In a March 13, 2007 article entitled “Getting Your Government Files,” US News and World Report describes several resources for access to government records via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):
For general requests:
“an easy-to-use FOI letter generator.”
For an individual’s files:
“relevant forms from the Freedom of Information Center
For open meetings and other open records:
“The Reporters Committee has a handy guide.”
Another resource related to FOIA is Governmentdocs.org, an online service that offers “an unprecedented level of access to government documents by allowing users to browse, search, and review hundreds of thousands of pages acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other public disclosure, or “sunshine,” laws.” This site collects information and records that have already been obtained and makes them available online at no cost.