Today, I'm looking at the website of the Library of Congress: There are six buttons at the top of the homepage. These buttons are portals into various features of the website:

1. American Memory: US History and Culture; "American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from over 100 historical collections." (
2. Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources
3. America's Library: Log-On, Play Around, Learn Something
4. Thomas: Legislative Information; The Thomas WWW system was brough online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The Thomas system includes Bill Text, Congressional Record Text, Bill Summary and Status, the Congressional Record index and certain historical documents such as the Constitution.
5. Exhibitions: Online Galleries
6. Wiseguide: It's fun to know history

At the bottom of the page, there are four columns of grouped links:

1. FInd It...
2. Especially For...
3. Information and Services...
4. News and Events

The Library of Congress serves as the research arm of Congress. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, in terms of inventory, and it includes books, recordings, maps, photographs, manuscripts and other materials.

The Library of Congress is currently composed of three buildings located on Capitol Hill In Washington, D.C.

The Library of Congress was established by Congress in 1800. John Adams approved the first expenditure for the Library of Congress, and his successor Thomas Jefferson more clearly articulated the mission and purpose of the library. The Library of Congress is an arm of the legislative branch of the American government.


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