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How to Access the Federal Government on the Internet
Fourth Edition, December 1998
ISBN 1-56802-387-1
Paperback, 328 pages, list price $29.95

A wealth of federal government information is available for free on the Internet, but accessing it can be a daunting task. This new fourth edition, which has been completely revised, updated, and expanded, describes more than 900 Internet sites and other resources. It's especially strong in listings for federal mailing lists, which are difficult to track down.

The book describes how to access bills being considered by Congress, lists of federal job openings in the United States and overseas, federal income tax forms, electronic card catalogs at numerous federal libraries, the Commerce Business Daily, thousands of federal health publications, information about financial aid for college students, hundreds of comet images, databases about aviation accidents and incidents, oral arguments from historic Supreme Court cases, information about traveling to foreign countries, a daily newsletter about events in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and much, much more.

The site listings are divided into 21 chapters by subject, and the book also includes an extensive index to help you quickly find what you're seeking.

There are three ways to buy this book:

1. Call the publisher, Congressional Quarterly Books, toll-free at 1-800-638-1710 (call 202-822-1475 if you're in the Washington, D.C., area). Customer service representatives are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

2. Place an order online at an Internet bookstore such as

3. Order it from your local bookstore.

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