AND ENDS : MARCH 1999

With Hypertext Links to Web Sites Where Appropriate

Table of Contents

Access America for Seniors
America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences
American Factfinder
American Indian Bibliography
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
Bernan Launches New Web Site
Biometric Consortium
BLS Career Information
FY 2000 Budget Publications
Capital Cities & Cities of 100,000+ Inhabitants
Censtats Now Free
1870 Census Index
Census 2000
Census 2000: The Politics Behind the Numbers
Census, Historical Browser
Census Volumes on Microfilm
Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background
Clinton Legal Expense Trust Fund
Condition of Education 1999
Consumer's Resource Handbook, 1998-99
College Opportunities On-Line
Copyright Office Issues Distance Learning Report
Cox Report
CRS Abstracting Service (Penny Hill Press)
CRS Reports Posted by Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD)
CRS Reports Posted by US Democratic Leadership Committees
Declassified Documents and Other Sources for Secrets
Docs Prescriptions
DOCWORLD-L Debutes
1999 Economic Report of the President
EDSITEMent: A Collection of Top Humanities Sites
Erasing History: Ethnic Cleansing in Kosovo
Europarl: European Union Web Sites and Services
FASTATS A to Z
Federal Depository Library Program Conference, Fall 1999
Federal Judiciary Home Page
Foreign Born Population of the United States, Historical Statistics on
Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
From Stargazers to Starships
Gambling Impact Behavior Study
Godort Education Committee Has New URL
Godort's International Documents Task Force Has New URL
Godort's Rare and Endangered Documents Committee Web Site
Google Offers Search Engine for Government Documents Web Sites
GOVDOC-L User Guide
Government Information on the Internet: A Primer
GPO Access Home Page Redesigned
GPO Access Online Bookstore Order News
Historical Census Browser
History House
How to Access the Federal Government on the Internet
Immigration and Naturalization Statistics
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Volume II
International Child Labor Program Page
Kosovo, Department of State Position Statements on....
Kosovo, Department of State Report
Kosovo, USIA Coverage on....
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web (Smithsonian)
Library of Congress, American Memory Project : Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
Library of Congress Oliphant Collection
Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullets Online
Meta Subject Index to Government Information
Michigan Compiled Laws Online
Michigan Fish Advisory (1999)
Michigan Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
Michigan Unclaimed Property Records
Monitoring Web Changes
Monthly Labor Review -- the Editor's Desk
Mutual Fund Calculator
NASA Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
NARA: Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
NARA: People at War
NARA: Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents
National Gambling Impact Study Commission
National Infrastructure Protection Center
NCJRS Database Offers New Features
La Nina Page
Notable Documents List, 1998
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)
Office of Juvenile Justic and Delinquency Prevention
Offstats: Official Statistics on the Web
Oliphant Collection
Peace Corps Kids World
People at War
Population Estimates for Michigan, July 1, 1998
PURLs: What Do I Need to Know?
References for International Statistics
Report on the Assessment of Electronic Government Information Products
School Safety, Annual Report on
Science at Its Best, Security at Its Worst
Smithsonian - Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
State of the Cities 1999
Subject Indexes to Government Information on the Internet
Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
Title 44 Developments
Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents
Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations
Transportation Research Information Service Update
United Nations Social Indicators
United Nations System Pathfinder
U.S. Committee for Refugees
U.S. Congress, House Search Engine
U.S. Legislative Information Sources on the Internet
U.S. Mint
Victims Rights and Resources in Michigan
VLA Shipping List
Wetlands: World in our Backyard
Where Have All the Spacecraft Gone?
White House Tapes Archives

Access America for Seniors
http://www.seniors.gov/
A wide range of federal agencies come together in a cooperative effort to help senior citizens learn about government services and info. From benefits and health to training and travel. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 15, 1999
(Last checked 04/23/99)

America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences
http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/pdf/aib750/
This new book from the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, USDA ERS offers a comprehensive review of eating habits and the state of nutrition in America. Downloadable by chapter or in its entirety in .pdf format, the book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective on nutrition issues, addressing topics ranging from "dietary guidelines to food consumption patterns, from the impact of food advertising to the economic costs of unhealthy diets." Other subjects covered include the impact of government programs and regulations, public and private efforts to encourage healthy eating, and the connections between dietary changes and US agriculture. Source: Scout Report, May 21, 1999.
(Last checked 06/06/99)

American Factfinder
http://factfinder.census.gov/
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an American Factfinder to satisfy our statistical cravings. With quick info about social and economic characteristics for states, cities and communities. Quick thematic maps provide a visual dimension. And Grace York reports this is the only online source where you can get Congressional district breakouts. Source: USA Today Hot Site, April 12, 1999.
(Last checked 04/23/99)

American Indian Bibliography
A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, For K-12 (Actual Title)
http://nmnhwww.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibliogr.html
The Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology has recently released a comprehensive annotated bibliography of over 800 books as a resource for teachers, librarians, and curriculum designers who want to introduce multiple cultural perspectives and begin to correct longstanding misunderstandings in American history. Compiled by experts in the field, the bibliography includes reviews of both highly recommended (indicated with a star) and non-recommended books (indicated with a question mark), based on the criteria listed in the helpful Introduction. The bibliography itself is divided by geographic area (Arctic, Plains, Great Basin, Southeast, etc.), with one section containing general works. Bibliographic entries typically contain a several-sentence review, bibliographic details, and a grade level recommendation. Source: Scout Report, June 19, 1999.
(Last checked 06/21/99)

Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bbhtml/bbhome.html
Part of the Library of Congress's American Memory Project.
This collection presents a Library of Congress treasure -- 2,100 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to 1914. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base for Detroit, Tris Speaker batting for Boston, and pitcher Cy Young posing formally in his Cleveland uniform. Other notable players include Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, and Christy Mathewson. Cigarette card collector Benjamin K. Edwards preserved these baseball cards in albums with more than 12,000 other cards on many subjects. After his death, Edwards' daughter gave the albums to noted poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, who donated them to the Library's Prints and Photographs Division in 1954.
(Last checked 07/16/99)

Bernan Launches New Web Site
http://www.bernan.com
Bernan, founded in 1952, publishes original reference works focusing on government information and statistics and is the largest private U.S. distributor of information published by the U.S. government and international agencies. Their new web site provides detailed descriptions of each of these titles. Title entries include (as available) a description of the book's contents, complete bibliographic information, reviews, press releases, photographs, and author and editor biographies.Features enhanced search capabilities and easy online ordering along with information abou Bernan's Standing Order plans and discounts.
(Last checked 06/22/99)

The Biometric Consortium
http://www.biometrics.org/
Password please. Biometrics promises that you'll never have to remember a PIN number again, and it might make the NET more secure. Fingerprint and face scanners will be used instead, turning you into a password. But do the first generation of such devices really work? Intrigued? The Biometric Consortium serves as the US Government's focal point for research, development, test, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology.
(Last checked 02/15/99)

BLS Career Information
http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm
BLS Career Information is a US Department of Labor Educational Resource Site with career guidance information for K-12 students. The site integrates Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) information with a colorful format that "attracts the interest of children with a wide variety of talents" and includes a Teacher's Guide to occupational possibilities from accountant to rock star. Scout Report for Business and Economics, May 6, 1999.
(Last checked 06/11/99)

(FY 2000) Budget Publications on GPO Access
http://w3.access.gpo.gov/usbudget/index.html
The FY 2000 Budget Publications are now available online via GPO Access. The FY 2000 Budget was transmitted to Congress on February 1, 1999 and covers the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1999. The FY 2000 Budget Publications include: The Budget of the United States Government, Appendix, Analytical Perspectives, A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget, Historical Tables, Budget Systems and Concepts. These publications are available online for direct download or are fully searchable.
(Revised 01/13/00)

Capital Cities and Cities of 100,000 and More Inhabitants
http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/demog/index.html
Provides population figures from around the world, longitude and latitude, etc. Courtesy of the United Nations Statistics Division Demographic Yearbook.
(Last checked 06/14/99)

CenStats Now Free
http://tier2.census.gov/dbappweb.htm
Effective immediately, CenStats applications are being offered free of charge. Eventually these data will be integrated with the other data on our web site. If you are a current subscriber, the Customer Services Center will contact you about your refund options. Source: Erminio D'Onofrio, Coordinator, Government Information and Patents, New York Public Library - SIBL, 188 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016; telephone: (212) 592-7044; fax : (212) 592-7061; e-mail: edonofrio@nypl.org; GOVDOC-L, May 6, 1999.
(Last checked 05/06/99)

1870 Census Index
http://envoy.libofmich.lib.mi.us/1870_census/
Genealogy buffs should take note: the Library of Michigan's 1870 Census Index is now available online. The index lists family names in each household in every county and township in1870. From that, people can learn a person's full name, county, township of residence, and the census page on which the name is recorded. Then researchers will have to consult the appropriate microfilm reels to see the actual entries.
(Last checked 07/13/99)

Census 2000
http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/2khome.htm
A new page to help census users keep up with Census 2000 developments. Contains links to Census Bureau Regional Offices such as the one in Detroit.
(Last checked 05/05/99)

Census 2000: The Politics Behind the Numbers
http://policy.com/issuewk/1999/0712_82/index.html
Policy.com Issue of the Week, July 12, 1999.
(Last checked 07/19/99)

Census Volumes on Microfilm
http://www.galegroup.com/psm/
Primary Source Media can provide decennial census publications from 1790 through 1980 on film. For more information, send an e-mail to info@psmedia.com or call (800) 444-0799. If desired, Primary Source Media will fax a page from their catalog listing the cost for each year for the decennial population censuses and, beginning with 1810, the non-population censuses. For example, 1910 population (5 reels) lists for $522, while 1910 agriculture (2 reels) is $209, mines $105, manufacturing $209, etc.
(Last checked 06/19/00)

Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background
This selection, a Government Publication Pick of the Month, was mounted for a time on the web by the University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Government Publications department. An interesting idea for publicizing the Government Documents collection in your library.
(Last checked 01/13/00)

Clinton Legal Expense Trust Fund
http://www.crp.org/legalfund/index.htm
Find out who's helping to pay off legal bills accumulated by President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. A searchable database lets you find donors by state or by name. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 1, 1999.
(Last checked 04/23/99)

Condition of Education 1999
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=1999022
The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has recently placed online the 1999 edition of the well regarded Condition of Education. This compendium of 60 indicators selected by education studies professionals and based on data from various NCES studies describes the "current status and recent progress of education in the United States." The indicators are arranged in five categories: Learner Outcomes; Quality of Education Environments (Elementary/Secondary); Quality of Education Environments (Postsecondary); Social Support for Education; and Educational Participation and Progress. Users may download the publication in its entirety or by section in .pdf format. Two sets of supplemental tables, totalling over 100 pages, are also available. Source: Scout Report, June 11, 1999.
(Last checked 06/22/99)

Consumer's Resource Handbook, 1998-99
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/crh/respref.htm
Published by the US Government Consumer Information Center (CIC), the Consumer's Resource Handbook is "144 pages of valuable information that no consumer should be without." The CRH offers tips and advice on a wide swath of topics, including car repair, purchase, and leasing; spotting and avoiding fraud; home financing; consumer privacy; protecting your credit report; and more. The handbook also includes a Consumer Assistance Directory, with a large collection of contact information for consumer organizations, better business bureaus, corporations, trade associations, state and local consumer protection offices, state agencies, and Federal agencies. The Handbook is available in HTML, text, and .pdf formats. Source: Scout Report, May 21, 1999.
(Last checked 06/06/99)

COOL: College Opportunities On-Line
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool
College Opportunities On-Line (COOL) is a research tool that allows access to information on more than 9,000 trade schools, colleges, and universities in the US. Users may search COOL by geographic region, by state, by city, by type of institution, or by instructional programs, either alone or in combination. Queries yield general information about institutions, such as type of institution, contact information, Carnegie classification, and Title IV code. In addition, each record provides the cost of tuition and fees, data on fall enrollment, and a list of degrees or awards conferred. COOL is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Scout Report, May 14, 1999.
(Last checked 06/01/99)

Copyright Office Issues Distance Learning Report
http://www.loc.gov/copyright/
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Public Law 105-304, passed last October required the Copyright Office to prepare a report on distance learning and to make recommendations to Congress about any legislation considered appropriate to promote distance education. The 348 page report is currently located on the Copyright Office website under "What's New." The Adobe Acrobat reader is required to open the report. This is a very comprehensive and balanced report that will be very valuable to all those who are interested in the copyright issues involved in distance learning. Source: NCC Washington Update, Vol. 5, No. 18, June 1, 1999.
(Last checked 06/02/99)

Cox Report
http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/hr105851/index.html
House Report 105-851 "Report of the Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China," also known as the "Cox Report," is now available online via GPO Access. Source: Karie Lew, Electronic Products and Services Specialist, Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services, U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20401; telephone: (202) 512-1525; fax: (202) 512-1262; E-mail: klew@gpo.gov; GOVDOC-L, May 26, 1999.
(Last checked 06/01/99)

More Cox Report
Final Report of the Select Committee on US National Security and Military/ Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China (Redacted Version)
http://www.house.gov/coxreport/
US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Scoops Cox Report
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/19990527/index.html
This report investigates and chronicles 20 years of Chinese espionage in the US. The three-volume, 700-page document concludes that the People's Republic of China has acquired US intelligence both legally and illegally over the last two decades. The report, written by a special House panel chaired by Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA), claims that the PRC stole nuclear secrets from US weapons labs and obtained valuable military technology through the commercial procurement of supercomputers and satellite equipment. The Cox report also outlines 36 recommendations in response to the investigation, such as suggestions to tighten security at weapons centers and to increase restrictions on technology exports to China. Declassified versions of the report's eleven chapters and appendices are available in discrete sections at the US House of Representatives site in both HTML and .pdf format. In light of the Cox Report, the National Security Archive (NSA), located at George Washington University, has released a Defense Estimative Brief published by the US Defense Intelligence Agency in April 1984. The four-page brief, obtained by the NSA through a Freedom of Information Act request, details Chinese efforts to enhace its nuclear capability through "overt contact with US scientists and technology, and the covert acquisition of US technology." Source: Scout Report, May 28,1999.
(Revised 01/13/00)

CRS Abstracting Service
http://pennyhill.com/
Penny Hill Press offers abstracts of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, studies, fact sheets, issue briefs, and other documents over the world wide web. For a fee, you can receive same-day shipment of the full reports by first class mail or Federal Express. Some members of Congress will also forward you a copy free of charge as well. Source: Red Tape, March 1996.
(Last checked 04/28/99)

CRS Reports Posted by Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD)
http://www.senate.gov/~dpc/crs/index.html
Citizens, scholars, journalists, librarians, businesses, and many others have long wanted access to CRS reports via the Internet. Senator Daschle's Internet collection of CRS reports represents only about 1/10th of the current library of CRS reports. But it is a good first step toward providing the public with easy access to CRS Reports. On June 10, 1998 the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration advised Senators that "With the rapidly expanding use of the Internet, we believe it is appropriate for Members and Committees to use their web sites to further disseminate CRS products....we encourage you to post CRS products on your web site." Apparently Sen. Daschle did exactly that -- and he deserves our thanks. You might send him an e-mail at tom_daschle@daschle.senate.gov to: (1.) Thank him for placing the CRS reports on the Internet; and, (2.) Ask him to put all CRS reports and products on his web site. Source: Gary Ruskin, Congressional Accountability Project, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite #3A, Washington, DC 20009;Phone: (202) 296-2787; Fax (202) 833-2406; URL: ; E-mail: mailto:gary@essential.org, via GOVDOC-L, February 3, 1999.
(Last checked 02/05/99)

CRS Reports Posted by the US Democratic Leadership Committees
http://www.senate.gov/~dpc/crs/reports/reptsubj.html
Freedom-of-information activists have long urged online access to studies by the Congressional Research Service, which serves as a kind of think tank for Congress. At last some reports, ranging from agriculture to technology, are beginning to emerge in cyberspace. This collection was mounted by the United States Democratic Leadership Committees. Source: USA Today, Hot Site, February 9, 1999.
(Last checked 04/23/99)

Declassified Documents and Other Sources for Secrets
http://www.lib.msu.edu/foxre/declass.html
A guide to materials in the Declassified Documents microfiche collection at the Michigan State University Government Documents Library by Becky Fox. Also provides tips on additional sources available over the world wide web.
(Last checked 02/08/99)

Docs Prescriptions
http://www.wooster.edu/library/gov/ohgodort/docsrx/index.htm
Docs Prescriptions: the newsletter of the Government Documents Round Table of Ohio is now available over the world wide web starting with Issue 47 (Summer 1998).
(Last checked 04/20/05)

DOCWORLD-L : Documents Worldwide Discussion List Debuts
A new unmoderated listserv sponsored by the International Documents Taskforce, Government Documents Round Table, American Library Association for sharing government information worldwide. To subscribe, send the message to listserv@listserv.indiana.edu; in the body of the message type SUBSCRIBE DOCWORLD-L Firstname Lastname. The website for docworld-l will also allow you to subscribe:
http://www.indiana.edu/~libgpd/idtf/docworld.html. This list is available to persons interested in sharing government information worldwide and will cover subjects such as

  • freedom of access to government information,
  • trends in government publishing,
  • announcements of new government publications of note, including indexes, web sites, and other tools that assist in accessing government information worldwide
  • organization of those working with government information. Source: Andrea Morrison, Documents Librarian, Government Publications Department, Indiana University Libraries, 1320 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3907 United States; Telephone: (872) 855-6924; Fax: (812) 855-3460; E-mail: amorriso@indiana.edu; GOVDOC-L, June 4, 1999.

    1999 Economic Report of the President online via GPO Access
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/eop
    The 1999 Economic Report of the President is now available for direct download or for searching via GPO Access. The Economic Report of the President includes; 1) current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays; 2) employment objectives for significant groups of the labor force; 3) annual numeric goals; and 4) a program for carrying out program objectives. Source: Vicki Amey, GOVDOC-L, February 4, 1999.
    (Last checked 03/15/99)

    EDSITEMent: A Collection of Top Humanities Sites
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/
    You don't have to be an educator to enjoy browsing through EDSITEment, a National Endowment for the Humanities site that boasts links to the best educational resources on the Net. You'll find a huge list of featured humanities sites. Source USA Today Hot Site, April 12-14, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    Europarl: European Union Web Sites and Services
    http://www.europarl.eu.int/institutions/en/default.htm
    A comprehensive and up-to-date list of all major European Union (EU) institutions and online services.
    (Last checked 01/18/99)

    FASTATS A TO Z
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/fastats/fastats.htm
    A compilation of health statistics from the federal government compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics. Provides summaries for individual states as well as by topic.
    (Last checked 06/21/00)

    Federal Judiciary Home Page
    http://www.uscourts.gov/
    News releases, directories, publications, and the contents of the The Third Branch, the electronic edition of the newsletter of the federal courts, are all available from the Federal Judiciary Home Page. Scholars can read reports on issues such as bankruptcy, the death penalty, and wiretapping; look up descriptions of the court systems that make up the federal judiciary; and follow links to the home pages of individual courts within each circuit. The text of the "1998 Year-End Report of the Federal Judiciary", by William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, is available on this site, as is a set of frequently asked questions about the courts. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, January 15, 1999, p.A30.
    (Last checked 02/05/99)

    Foreign-Born Population of the United States, Historical Statistics on
    http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0029/twps0029.html
    This working paper presents selected decennial census data on the foreign-born population of the United States from 1850 to 1990. This paper updates and expands data on the foreign-born population published in 1975 in Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970. Population Division Working Paper No. 29, February 199, by Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon.
    (Last checked 05/05/99)

    Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
    http://www.nara.gov/exhall/charters/constitution/confath.html
    The National Archives and Records Administration presents biographies and portraits of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
    (Last checked 07/16/99)

    From Stargazers to Starships
    http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sintro.htm
    If your scientific curiosity spans everything from Stargazers to Starships, take a flight through cyberspace to this NASA site. Tutorials about some of the coolest subjects in the universe, including elementary astronomy, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight as well as a math refresher. Courtesy of David Stern from the Goddard Space Flight Center. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 12, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    Gambling Impact Behavior Study (NORC)
    http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/new/gambling.htm
    National Gambling Impact Study Commission
    http://www.ngisc.gov
    In 1996, Congress created the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) "to conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic impacts of gambling on . . . governments, communities, and social institutions." Recently, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, the study's primary research agency, submitted a preliminary report to the NGISC based on nine months of research design, data collection, and analyses. This 66-page .pdf report, "Overview of National Survey and Community Database Research on Gambling Behavior," is now available online at the NORC Website. In addition to the report, NORC provides documents that describe the scope of work of the Gambling Impact and Behavior Study; a slide show based on the NORC team's recent presentation to the NGISC; and the "NORC DSM-IV Screen for Gambling Behavior." The NGISC's final report to Congress, the President, and state governors, which is due June 20, 1999, will be made available at this site when issued. Source: Scout Report for the Social Sciences, March 9, 1999.
    (Last checked 03/23/99)

    GODORT Education Committee Has New URL
    http://www.library.ucsb.edu/ala/educomm.html
    Godort's Education Committee Web Page now resides at the University of California, Santa Barbara. An excellent collection of resources that any government documents librarian should be familiar with. Source: Sherry DeDecker, U. S./International Documents Librarian, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010; e-mail: dedecker@library.ucsb.edu; telephone: (805) 893-3713; fax: (805) 893-4676; GOVDOC-L, February 22, 1999.
    (Last checked 02/23/99)

    GODORT's International Documents Task Force (IDTF) Has New URL
    http://govinfo.ucsd.edu/idtf/
    The home page is now maintained at the University of California, San Diego.
    (Revised 01/05/00)

    GODORT's Rare and Endangered Government Publications Committee
    http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/library/dlarkin/rgep.htm
    On this site you will find information about preservation and rare/unique documents. It is the Committee's goal to provide government information professionals with access to select conservation and preservation resources that will allow librarians to better plan for protecting their resources. The site will also keep the community up-to-date on REGP Committee activities and promote the preservation of government information in all formats. Now hosted by David Larkin, Texas A&M University.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    GOOGLE OFFERS SEARCH ENGINE FOR GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS WEB SITES
    http://www.google.com/unclesam
    Google offers a search engine which focuses only on government web sites. Try it out with a search such as "Elvis Presley". Tip from Amy West, University of Washington, School of Library and Information Science, telephone: (206) 543-1937; e-mail: aewest@u.washington.edu; GOVDOC-L, May 24, 1998.
    (Last checked 05/24/99)

    GOVDOC-L Archives Moves to Duke University
    http://docs.lib.duke.edu/federal/govdoc-l/index.html
    Check out the new GOVDOC-L User Guide for instructions on how to use GOVDOC-L and how to search the archives.
    (Last checked 06/21/00)

    Government Information on the Internet: A Primer
    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/crsweb/docs/ifla/moscow.htm
    A hands-on workshop sponsored by the IFLA Government Information and Official Publications Section. Part of "The Role of Libraries in Ensuring Public Access to Official Publications and Government Information, Moscow, Russia, May 24-27, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/01/99)

    GPO Access Home Page Redesigned
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs
    The new GPO Access home page is now up and running! This new design is a result of various focus groups as well as comments received from GPO Access users. Feel free to come check out the page and direct questions or comments regarding the new design to the GPO Access User Support Team at: (Toll Free) 1-888-293-6498; (DC Metro area) 202-512-1530; Fax: 202-512-1262; Email: gpoaccess@gpo.gov. Source: GOVDOC-L, April 6, 1999.

    GPO Access Online Bookstore Order News
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/sale.html
    When ordering products online from GPO, any form in which you need to enter a credit card number for submission over the Internet via GPO Access is now an encrypted environment. If you have any questions or problems regarding this issue, please contact the GPO Access User Support Team via: Phone: (toll free) 1-888-293-6498; (DC area) 202-512-1530; Fax: 202-512-1262; Email: gpoaccess@gpo.gov. Source: GOVDOC-L, April 13, 1999.

    Historical Census Browser
    http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/
    The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970. This site is made available with the cooperation and consent of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The data displayed here were inititally created by ICPSR and are designed to facilitate browsing, not downloading. Those who require the original data for downloading should contact their ICPSR OR or ICPSR itself.
    (Last checked 05/05/99)

    History House
    http://www.historyhouse.com/
    History House invites you to drop by whether you're bored at the office, digging for some good dirt or hankering for a great read on things such as the CIA's "study" of LSD or reflections on Uncle Ronnie and his Contra buddies. A free newsletter reminds you of updates. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 11, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    How to Access the Federal Government on the Internet
    http://bmaxwell.home.mindspring.com
    Congressional Quarterly has just published the fourth (1999) edition of this book, which describes more than 900 federal Web sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups. More information about the book, including the introduction, preface, table of contents, reviews, and ordering information, is available on this web site.
    (Last checked 02/08/99)

    Immigration and Naturalization Statistics
    http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/statistics/index.htm
    http://www.fairus.org/
    The Immigration and Naturalization Service site provides historic and current data about immigration to the United States. The Federation for American Immigration Reform also provides a similar report highlighting the impact of immigration on state and local areas.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Volume II Digitized
    http://www.library.okstate.edu/kappler/
    Thanks to a $1,500 grant from the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, the Oklahoma State University Library has completed digitizing 150 pages of complex text or 59 treaties from Volume II (Treaties) of Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, maintaining as much as possible the appearance and intent of the original work while allowing for enhanced access including full-text indexing. These pages include all of the pre-removal treaties of the Five Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. These tribes were chosen because of their significance to the state of Oklahoma. Contingent on continued funding, the Library hopes to complete the digitization of the seven volume set, an historically significant compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. More information is available from the web site. Source: Suzanne Holcombe, Oklahoma State University Library, Documents Department; e-mail: slatour@okway.okstate.edu; telephone: (405) 744-6546; GOVDOC-L, February 26, 1998.
    (Last checked 04/28/99)

    International Child Labor Program Page
    U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, International Child Labor Study Office
    http://www.dol.gov/dol/ilab/public/programs/iclp/links.htm
    Includes links to child labor-related resources on the Internet (ILO, UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International, International Labor Rights Fund, ICFTU, etc. and the full text of the following publications and tables of contents of related public hearings volumes:

  • Volume I: The Use of Child Labor in U.S. Manufactured and Mined Imports (1994) (185p.)
  • Volume II: The Use of Child Labor in U.S. Agricultural Imports & Forced and Bonded Child Labor (1995) (210p.)
  • Volume III: The Apparel Industry and Codes of Conduct: A Solution to the International Child Labor Problem? (1996) (242p.)
  • Volume IV: Consumer Labels and Child Labor (1997) (252p.)
  • Volume V: Efforts to Eliminate Child Labor (1998)(230p.)
  • Forced Labor: The Prostitution of Children (Symposium Proceedings, 1996) (152p.)
  • Report on Labor Practices in Burma (1998, with chapter on Child Labor)
    Source: Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian, University of Chicago Law School, INT-LAW, April 14, 1999.

    Kosovo, Department of State Position Statements on ...
    http://www.state.gov/www/regions/eur/kosovo_hp.html
    The U.S. State Department initiates U.S. policy on Kosovo and is currently playing an important role in the Paris negotiations. The State Department Web site provides complete coverage of the U.S. position including copies of testimony and remarks from Secretary Albright, press statements, fact sheets, and materials dating back to 1995.
    (Last checked 03/25/99)

    Kosovo, USIA Coverage on....
    http://www.usia.gov/regional/eur/balkans/
    The United States Information Agency, broadcasting worldwide on shortwave radio and on the Internet, is an excellent source of information on the latest Kosovo developments from a U.S. perspective.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    Kosovo, Department of State Report
    Erasing History: Ethnic Cleansing in Kosovo
    http://www.state.gov/www/regions/eur/rpt_9905_ethnic_ksvo_toc.html
    Released this week by the US Department of State, this report chronicles Serbia's violations of human rights and humanitarian law following the departure of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Kosovo Verification Mission on March 19, 1999. The report documents Serbian attempts to ethnically cleanse Kosovo of its approximately 1.7 million ethnic Albanian residents. Abuses cited in the report include forced expulsions, looting and burning, detentions, summary execution, violations of medical neutrality, and identity cleansing. Source: Scout Report, May 14, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/01/99)

    Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web -- Smithsonian Institution Libraries
    http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhibitions/online-exhibitions-title.htm
    Compiled by S. Diane Shaw, Special Collections Cataloger at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, this site lists over 350 exhibitions on the Web created by all types of libraries from all over the US. The exhibitions cover a wide range of topics, from the history of the sugar trade at LSU to the Psychedelic Sixties at the University of Virginia, with travel photographs from the Ohio Historical Society and a 1940 Tour of the Oregon Coast from the Oregon State Archives along the way. The unifying factor is that all the materials shown in the exhibitions are from library and archival collections; they are primarily paper-based materials such as photographs, documents, book jackets and illustrations, postcards, prints, and posters. Libraries wishing to add exhibitions to the list should email Shaw at dshaw@sil.si.edu. Source: Scout Report, June 11, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/16/99)

    Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullets Online
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/sctb
    Science Tracers Bullet Online is an informal guide to help people locate published materials on subjects in the field of science and technology about which they only have a general knowledge. SCTB includes lists of bibliographies, conference proceedings, technical reports, and journal listings, among others. Users may search by keyword or title. The results of the search usually contain a definition of the field related to the query, bibliographies, and links to other sections in the database of Library of Congress Subject Headings that are related to the query. Source: Scout Report for Science and Engineering, March 17, 1999.
    (Last checked 03/23/99)

    Meta Subject Index to Government Information
    http://www.isu.edu/~woodstep/Subjects_1.html
    A guide to Subject Indexes which have been created for the purpose of identifying government internet resources in a given subject area. This index currently contains 1391 entries. However, many of these Subject Indexes contain links to locally funded resources not available to the general public and are replications of each other. Source: Stephen J. Woods, woodstep@isu.edu, GOVDOC-L, March 23, 1999.
    (Last checked 03/26/99)

    Michigan Compiled Laws Online
    http://198.109.122.10/law/
    The MCL (Michigan Compiled Laws) Beta Site is up and ready for a test drive. Search choices include Chapter/Index, Constitution, Basic and Advanced. In the Basic you can search by Section Number, Statute Number, Popular Name, Chapter Number, Session, or Full Text. Lots of options, lots of help. Try out a popular name. I did and got the right hits, right away. What a concept! Source: Debbie Gallagher, Michigan Electronic Library, 117D Hatcher North, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205; telephone: (734) 615-0668; Fax: (734) 764-3916; E-mail: dgallag@umich.edu; MICHLIB-L, February 12,1999.
    (Last checked 02/12/99)

    Michigan Fish Advisory (1999)
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/fish/index.htm
    Each year, more than a million people in Michigan enjoy the great fishing in our great state. This advisory helps anglers and their families get the greatest health benefits of eating sport fish. It shows which fish are best for you and least contaminated to eat. For further information or for the most up-to-date advice, contact the Michigan Department of Community Health environmental epidemiology division at 1-800-648-6942. You can also request a paper copy of the advisory at this phone number. This advisory was updated in January, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/25/99)

    Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
    http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/
    In accordance with the Sex Offenders Registration Act as amended in 1996, the Michigan State Police are providing this search engine to allow one to identify any sex offenders living in certain zip codes.
    (Last checked 02/05/99

    Michigan Unclaimed Property Records
    http://www.treas.state.mi.us/unclprop/unclindx.htm
    Michigan residents can check the Internet to see if they are among 115,000 people who have had property turned over to the state in the past two years. People can search by name and city. Abandoned or unclaimed property includes stocks, bonds, uncashed paychecks, dormant bank accounts, and items left in safety deposit boxes. The web site is maintained by the Michigan Department of Treasury.
    (Last checked 02/28/99

    Monitoring Web Changes
    http://www.dailydiffs.com/
    Wish you could find an easy way to tell when websites added or changed data? The Daily Diffs thinks it has found an automated way. It claims to monitor changes on tens of thousands of pages. And they're all categorized for easy browsing. For instance, if you check the"Government Topics" section, you can find today's announcements from various US government agencies, including the Government Printing Office. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 15, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    Monthly Labor Review: The Editor's Desk
    http://stats.bls.gov/opub/ted/tedhome.htm
    Because "more happens at BLS each month than the single page can cover," editors of the _Monthly Labor Review_ from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics post economic news not found in the print edition to The Editor's Desk online. Here students will find short analyses of BLS data with links to in-depth reports for research purposes. Source: Scout Report for Business and Economics, April 8, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/11/99)

    Mutual Fund Calculator
    http://www.sec.gov/news/mfcalc.htm
    The SEC wants to take the mystery out of mutual fund costs with a free Cost Calculator, detailing how expenses could take a big bite out of earnings. Along with a link to the agency's Financial Facts Tool Kit. Source: USA Today Hot Site, April 8, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    NASA Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
    http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/ap11ann/introduction.htm
    On July 20, 1969 Neil A. Armstrong took his "Small Step" onto the surface of the moon. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its greatest success, NASA has created this new site, which features interviews with the crew, the full text of Apollo: Expeditions to the Moon and The First Lunar Landing: As Told By The Astronauts, biographies, several documents, multimedia galleries, and timelines. Highlights include the Apollo 11 image gallery, panorama photos in the Apollo 11 Lunar Service Journal gallery, the astronauts comments in The First Lunar Landing, and the "Top Ten Scientific Discoveries Made During Apollo Exploration of the Moon," located in the document section. Source: Scout Report, June 19, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/22/99)

    NASA Is My Playground
    http://www.nasa.gov/kids.html
    Designed for kids, the web site provides access to numerous NASA web pages of potential interest to kids. Choices are sorted into the following categories: airplanes, earth, planets, stars and galaxies, space travel, and other.
    (Last checked 07/16/99)

    National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
    http://www.calib.com/naic/adptsear/search/index.htm
    Although the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse cannot assist in individual birth relative searches, it can provide information and resource referrals to those seeking information about their birth or an adoptive placement. In this area, we will provide the most current information and best resources available for those seeking their biological parents, siblings and other relatives, or information about themselves.
    (Last checked 01/28/99)

    National Infrastructure Protection Center
    http://www.nipc.gov/
    The Melissa virus attack has made us all sensitive to threats to our communications system. Find out more about the agency responsible for protecting everything from telecommunications to the energy grid. Source: USA Today Hot Site, April 6, 1999.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    NCJRS Database Offers New Features
    http://www.ncjrs.org/database.htm
    Now when full-text documents are available online from NCJRS, the abstract includes a live link to the full report! Try out the NCJRS Abstracts Database with new and improved software featuring enhanced searching options.
    (Last checked 03/26/99)

    La Nina Page (NOAA)
    http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina.html
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has assembled this informative metasite on La Nina, an extreme phase of a naturally occurring climate cycle known as "El Nino" or "the Southern Oscillation." Unlike El Nino, the La Nina phase is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. NOAA's La Nina Page draws from several sources (universities to government agencies) to provide information on this phenomenon. Begin with the Frequently Asked Questions link or examine animations of current and former ocean temperature conditions, monthly US temperature and precipitation maps, predictions of future climate patterns, and a series of descriptions of the impacts of La Nina. A detailed summary of the La Nina summit, held last summer in Colorado, rounds out the site. Source: Scout Report for Science and Engineering, February 17,1999.
    (Last checked 02/25/99)

    Notable Documents List, 1998
    http://www.clan.lib.nv.us/
    The Nevada State Library and Archives has produced a web page from the 1998 Notable Documents list in the Journal of Government Information for the U.S. Government depository items that listed URLs. Choose Nevada State Library from the menu and then use site map to find the notable documents web page. Source: Ramona L. Reno, Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89701-4285; telephone: (702) 687-8327; e-mail: rlreno@clan.lib.nv.us; GOVDOC-L, January 20, 1999.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
    http://stats.bls.gov/oes/oes_data.htm
    A great site, with occupational categories and descriptions and, of course, wage information. What's impressive is that the information is given at not only the national and state level, but, as of two weeks ago, the metropolitan area level. Source: C. Diann Weatherly, Documents Reference Librarian, Mervyn H. Sterne Library, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Station, Birmingham, AL 35294-0014; telephone: (205) 934-6364; e-mail: dweather@uab.edu; GOVDOC-L, July 7, 1999.
    (Last checked 07/08/99)

    Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)
    http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2.html
    The Michigan Department of Corrections has just unveiled a searchable database covering 58,000 prisoners and parolees. Type in a name and up comes the offender's date of birth, race, gender, crime, location, and likely release date. Eventually, the department plans to add data and mug shots. Currently, only the most recent, serious offense is listed. Information on probationers is more limited. For example, the database does not list convicted felons who are not sentenced to prison terms or former inmates who have been discharged from parole. Nor does it include a specific address for parolees, merely the city where their parole officer is located. Source: Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press, July 10, 1999, page 3A.
    (Last checked 10/12/05)

    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
    http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org
    OJJDP has recently redesigned its Web site and given it a new url. New options include:

  • About OJJDP to learn how the agency is organized, what legislation authorized its formation, and how to contact OJJDP staff.
  • JJ Facts & Figures to get the latest information on juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and violence and victimization.
  • Highlights to see the latest OJJDP releases, and discover time-sensitive opportunities, new features on the Web site, and new sources of information.
  • Grants & Funding and explore funding opportunities from OJJDP and other agencies.
  • Resources to share with and build on the experiences of individuals, agencies, and organizations in your community.
  • Programs and learn about the design and implementation of OJJDP programs.
  • Publications to access OJJDP publications and other resources.
  • Calendar of Events and find out about upcoming OJJDP-sponsored and youth-focused conferences.
    (Last checked 03/26/99)

    OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
    http://www.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/stats/offstats/OFFSTATSmain.htm
    Created by International Commerce & Statistics Librarian Rainer Wolcke at the University of Aukland Library, OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web offers "free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official sources." The site lists international statistical centers by country or topic with detailed navigation and downloading instructions. Source: Scout Report for Business and Economics, May 6, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/21/00)

    Oliphant Collection
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/oliphant/
    Editorial cartooning is an exquisite art form, and no one practices it better than Pulitzer Prize winner Pat Oliphant. And now we can savor a collection of sixty of his cartoon drawings, sketchbooks and illustrations. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 17, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    Peace Corps Kids World [Flash]
    http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/
    Peace Corps Kids World was launched on March 2 as part of the annual Peace Corps Day celebration, commemorating the organization's 38th anniversary. Designed for elementary and middle school students, Kids World provides a history of the Peace Corps, describes its purposes and goals, and explains the value of service and volunteerism. The site also teaches kids about world geography in the Explore the World section, and examines the diverse cultures of other countries in two fun, fact-filled sections: Food, Friends, and Fun; and Tell Me a Story. In addition, visitors will be able to apply what they learn at the site in an interactive Shockwave game entitled Pack Your Bags! Source: Scout Report for the Social Sciences, March 9, 1999.
    (Last checked 03/23/99)

    People at War
    http://www.nara.gov/exhall/people/people.html
    Heh, it's not the same as watching "Saving Private Ryan", but this exhibit does highlight the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II. Documents from the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis form the core of the exhibit. For those who lived through the Second World War, this exhibit may help them recall their experiences. For those who did not, it is hoped they will gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifice and commitment of those Americans who, after almost 4 years, were "A People at War."
    (Last checked 07/16/99)

    Population Estimates for Michigan, Counties, Places, and Minor Civil Divisions
    July 1, 1990 - July 1, 1998
    http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/scful/SC98F_MI-DR.txt
    In case you want to track the growth or decline of your home town/township. Source: Debbie Gallagher, Michigan Electronic Library, Phone: (734) 996-3180; Fax: (734) 994-1856; E-mail: dgallag@umich.edu
    (Last checked 07/01/99)

    PURLs: What Do I Need To Know?
    http://www.willamette.edu/~aweible/dlc/
    Provides information from a presentation made by Nan Myers (Wichita State University) and Arlene Weible (Willamette University) at the Federal Depository Conference, April 13, 1999. Full title: PURLs: What Do I Need to Know? Working With PURLs in Your Local Catalog. Source: GOVDOC-L, May 20, 1999.
    (Last checked 05/21/99)

    References for International Statistics - Statistical Sources
    National Publications and Statistical Yearbooks, Current Statistics, and Internet Sites
    http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/refs3.htm
    Identifies statistical sources and/or publications from 120 different countries, most of them with web sites. A compilation by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Statistics Division.
    (Last checked 06/14/9)

    Report on the Assessment of Electronic Government Information Products
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/nclisassessment/report.html
    This report was prepared by Westat, Inc. under a contract issued by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and commissioned by the United States Government Printing Office. It represents a continuation of the process initiated by Senate Report on H.R. 1854, the FY 1996 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (P.L. 104-53), to identify the measures necessary for a successful transition to a more electronic Federal Depository Library Program. Available in either pdf or html format. Source: GOVDOC-L, April 2, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/14/99)

    School Safety, Annual Report On
    http://www.ed.gov/pubs/AnnSchoolRept98/index.html
    http://www.ed.gov/PDFDocs/schoolsafety.pdf
    Following the tragic shooting at West Paducah High School in December 1997, President Clinton directed the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to prepare, for the first time, an annual report on school safety. The first report provides parents, schools, and communities with an overview of the scope of school crime, and describes actions schools and communities can take to address this critical issue. Even more timely now that another tragedy has occured in Littleton, Colorado.
    (Last checked 04/21/99)

    Science at Its Best, Security at Its Worst: A Report on Security Problems at the U.S. Department of Energy
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/pfiab/pfiab_report.pdf
    The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) has released another report on DOE lab security which is useful supplemental reading to the recently released Cox Report. Requires adobe acrobat. Source: Bert Chapman, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; e-mail: chapmanb@purdue.edu; GOVDOC-L, June 21, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/22/99)

    The State of the Cities Report 1999
    html version:
    http://www.huduser.org/publications/polleg/tsoc99/tsoc_99.html
    pdf version: http://www.huduser.org/publications/pdf/soc_99.pdf
    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development's third annual State of the Cities report was released by President Clinton on June 14, 1999. The report addresses the current status of urban and suburban areas in terms of economic growth, job creation, housing, crime, education, and other relevant issues. The 1999 report contains three major findings: most cities are fiscally and economically strong as a result of a robust national economy despite urban flight; "some older suburbs are experiencing problems once associated with urban areas;" and "a strong consensus [exists] on the need for joint city/suburb strategies to address sprawl and the structural decline of cities and older suburbs." Users may view the report as an HTML or .pdf document. Note: The pdf document is 118 pages long. Source: Scout Report for the Social Sciences, June 15, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/21/99)

    Subject Indexes to Government Information on the Internet
    http://www.isu.edu/~woodstep/subinst.html
    The purpose of the this page is to identify institutions that have created subect indexes of government information. Source: Stephen J. Woods, woodstep@isu.edu, GOVDOC-L, March 23, 1999.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB16/index.html
    This latest Electronic Briefing Book from the National Security Archive (NSA) highlights 35 previously classified government documents from a soon-to-be-published microfiche collection of over 15,000 pages entitled China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998. The documents featured at this site all pertain to the military assault on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989. As the NSA notes, this Briefing Book represents "the first publication in any media of these documents, which include remarkable SITREPs from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as well as many of the Secretary of State's 'Morning Summaries' from June 1989." The site also covers student demonstrations in 1985 and 1986, the events leading up to the crackdown, and the aftermath. The documents are organized in five concisely annotated sections. This Briefing Book and the larger collection from which it was extracted will almost certainly prove invaluable to historians and analysts of recent Chinese-American relations. Source: Scout Report, June 11, 1999.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    Title 44 Developments
    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/iawgpage.html
    Since Title 44 legislation failed during the 105th Congress, the IAWG and the ALA Washington staff are working on a much smaller bill covering only Chapter 41 of Title 44 (dealing only with electronic government information product). A draft is available on the GODORT website . The ALA Washington office staff will begin talking with congressional staff to see if they can get sponsor(s). Source: GoPig Minutes (6/11/99).

    Tokens and Treasure: Gifts to Twelve Presidents
    http://www.nara.gov/exhall/treasures/giftmain.html
    An online exhibition by the National Archives and Records Administration illustrating the gifts and treasures presented to various Presidents from Herbert Hoover to William Clinton.
    (Last checked 07/16/99)

    Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations
    http://www.senate.gov/~dpc/crs/reports/ascii/98-461
    A Congressional Research Service report (98-461 C) prepared by Carol D. Davis, May 7, 1998.
    (Last checked 04/28/99)

    Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS)
    http://www4.nationalacademies.org/trb/tris.nsf
    If you have highway engineers on campus you will be glad to know that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics [http://www.bts.gov] will soon be collaborating with the Transportation Research Board to make the TRIS database available for free over the BTS web site. Source: Doc Soup, February 1998, p.2.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    United Nations Social Indicators
    http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/social/main.htm
    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) has recently updated its social indicators page. Data are available on general population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, literacy, income and economic activity, and unemployment. Each section presents data in discrete, ASCII tables. Source: Scout Report for the Social Sciences, May 4, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/14/99)

    United Nations System Pathfinder
    http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/pathfind/frame/start.htm
    UN Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library Home Page
    http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl
    The UN System Pathfinder is a tool to aid in the identification of major publications printed and electronic of the organizations of the United Nations system. It attempts to cover the full spectrum of United Nations system activities but focuses primarily on current issues. Among the items that may be found in the Pathfinder are global studies and reports, handbooks, guides, bibliographies, statistical publications, treaty compilations and selected annual reports. Links to Internet versions of listed publications are provided whenever available. Source: Lorraine Waitman, waitman@un.org
    (Last checked 04/26/99)

    U.S. Committee for Refugees
    http://www.refugees.org/news/crisis/kosovo.htm
    Get an overview on the refugee crisis in war-torn Yugoslavia, courtesy of the U.S. Committee for Refugees. Including diplomatic initiatives, a historical perspective and fact sheet. Source: USA Today Hot Site, April 9-11, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    U.S. Congress, House Search Engine
    http://www.house.gov/house/searchall.htm
    Have you ever wanted to search through all the Congressional web pages at once? This web page allows you to do that - with mixed results.
    (Last checked 05/03/99)

    U.S. Legislative Information Sources on the Internet
    http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/infosrv/lue/leginfo.html
    A nice guide for college or university students by Carol A. Singer, Reference Librarian, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University; e-mail: singerc@bgnet.bgsu.edu; telephone: (419) 372-9412. Source: GOVDOC-L, March 1, 1999.
    (Revised 01/13/00)

    U.S. Mint
    http://www.USMINT.gov/
    Provides a new, more-interactive home page design highlighting the agency's 50 State Quarters Program. Source: USA Today Hot Site, April 19, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    Victims Rights and Resources in Michigan
    http://www.gop.senate.state.mi.us/cvr/
    Sponsored by Senator William Van Regenmorter and the Michigan Senate Republicans. Includes Crime Victim's Rights Act, information about the Crime Victims Compensation Board, and a directory of additional Michigan agencies providing help to victims.
    (Last checked 07/12/99)

    VLA Shipping List
    http://www.vla.org/
    The newsletter of the Public Documents Forum of the Virginia Library Association is now available online via the Virginia Library Association web page. Choose units, then Public Documents Forum. Note: The Virginia documents newsletter is only available online.
    (Last checked 06/01/99)

    Wetlands: World In Our Backyard
    http://www.epa.gov/region01/students/teacher/world.html
    The US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 1 (New England) has made available the World in Our Backyard Website. This site provides detailed information on Wetlands. Sections are divided into chapters: Wetland Science, Wetland Types, Wetland Functions, Threats to Wetlands, Find a Wetland to Study & Adopt, A Wetland Field Study, Protect Your Wetlands, How to Adopt a Wetland, and Appendix. Furthermore, the site also contains sections specifically geared towards students (Internships, Environmental Careers Resource Guide, and Student Center) and teachers (Speakers, Curricula, Videos, Grants, and EPA's National Teacher's Page). This site is a great resource for high school as well as college students and teachers. Source: Scout Report for the Science and Engineering, March 17, 1999..
    (Last checked 03/23/99)

    Where Have All the Spacecraft Gone?
    http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.News/Where.Are.They.Now/.index.html
    Have you ever wondered what happens to spacecraft after they're launched? NASA offers some answers, as well as simulated images of spacecraft and where they are now. Not to mention live spacecraft telemetry. Source: USA Today Hot Site, March 10, 1999.
    (Last checked 04/23/99)

    White House Tapes Archive
    JFK Tapes:
    http://www.c-span.org/guide/society/jfk/
    LBJ Tapes: http://www.c-span.org/guide/society/lbj/
    C-SPAN Radio 90 presents a series of archival recordings that allow listeners to eavesdrop on presidential history. The White House Tapes Archive contains private telephone conversations released by the Presidential Libraries of former Presidents John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. The JFK Tapes includes 32 conversations recorded at the White House from September 1962 to October 1963. The tapes include discussions on the integration of the University of Mississippi, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the nuclear test ban treaty, among others. The Johnson Library has released more than 235 hours of tape, spanning from November 1963 to August 1964, with a few from 1965 to 1967. Currently, the LBJ Tapes archive contains over forty hours of 810 conversations, with additional conversations added each week. Because of the extent of the LBJ collection, C-SPAN provides a search facility allowing users to browse through eleven topics (e.g. Civil Rights Bill, The Kennedy Assassination, Vietnam) or search by keyword(s) and conversation participants. Source: Scout Report, May 14, 1999.
    (Last checked 06/01/99)

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