Federal websites closed due to Government shutdown.
If you are currently conducting research using government-provided statistics, reports, articles, images, or other information, you might hit some outages due to the U.S. Government shutdown. Here’s a short list of some government-based databases and websites affected by the shutdown. For more updates check at http://www.usa.gov/
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- ERIC — The Library has this important educational database supported through the federal government microfiche. You can search through the ERIC database we have listed on our list of databases for citations. However, full text is unavailable from the actual ERIC.gov site, and the direct interface at the ERIC website is completely offline at the time of this post. The friendly librarians at the Reference Desk will be able to assist you in finding these resources from other sources.
- Library of Congress – All websites associated with the Library of Congress, including the American Memory Project, catalog, and other services will be shutdown. THOMAS is the only database still currently available from the Library of Congress.
- Census.gov — Census websites are now closed, and all services associated with them. This includes American Fact Finder, Federal Statistics, and other government statistical websites.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- CDC Wonder – a comprehensive on-line public health information system of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
- FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
- National Center for Education Statistics
- National Parks Service
- USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
- United States Copyright Office
Government websites with limited functionality or limited updates
- AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research & Qaulity)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control), including National Center for Health Statistics
- HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- National Archives
- NIH (National Institutes of Health)
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- United States Forest Service
- USGS (United State Geological Survey)
Government websites with full functionality:
- THOMAS – This government website contains a fully searchable database of congressional bills and legislation. The site continues to be updated as events in Congress unfold.
- Statistical Abstracts of the United States –A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
- HealthCare.gov–This site features information for the new national health insurance program provided by Affordable Healthcare Act. The first day to sign up for the service was October 1st, and while there have been reports of glitches and crashes, the site appears to be functioning…for the moment.
- All websites and information necessary to protect lives and property.