Uri Toch College of Lake County [email_address] Steven Jablonski Skokie Public Library [email_address] Gotta Love Dot Gov!
Why Use Dot Gov  Web Sites? <ul><ul><li>Reliable/Trustworthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Us...
Dot Gov Drawbacks <ul><ul><li>Duplicated and Divided Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Public Awareness   </l...
Major Portals <ul><ul><li>USA.gov  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.usa.gov   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois.g...
Most Popular Topics on USA.gov <ul><ul><li>Benefits and Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Consumer Concerns <ul><ul><li>Consumer Action Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.consumeraction.gov   </li></ul></...
Consumer Complaints <ul><ul><li>Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illin...
Dangerous Products <ul><ul><li>Recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FoodSafet...
Save Energy <ul><ul><li>EnergySavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.energysavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuelec...
Be Alert for Fraud <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Phone Fraud Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/phonefraud   </li></ul></ul><...
Identity Theft <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Identity Theft Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/idtheft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Managing Money <ul><ul><li>MyMoney.gov  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.mymoney.gov   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I...
Banks & Foreclosures <ul><ul><li>Helpwithmybank.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.helpwithmybank.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul...
Help for Job Seekers  <ul><ul><li>CareerOneStop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careeronestop.org   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Get a Government Job  <ul><ul><li>USAjobs.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.usajobs.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work...
Assistance Portals <ul><ul><li>Healthcare.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthcare.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E...
Federal Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>GovBenefits.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.govbenefits.gov   </li></ul></u...
Illinois Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>Illinois Department of Human Services  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dhs.sta...
International Travel <ul><ul><li>CDC Travelers Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cdc.gov/travel   </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Post Office  <ul><ul><li>Postal Services Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usps.whitepages.com/post_office   </li></ul></...
Statistics  <ul><ul><li>FedStats  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.fedstats.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census B...
Medical Information <ul><ul><li>Healthfinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthfinder.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Me...
Scientific Docs & Data  <ul><ul><li>Science.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.science.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Dot Gov and Library Service <ul><li>Great teaching tools </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the &quot;hidden web&quot;   </li></u...
Dot Gov and Library Service <ul><li>Expand all collections  </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient reference </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Towards the Future <ul><ul><li>Responsive, transparent websites (Web 1.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now Web 2.0 (video, a...
Towards the Future <ul><ul><li>Web as access point with public   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More online services   </li></...
Keeping Up with  Dot Gov <ul><ul><li>Gov Gab Blog   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog.usa.gov   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>...
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  •   Government using private software, for example,   THOMAS is a joint project between the Library and the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the University of Massachusetts. The CIIR is an NSF-funded consortiuminvolvingthe university, the State ofMassachusetts, and both business and government partners.
  •   Government using private software, for example,   THOMAS is a joint project between the Library and the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the University of Massachusetts. The CIIR is an NSF-funded consortiuminvolvingthe university, the State ofMassachusetts, and both business and government partners.
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    1. 1. Uri Toch College of Lake County [email_address] Steven Jablonski Skokie Public Library [email_address] Gotta Love Dot Gov!
    2. 2. Why Use Dot Gov Web Sites? <ul><ul><li>Reliable/Trustworthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to vast government information (digital libraries) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Dot Gov Drawbacks <ul><ul><li>Duplicated and Divided Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Public Awareness </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Major Portals <ul><ul><li>USA.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.usa.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinois.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Most Popular Topics on USA.gov <ul><ul><li>Benefits and Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying from the Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration and Naturalization </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Consumer Concerns <ul><ul><li>Consumer Action Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.consumeraction.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Consumer Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov /consumer </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Consumer Complaints <ul><ul><li>Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov /consumers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTC’s File a Complaint www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Dangerous Products <ul><ul><li>Recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FoodSafety.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.foodsafety.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Save Energy <ul><ul><li>EnergySavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.energysavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fueleconomy.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.fueleconomy.gov </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Be Alert for Fraud <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Phone Fraud Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/phonefraud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OnGuard Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.onguardonline.gov </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Identity Theft <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Identity Theft Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/idtheft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Attorney General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Theft Hotline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/hotline.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Managing Money <ul><ul><li>MyMoney.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.mymoney.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investor.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.investor.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Banks & Foreclosures <ul><ul><li>Helpwithmybank.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.helpwithmybank.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HUD Foreclosure Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hud.gov/foreclosure </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Help for Job Seekers <ul><ul><li>CareerOneStop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careeronestop.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois workNet Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisworknet.com </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Get a Government Job <ul><ul><li>USAjobs.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.usajobs.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work 4 Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work.illinois.gov </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Assistance Portals <ul><ul><li>Healthcare.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthcare.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eldercare Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.eldercare.gov </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Federal Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>GovBenefits.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.govbenefits.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GovLoans.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.govloans.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Illinois Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>Illinois Department of Human Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dhs.state.il.us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Health & Wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinois.gov/health </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. International Travel <ul><ul><li>CDC Travelers Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cdc.gov/travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of State International Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>travel.state.gov /travel </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Post Office <ul><ul><li>Postal Services Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usps.whitepages.com/post_office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postage Price Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>postcalc.usps.gov </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Statistics <ul><ul><li>FedStats  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.fedstats.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census Bureau    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.census.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    22. 22. Medical Information <ul><ul><li>Healthfinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthfinder.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.medlineplus.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
    23. 23. Scientific Docs & Data <ul><ul><li>Science.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.science.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data.gov      </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.data.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
    24. 24. Dot Gov and Library Service <ul><li>Great teaching tools </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the &quot;hidden web&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.census.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.science.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    25. 25. Dot Gov and Library Service <ul><li>Expand all collections </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient reference </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  www.irs.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.statelocalgov.net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    26. 26. Towards the Future <ul><ul><li>Responsive, transparent websites (Web 1.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now Web 2.0 (video, audio, blogs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  whitehouse.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  thomas.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Towards the Future <ul><ul><li>Web as access point with public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More online services  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More agency collaboration </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Keeping Up with  Dot Gov <ul><ul><li>Gov Gab Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog.usa.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds from USA.gov   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.usa.gov/rss/index.shtml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA.gov E-mail Updates www.usa.gov/Contact/E-mail-subscriptions.shtml </li></ul></ul>
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