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Due to the federal government shutdown, many online resources administered by federal agencies are either unavailable or not being updated. This post relays information compiled by the Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
The following resources are unavailable:
- Census.gov, American FactFinder, and Fedstats
- USATradeOnline database
- Library of Congress (including many digitized collections, such as American Memory)
- Department of Agriculture
- Federal Trade Commission
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- National Park Service
- National Archives
- ERIC ED documents (Department of Education) – we recommend using the ERIC database via EBSCO on the library website to search for information
- Data.gov website
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website (Note: the National Weather Service site remains available.)
You can search “archived” versions of some government websites by using the Archive.org “Wayback Machine.” More information is provided in a post on the Internet Archive Blogs titled Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine.
The following resources are not being updated:
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Education
- Department of Energy
- Department of Healthand Human Services
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Department of the Interior
- Department of Justice
- Department of Labor
- Department of Transportation
- National Institutes of Health
- National Library of Medicine
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bureauof Labor Statistics
In addition, the Department of Defense website is available, with limited updates. The Department of State website is available and appears to be updated as of this writing. The Department of the Treasury website is available and portions of its website will continue to be updated.
Legislative information websites will continue to be updated and accessible. These include:
For more information on the status of government services, please consult:
- Government Shutdown on USA.gov
- Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How The Government Shutdown Will Work. Washington Post, September 30, 2013.
- Government Shutdown: What’s Closed, What’s Open? CNN, October 1, 2013.
- The Government Shutdown and Libraries. American Libraries, October 1, 2013.
- How a Government Shutdown Would Affect Academe. Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2013.
Many thanks to Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for compiling much of this information, as well as to the Portland State University Library for additional information.