Access to Government Information
Information Service (NTIS)
Our nation's largest single
central resource for government-funded scientific, technical,
engineering, and business-related
information available today. More than 600,000
information products covering over
350 subject areas from over 200 federal agencies.
WSU Libraries provides access to NTIS
from 1964 to present through Cambridge Scientific
Abstracts. Select the
NTIS database and continue to search.
Search Engines, Gateways, Portals
Official gateway to all U.S. government information. Use the
general search engine, or search
by topic, by agency, branch of
government, state government, data & statistics and more.
Launched in 1999, this niche search engine carries the bulk of
government information at
.gov and .mil domains
portal for technical reports and information generated through
and development projects.
Useful for finding unpublished papers, proceedings, and other
publications not funneled through
mainstream publication channels. Include detailed citations
with abstracts or downloadable
full-text documents. Developed by the Office of Scientific
and Technical Information (OSTI) with
collaboration from EPA, DOE, DOD and NASA.
Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
initiative, dedicated to electronic "federation" of biological data
resources. NBII provides access
to biological databases, information products, directories
and guides maintained by Federal,
state and local government agencies and organizations in
the United States and around the
world. Click on "Current Biological Issues" and GO!
interactive initiative of 17 U.S. government science organizations
within 12 agencies.
Launched December 2002.
Relevancy ranking available for query results. Free weekly
desktop alerts available.
Library (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NCTC)
Collection of electronic journals and online publications from FWS.
GPO Access is a service of the
U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free
electronic access to hundreds of
thousands of titles published by the federal government.
Links to over 200,000 titles in
full text. In addition, access is available to:
* Catalog of Government Publications (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cgp/index.html)
(January 1994-April 2005)
* Searching all legislative, executive and judicial
documents related to conservation biology.
Agricultural Library (AGRICOLA -- AGRICultural OnLine Access)
for books or articles. Book search includes books, serials,
audiovisuals, etc. The
article search includes journal
articles, book chapters, short reports, reprints. Production
catalog records began in 1970, but
the database includes materials in all formats, including printed
works from the 15th century.
Thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to full-text documents
online. Focus is on
agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant
forestry, aquaculture and fisheries,
and environmental sciences. Records continually updated.
Central Library (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
to the NOAA online library catalog, with url links to many
publications and conference
reports worldwide. Also
provides a useful list of e-journals.
Energy Information Portal
(U.S. Department of Energy)
to hundreds of websites and thousands of online documents on energy
and renewable energy.
Publications Information System (NEPIS)
Environmental Protection Agency's
database of over 7,000 full-text EPA documents from
1997 to present.
National Science Foundation
Click on "Publications" and then
choose to browse or search. Can select a publication
type (such as "reports) and/or a NSF
organization (such as "Biology").
NatureBib (National Park
a number of previously separate databases dealing with natural
resource topics like air,
deer, geology and paleontology
USDA Forest Service
One-stop site for Forest Service
research and development publications online.