Recent helpful books on Your Rights and the Law which may be available at the public library include:
Consumer Rights Law, 2nd Edition (Published in 2008)
Credit Card and The Law, 3rd Edition (Published in 2007)
Your Rights As A Tenant, (Published in 2007)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes many government reports and publications which are available to the public at the GAO website at http://www.gao.gov .
Freedom of Information Act: Agencies are making progress....... (March 2008) can be found at: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08344.pdf
Personal Information: Key Federal Privacy Laws Do Not Require Information Resellers to Safeguard All Sensitive Data (June 2006) can be found at: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06674.pdf
These and many other reports are located at the U.S. Government Accountability Office website.
At the website you can also search for information on various topics:
If you are interested in gardening, houseplants, etc., InfoSource, a web site of the University of Wisconsin Extension is an easily accessible source of information. Visit this site at: http://infosource.uwex.edu/ . There are a number of categories to from which to choose.. Click on Garden & Landscape and scroll down to your area of interest. For Example: Under "houseplants" you can find information on cactus, containers, light, watering, etc.
"The Wall Street Journal complete identity theft guidebook: how to protect yourself from the most pervasive crime in America" is a 2007 book. It is written by Terri Cullen.
The book includes information on:
The book may be available at your public library.
"Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality" is a 2003 book written by Jacqueline V. Switzer. The book covers a wide variety of topics.
For example, one of the chapters, "Status Report on Equality" includes:
Attitudes and Public Opinion
Barriers to Independence
This book may be available at your public library.
Libraries can be a source of information on Social Security Disability Benefits.
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits. (2006) --David A. Morton. The book covers a lot of information--from applying for disability benefits to appealing a denial of benefits. It also contains a "Glossary of Bureaucratic Terms."
The Wisconsin State Legislature Home Page contains information such as:
-- a searchable database
-- 2007-2009 WI Budget Bill
-- committee schedules
-- text and histories of legislative proposals, which provide details on progress of a bill
-- access to WI Legislative Spotlight, which includes weekly information on recently introduced proposals, etc.
Home page: http://www.legis.state.wi.us
Information on Medicaid can be found at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidEligibility/01_overview.asp
Are you looking for information on Government programs?
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) "identifies and describes specific government opportunities..." "Programs in the Catalog provide a wide range of benefits and services, which have been grouped into 20 basic functional categories, and 176 subcategories that identify specific areas of interest."
These categories include:
Income Security and Social Services
To view the catalog go to:
The page that comes up has two columns. The first column, "browse the catalog," gives 10 ways to browse.
--alphabetically by program title
--by type of assistance
For example: Department of Education (146 programs)
If your local library system does not own a book you are looking for, they may have inter library loan service through which your library may be able to get the book from another library system. Through inter library loan, your library can request a book from other public library systems, university libraries, medical college libraries, etc. Be aware that not all states may have this service. Inquire at your local library to check if it is available.
In Wisconsin you can access WISCAT to find out which
library owns the book you are looking for.
Ask your local library to request the book and they will notify you when they receive it.
Depending on the availability of the item it may take awhile to get it.
Example: In Wisconsin to locate libraries that own the book, access Wiscat through the Milwaukee Public Library Home Page:
Go to http://www.mpl.org.
Choose a Database.
A menu appears for you to select your community.
Badgerlink will appear.
Click on begin.
Type in: accessible gardening.
List of titles appear.
Click on the title you wish to request.
A l ist of libraries which own the book will appear.
Ask your library to order the book through inter library loan.
Some local libraries - not all - provide on-line access to magazines and newspapers. Some offer full text, others do not. Some will allow remote access only to local card holders. Libraries may have different ways of accessing this information.
At a library you may start at the library's home page.
Click in the following order:
Magazines and Journals
EBSCO Host Web (or other listed source)
Choose a database.
Make your selection from the list.
Text should appear.
From your home you can:
-request books, movies, music, audio books, etc.
-be notified when the requested materials are available.
-pick up the available material within a specific number of days which is determined by the library.
You can search by:
-Author, Composer, Artist
You can also renew books online if there are not any holds on them.Call your local library for further information.
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