May 6, 2021

New Research Tools: Congress.gov Announces Beta Launch of Experimental Chrome Browser Extension

Note: infoDOCKET applauds LC for providing this resource. We look forward to further development.

From Congress.gov:

Have you ever found yourself reading a news story about legislation, and wished that you could quickly discover the primary source that the article discusses?

With that use case in mind, we are excited to bring you an experimental, open source Google Chrome browser extension that will provide you with enhanced access to Congress.gov from third-party webpages, such as news sites.

The extension was created by Syed Tanveer, an intern at the Library of Congress, and it does two things.

1. The extension also allows you to highlight text and export it to search against a Congress.gov collection of your choice. For example, you could highlight “John McCain” in a news story, click the “c” in the top, right-hand corner of your browser, and then search that text in the members profile page collection in Congress.gov.

2. The extension also allows you to highlight text and export it to search against a Congress.gov collection of your choice. For example, you could highlight “John McCain” in a news story, click the “c” in the top, right-hand corner of your browser, and then search that text in the members profile page collection in Congress.gov.

Learn More, View Screenshots in the Complete Announcement

Learn More/Download Extension (via LC Labs)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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