Federal data providers and the government shutdown

The temporary shutdown of the government is affecting researchers in various ways.  We will do our best to post helpful information to this blog as we acquire it.

Presently, we’re seeing that not all federal data providers are impacted equally.  Some sites, such as those supporting the work of Congress, are minimally affected, if at all.  Others are notifying users that due to the shutdown, information may not be current or updated until the shutdown is resolved.  Unfortunately, there are some resources that are not available in any capacity.

We’re very sorry for this inconvenience.  In the coming days, please let our reference librarians know what we might do to assist you to find acceptable alternatives.  You can contact us by phone, email, or in person here (http://trexler.muhlenberg.edu/research/ask-a-librarian.html).

Below is a short list of data providers and what we can currently expect to find.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: limited

Agricola: down

Bureau of Economic Analysis: down

Bureau of Justice Statistics: available

Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited

Census (and FedStats): down

Data.gov: down

EDGAR: available

EPA Envirofacts: limited

ERIC: down, but indexed content available via EBSCO database

fdSys: limited

Federal Election Commission: limited

Geospatial data via geo.data.gov: down

Library of Congress: limited (thomas.gov and beta.congress.gov available)

MedlinePlus, PubMed and other NCBI databases: limited

National Archives and Records Administration: limited

NCJRS: available

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: limited

RegInfo: available

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