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
Bureau of Economic Analysis: down
Bureau of Justice Statistics: available
Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited
Census (and FedStats): down
EPA Envirofacts: limited
ERIC: down, but indexed content available via EBSCO database
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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: limited