[Libs-Or] American Policy Directory improved and expanded

Tom Stave tstave at uoregon.edu
Fri Feb 13 13:20:39 PST 2009

The UO Libraries' Document Center announces an improved and expanded 
edition of its /American Policy Directory/ 
<http://libweb.uoregon.edu/govdocs/apd.html>. The APD is a directory of 
websites for the most prominent policy voices in US civil society: 400 
think tanks, public interest groups, and policy organizations 
representing a full spectrum of non-governmental groups that examine and 
influence American public policy. The organizations are grouped into 20 
thematic categories such as Environment, Information Policy, and Health 
& Nutrition. Each category is equipped with a Google custom search bar, 
which permits you and your patrons to search all organizations in that 
category simultaneously. (Hint: for a vigorous workout, search any 
category using the word “stimulus”.) The directory has now been enlarged 
by the inclusion of the organizations listed in /Organizations that Rate 
Members of Congress on their Voting Records/, produced by the 
Congressional Research Service. Thanks to Risa Bear and Joshua Kielas 
for their contributions to this resource.

A related resource, the /Oregon Policy Directory 
</http://libweb.uoregon.edu/govdocs/opd.html>, includes over 450 
organizations with a specific interest in public policy in Oregon.

Tom Stave

Tom Stave, Head
Document Center
University of Oregon Libraries
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
(541) 346-3060
tstave at uoregon.edu

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