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Government Information Sources

Scientific and Technical Indexes, Databases, and Select Resources

Frequently used U.S. Government science/technology databases:

Agricola - Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.

Energy Citations Database (1948-Present)  -  Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of
Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to improve access to Departmental and predecessor agencies.

Homeland Security Digital Library - Collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and
organizational management. NOTE: Access Restricted to Missouri S&T IP-ranges.

NASA Technical Reports Server - Citations and some full-text of technical reports from NASA and its predecessors.

National Environmental Publications Information System - EPA's premiere publications resource. More
than 26,000 digital titles are available to search and retrieve, download, print and/or order.

NTIS  - U.S. Government's central source for scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information.
Searchable from 1964-present.

PubMed - Includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical
articles back to the 1950s.

Public STINET (Defense Technical Information Center - DTIC)  - Provides limited, public access to scientific and
technical information within the Defense Technical Information Center's (DTIC) Technical Reports collection. 

Science.gov  -  Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative science information
provided by U.S. government agencies.

TOXNET  -  Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

U.S.G.S. Library Catalog  -  Contains over 325,000 records for materials that have been added to the library since
1975. All USGS publications produced since 1879 are in this catalog. Also try the USGS Publications Warehouse for
full-text of over 40,000 publications.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Patent Search)  - Official U.S. patent database.  


Additional Indexes, Databases, and Resources Organized by U.S. Government Department/Agency

Department of Agriculture
     AGRICOLA  -  Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.
    Agriculture Network Information Center
    Index to USDA Technical Bulletins

Department of Commerce
    NTIS Database (1964-present) - U.S. Government's central source for scientific, technical, engineering,
    and related business information.
     Bureau of Mines Publications and Journal Articles  (1990-1996). Missouri S&T has a print indexes covering
    Bureau of Mines publications from 1910-1995 on the 3rd Floor in government docs: SuDoc number I28.5:

Department of Defense
    Public STINET
- Provides access to citations of unclassified unlimited documents entered into Defense Technical
    Information Center's Technical Reports Collection, as well as the full-text of many of these documents.
    STINET DoD Specifications - MIL specifications with some full-text.

Department of Energy
     Energy Citations Database  (1948-present) - D eveloped by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of
    Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to improve access to Departmental and predecessor agencies.
     EnergyFiles  -  Virtual library of over 500 science and technology databases and Web sites. Maintained by DOE.
     E-Print Network - Created by DOE to facilitate sharing of electronic scientific and technical information created by
    scientists and research engineers. Contains approximately 590,000 pdfs residing on several websites.
    DOE Information Bridge - Citations and some full-text of technical reports from the DOE and its contractors.
     DOE OpenNet - Collection of recently declassified DOE documents, including information declassified in response
    to Freedom of Information Act requests.
     DOE Technical Standards Program  -  Department of Energy's portal to technical standards.
 
Environmental Protection Agency
    National Environmental Publications Information System - EPA's premiere publications resource. More
    than 7,000 in stock and 26,000 digital titles are available to search and retrieve, download, print and/or order
    from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).
    Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)  - EPA database containing information on toxic chemical releases and other waste
    management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities.
    

Library of Congress
     Congressional Research Service Reports - Website maintained by the National Council for Science and the Environment
    for reports prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for the U.S. Congress. CRS reports are reviewed for
    accuracy and objectivity, contain accessible, nontechnical language.
    Science Reference Guides - Guides to web resources prepared by the Science Reference Section of the Library
    of Congress, including Science Tracer Bullets.

NASA
    NASA Technical reports Server
    Marshall Technical Reports Server
    NASA Astrophysics Data System - Hosted and Maintained by Smithsonian
    NASA Image eXchange (NIX)
    NStars - Hosted and maintained by Northern Arizona University
    Scientific and Technology Aerospace Reports (STAR)
    Selected Current Aerospace Notices (SCAN) - A free announcement service listing the latest aerospace related
    scientific and technical information. 


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
     NIST Data Gateway
     NIST Physical Reference Data
    NIST Chemistry WebBook
     NIST Science and Technology Database
    
National Library of Medicine
     PubMed
    TOXNET

National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Science and Engineering Statistics

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
     Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
     U.S.G.S. Library Catalog -  Contains over 325,000 records for materials that have been added to
    the library since 1975. All USGS publications produced since 1879 are in this catalog.
     USGS Publications Warehouse - Full-text of over 40,000 USGS publications.
    USGS Publications - At the Missouri S&T Library or on the Web            


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