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Saturday, November 19, 2005

THOMAS Adds New Features to Aid Using Congressional Web Site

Some great new features have been added to THOMAS, the official web site of the Library of Congress, including:

* A revised home page to increase visual appeal.
* A left-side menu for quick access to major sections of the site.
* The ability to "browse" legislation by sponsor from the THOMAS home page.
* Links in presidential nomination records to Senate hearings.
* Links to related Library of Congress resources, such as the Law Library.
* Webcasts of public-affairs lectures and other events held at the Library.
* Links to the full text of treaties from treaty records.

THOMAS has been getting a new look and redesign to make it more accessible. This ought to be one of the Internet's most visited sites and these new features are a step toward making that a reality.