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THOMAS gets significant new features

THOMAS, the legislative information service hosted by the Library of Congress, has announced new long-needed features and enhancements.

These include:

  • Bookmarking. Yes, it is now easy to save a permanent link to a page in THOMAS.
  • Easy sharing. The same toolbar that gives you a permanent URL, has links for sharing a page using popular sites such as Delicious, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • New RSS feed: Bills Presented to the President.
  • Top Five Bills. “The five most-searched-for bills from the past week will be listed in the center box on the right side of the homepage.” They are listed by bill number, but hovering over them gives you a name.

See the link above for the complete list of features.

(Wow. Bookmarking. What a concept for 2010!)

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