Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Explore new ways to find legislative information on THOMAS

The THOMAS legislative information system from the Library of Congress has posted a beta version of several new features. The direct link to the features being tested is thomas.loc.gov/beta/ -- or you can click on the Explore new features link on the main page to check it out.
New capabilities being tested include:

  • Search all THOMAS databases for all congresses with one search.
  • Sort search results by document type (bills, committee reports, etc), relevance, or date.
  • Navigate and refine searches with new options on the search results and document display screens.

THOMAS includes a link to offer comments on the new features. Before doing so, be sure to read the helpful section About the New THOMAS (Beta) and--in particular--the helpful FAQs.
(This message was also posted to the SLA DGI blog; please pardon the duplication.)

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