Thursday, February 15, 2007

FGI Toolbar

The Free Government Information site now offers a toolbar, with (among others), the following features:

* Easy access to federal government publication web sites.
* Quick access to reports from the Congressional Research Service and Government Accountability Office.
* Four ways to ask government information questions online.
* Links to easy-to-understand information guides written up by documents librarians from around the country.
* A 50-state directory of Federal Depository Libraries
* Links to major Freedom of Information Act pages and written guidance on filing FOIA requests
* Easy access to all sections of the Free Government Information web site

I installed it in Firefox, and it looks very useful. The screenshot above shows what comes up when I hover over the RSS button. (practicing what I preach, the screenshot is enabled by the really cool tool FastStone Capture, discussed in a post below)