Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Gov docs recombined

1,362 views

Published on

Government Internet Resources
CLE Presentation June 2011

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Gov docs recombined

  1. 1. Government Internet Resources:Federal, State & Local<br />Elizabeth Geesey Holmes, M.A., M.S.L.I.S.<br />Law Librarian<br />Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP<br />
  2. 2. Back to the Invisible Web?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  3. 3. What’s out there, how to tell whether something is a government site, and a few words on one specialized search engine.<br />Introduction<br />
  4. 4. What’s out there: Federal?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  5. 5. What’s out there: State?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  6. 6. Is it a Government site?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Government: Whitehouse.gov<br />Commercial: Whitehouse.com<br />
  7. 7. Specialized Search Engines<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />R.I.P. Google’s Uncle Sam<br />Use the BING powered search at USA.gov <br />
  8. 8. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Limit search by jurisdiction<br />
  9. 9. Federal Legislation<br />
  10. 10. U.S. Constitution<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />GPO Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/<br />FindLawhttp://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution<br />
  11. 11. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  12. 12. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  13. 13. ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  14. 14. U.S. Code<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Office of the Law Revision Counsel http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml<br />Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/<br />FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />OLRC version<br />Cornell version of US Code. Same text/data as the OLRC site, but with value added formatting<br />
  17. 17. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  18. 18. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Click here to follow<br />
  19. 19. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  20. 20. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  21. 21. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Notice the blue hotlinks to those sections of the Public Law or Statutes at Large<br />
  22. 22. ©El<br />Hyperlinks to other code sections in blue<br />Note box below<br />When you see this symbol click on it to set up an RSS update.<br />
  23. 23. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Chose which year<br />to browse or search<br />Link to Classification Tables<br />
  24. 24. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  25. 25. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  26. 26. Bills and Public Laws<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Thomas – U.S. Public Lawshttp://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?&n=PublicLaws<br />FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/<br />
  27. 27. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  28. 28. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />To Search by Keyword click on Advanced Search<br />To Search by Citation click on Retrieve by Citation<br />To Browse the Public Laws click on the link in the box above<br />Main FDsyspage: http://http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Tracking Current Federal Legislation<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Thomas <br />http://thomas.loc.gov/<br />FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=BILLS<br />U.S House and Senate<br />http://www.house.gov/ and http://www.senate.gov/<br />FedNet<br />http://www.fednet.net/<br />GovTrack<br />http://www.govtrack.us/<br />
  31. 31. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  32. 32. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  33. 33.
  34. 34.
  35. 35. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  36. 36. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  37. 37. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search<br />Coverage<br />Updates<br />
  38. 38. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  39. 39. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  40. 40. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  41. 41. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  42. 42. Legislative History<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Hard to find compiled legislative histories <br />Special interest groups compile legislative histories for legislation of interest to their constitutents<br />Therefore, it is worth searching using the official or popular name of the statute<br />Usually have to compile your own legislative history<br />FD sys has the Congressional Record and other Congressional documents<br />
  43. 43. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  44. 44. Federal Executive Materials<br />
  45. 45. Presidential Documents <br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Office of Management and Budget http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/<br />Executive Order Disposition Table http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html<br />Presidency Project http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php<br />
  46. 46. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  47. 47. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  48. 48. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  49. 49. Federal Regulations<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Code of Federal Regulations<br />GPO Access – eCFR: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/<br />Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/cfr/<br />FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR<br />Federal Register<br />FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR<br />Regulations Process<br />RegInfo.gov : http://www.reginfo.gov/public/<br />Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov/<br />
  50. 50. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Screen capture from June 18, 2011<br />
  51. 51. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  52. 52. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  53. 53. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />“More” page<br />
  54. 54. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  55. 55. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  56. 56. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  57. 57. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  58. 58. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  59. 59. Federal Government Agencies<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />USA.gov: http://www.usa.gov/<br />Library of Congress - Official Executive Branch Websites: http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/fedgov.html<br />GovSpot: http://www.govspot.com/executive/<br />
  60. 60. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  61. 61. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  62. 62. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  63. 63. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  64. 64. Federal Judicial Materials<br />
  65. 65. Finding Courts & Court Decisions<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Find and go to the Court’s Website<br />The Federal Judiciary Home Page - Court Links: http://www.uscourts.gov/courtlinks/<br />Use a Law Portal<br />The Public Library of Law: http://www.plol.org/<br />Justia: http://www.justia.com/courts/<br />
  66. 66. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  67. 67. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Click here to set up an RSS feed<br />Various search options<br />
  68. 68. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Court Rules also available here<br />Select all Jurisdictions or go to Advanced Search to limit by jurisdiction<br />Set up RSS feeds<br />
  69. 69. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Link to a Free Document<br />Link to a for fee document on FASTCASE<br />
  70. 70. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  71. 71. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  72. 72. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Ways to share the case<br />Justia.com Summary<br />PDF from US Reports<br />
  73. 73. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  74. 74. Federal Court Rules, Forms & Dockets<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/<br />LLRX: http://www.llrx.com/courtrules/<br />Justia: http://dockets.justia.com/<br />
  75. 75. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Table of Contents<br />
  76. 76. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  77. 77. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  78. 78. State and Local Legal Materials<br />
  79. 79. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />USA.gov – State Government, and Local Government pages: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml<br />Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/<br />Justia:http://law.justia.com/<br />GODORT State Agency Databases: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases<br />
  80. 80. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  81. 81. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  82. 82. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  83. 83. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  84. 84. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  85. 85. http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Rhode_Island<br />
  86. 86. Rhode Island Government Info<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  87. 87. State and Local Legislative Information<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />State of Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/<br />Secretary of State’s Office -- State Library: http://sos.ri.gov/library/<br />Secretary of State’s Office -- Cities and Towns: http://www.sec.state.ri.us/govtracker/index.php?page=IdxMuni<br />City of Providence: http://www.providenceri.com/<br />Municode(http://www.municode.com/<br />E-codes—Municipal Codes on the Internet: http://www.generalcode.com/webcode2.html<br />
  88. 88. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Legislator Information<br />
  89. 89. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  90. 90. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  91. 91. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search options<br />Links to town websites<br />
  92. 92. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  93. 93. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  94. 94. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  95. 95. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  96. 96. State and local executive branch information: regulations and agencies<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />RI.gov – Agencies A-Z: http://ri.gov/guide/<br />RI Secretary of State – Departments and Agencies: http://www.sec.state.ri.us/govtracker/index.php?page=IdxDeptAgency<br />RI Secretary of State – Rules & Regulations Database: http://www.sec.state.ri.us/rules/<br />
  97. 97. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  98. 98. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  99. 99. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Click to set up an RSS feed<br />Info on the regulation and a link to the text<br />
  100. 100. State and Local Judicial Information<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Judiciary of Rhode Island: http://www.courts.ri.gov/<br />State forms <br />Judiciary of Rhode Island – Forms page: http://www.courts.ri.gov/publicresources/forms/default.aspx<br />Secretary of State – Probate Forms: http://sos.ri.gov/library/probate/<br />Rhode Island Division of Taxation http://www.tax.ri.gov/taxforms/<br />
  101. 101. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Courts<br />Quick Links<br />
  102. 102. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Link to the Forms page<br />Click here for Opinions<br />
  103. 103. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  104. 104. Conclusion<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  105. 105. egh@psh.com ■ 401-861-8200<br />EGHresearch@gmail.com ■ 706-224-1732<br />http://ElizabethGeeseyHolmes.com<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethgeeseyholmes<br />Twitter: bethgholmes<br />Contact Information<br />
  106. 106. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  107. 107. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  108. 108. ©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Click here for Court of Appeals Information<br />Browse District of RI Opinions<br />

×