Location

Atlanta, GA

Event Website

http://www.iclega.org/programs/9798.html

Start Date

1-2-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

1-2-2018 9:45 AM

Description

When searching for federal government materials and federal law on the web, researchers are more likely to encounter an overabundance of information than a lack thereof. Fortunately, free federal government and non-government sites have made great strides in improving accessibility to these materials through better organization and finding tools.

This paper directs researchers to both official and unofficial free sites providing access to federal government materials, including federal law. These sites are an alternative to fee-based services, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg BNA and FastCase, although most do not contain all of the bells and whistles that these commercial services offer. However, in addition to being free, these sites continue to improve their functionality, and some offer features not available in the most expensive of commercial services.

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From the Capitol to the West Wing: Making the Most of Federal Law and U.S. Government Information on the Web

Atlanta, GA

When searching for federal government materials and federal law on the web, researchers are more likely to encounter an overabundance of information than a lack thereof. Fortunately, free federal government and non-government sites have made great strides in improving accessibility to these materials through better organization and finding tools.

This paper directs researchers to both official and unofficial free sites providing access to federal government materials, including federal law. These sites are an alternative to fee-based services, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg BNA and FastCase, although most do not contain all of the bells and whistles that these commercial services offer. However, in addition to being free, these sites continue to improve their functionality, and some offer features not available in the most expensive of commercial services.

http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cle/2018/schedule/2