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Date: Sun Jul 9 18:37:44 1995
The Library of Congress welcomes your use of its online
systems available on the Internet. Some of the Library's online
systems accept and answer Internet electronic mail about
searching and using their respective services.
Questions received that address more that one service at the
Library will be forwarded to each corresponding unit for
assistance. If your request includes a *REFERENCE QUESTION*, the
reference aspect of your request will be addressed according to
- Library staff will examine each request to determine if
the information sought is unique to the Library of Congress.
Those requiring the attention or consultation of specialized
resources in the Library's collections will be forwarded to the
appropriate area for response. Appropriate requests will be
placed within the regular flow for answering requests in as
timely a manner as possible.
- Many requests the Library of Congress receives can be
answered by local public, college or university libraries. In
these cases, we encourage you to use local libraries first for
answers to your questions or advice about other sources that can
help you. REFERENCE QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ANSWERED BY LOCAL
LIBRARIES OR REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT THE LIBRARY
OF CONGRESS DOES NOT PROVIDE WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER RESPONSE.
The following addresses are available for Library of
Congress Internet resources.
- LC MARVEL (Gopher providing information about research at
the Library of Congress and searching other Internet
resources). Access via gopher system (no port limits or
login required) or through other gophers:
( port 70 ), Library of Congress' gopher
gopher, North America
(184.108.40.206) gopher, North America
(220.127.116.11) panda, North America
(18.104.22.168) gopher, Sweden, Europe
(22.214.171.124) info, Australia
(126.96.36.199) gopher, Sweden, Europe
(188.8.131.52) gopher, Columbia, South America
(184.108.40.206) gopher, Ecuador, South America
(220.127.116.11) gopher, Japan
- LC WEB (Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page). Use
to view LC exhibits and events, digital collections and
THOMAS (Legislative Information). From the LC WEB Home
Page, connections can be made to LOCIS and LC MARVEL.
- LOCIS (Online information system including the Library's
computer catalog) using telnet.
no login required
- ANONYMOUS FTP (Contains information about LC and its
exhibits, reference guides, and digital collections)
login as anonymous; at userid, key your full email
address or the word guest
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