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Human Rights
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Native Americans
Population Reports
Poverty and Welfare
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Social Security
Specifications and Standards
Technical Reports
Technology Issues
Treaties, U.S.
War / Military History

Aeronautics and Space

[grey box] National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Digital Library
Full-text of materials. Search by year or keyword.

[grey box] National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Program
Latest and most important historical information about aerospace, aeronautics and related topics. See Quick Info Links: STI Online Catalog, also:
 [box] E-STAR (Electronic STAR)
Electronic version of Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR). January 1996 -. In .pdf format.
 [box] Technical Reports Server, NASA
Search the many different abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs.

[grey box] Scientific and Technical Information Service Multi- Database Search
Search DTIC (Defence Tech. Information Ctr), NASA (Natl. Aeronautics and Space Admin.), DODISS (Dept. of Defense Index of Specs and Standards), DOE (Dept. of Energy) databases all on one page.

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[grey box] U.S. Department of Agriculture

[grey box] AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center)
Distributed network that provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources.

[grey box] AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) Database, via National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service
Database of bibliographic records of books and journals via the National Agricultural Library et. al. Covers materials dating from the 16th century to the present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.

[grey box] Agricultural Statistics, via National Agricultural Statistics Service

[grey box] Agricultural Trade Briefing Room
General information and data on US agricultural trade with all of the countries and regions of the world. Data publications such as the US Agricultural Trade (FATUS), Agricultural Outlook, and US Agricultural Trade Balance are gathered here on a monthly or yearly basis with export and import values by commodity and country. Users will also find FATUS reference tools as well as special ERS articles covering topics such as agricultural export figures by state and the US agricultural trade's effect on the overall economy.

[grey box] Agriculture Factbook
Includes Linking Consumers and Producers, the Structure of U.S. Agriculture, the U.S. Farm Sector, Rural America, USDA, food information, Natural Resources and Environment, Marketing and Regulatory Programs, etc.

[grey box] Biotechnology: An Information Resource
Offers a wide-ranging collection of resources on biotechnology research and education. Maintained by the National Agricultural Library of the USDA.

[grey box] Census of Agriculture

[grey box] Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
Core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Includes subjects: agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science.

[grey box] National Agricultural Library
Major international source for agriculture and related information. Includes AGRICOLA, AgNIC (distributed network that provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources), etc.

[grey box] USDA Economics and Statistics System
A collaborative project between the Mann Library at Cornell University and agencies of the USDA. Contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets.

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[grey box] Agriculture 21, via Agriculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.
Data from various U.N. Agriculture Department sites.

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[grey box] U.S. Census Bureau
Click on 'Subjects A-Z' for an index to publications.

 [box] 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 [box] American FactFinder
Demographic data from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing (Summary Tape Files). See Facts About My Community, Population and Housing Facts.
 [box] Economic Census
 [box] Publications
Full-text Census publications in .pdf format. Includes Current Population Reports (click on Population link).

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[grey box] 1990 Census of Population and Housing Subject Summary Tape Files, via U. CA at Berkeley
[grey box] CensusScope: Your Portal to Census 2000 Data, via Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan
[grey box] Census Watch, via ESRI
[grey box] Historical Census Data Browser, 1790-1970, via Harvard U.

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[grey box] America's Children: Key National Indicators of Child Well-Being 2000, via Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

[grey box] Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

[grey box] Kids Count
A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States.

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Civil Rights

[grey box] American Civil Liberties Union
Using the Freedom of Information Act: A Step-By-Step Guide

[grey box] Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice

[grey box] Civil Rights Movement, Historic Places of the / We Shall Overcome
Historic properties related to the modern civil rights movement make up this National Register Travel Itinerary provided by the National Park Service.

[grey box] Civilrights.org
Includes current civil rights news, legislation, reports, U.S. civil rights organizations by state.

[grey box] Freedom of Information Act Reading Room, via U.S. Dept. of State

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[grey box] National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
 [box] Climatological Data

[grey box] Oklahoma Climatological Survey / Oklahoma Mesonet
Archives statewide weather data from a host of networks, including the National Weather Service cooperative observer network and the Oklahoma Mesonet. See Public Pages, Oklahoma Climate. Includes data by Normals & Extremes, Rainfall Update, Monthly Summaries. All OSU and OU faculty, staff and students have access to the Subscriber Pages, but an Account Request Form must be filled out and mailed or faxed to receive a user ID and password. For more information call (405) 325-2541.

[grey box] United States Climate Action Partnership

[grey box] U.S. Climate Change Science Program

OSU Library Resources:
Atlas of Oklahoma Climate
Johnson and Duchon
551.69766 J 67a, Map Rm.

Climatological Data of Stillwater, OK 1893-1980
Myers, Ok. Ag. Experiment Station
630.976608 R432 no. 821

Oklahoma Monthly Summary, 1986-94, 1997-
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
M394 C63 O415 MO55 fiche, Docs.

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Consumer Information / Public Interest

[grey box] Consumer Gateway, U.S.
One-stop link to a broad range of federal information resources for consumers available online.

[grey box] Consumer Information Center
Full-text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available.

[grey box] Federal Yellow Pages, via General Services Administration
Includes Applications/Forms, Benefits/Assistance, Consumer Information, Education, Emergency Response/Disaster Assistance, Employment/Workplace, Energy/Environment, Health, Housing, Human Services, etc.

[grey box] National Consumer Law Center
Nonprofit corporation committed to addressing the legal problems commonly faced by low-income and financially distressed families. Includes accurate and authoritative information regarding issues of debt collection abuses, home improvement frauds, usury, utility terminations, etc.

[grey box] National Institute for Literacy

[grey box] NonProfit Gateway
A central starting point to help nonprofit organizations access online Federal information and services.

[grey box] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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[grey box] Copyright, via Law Journal Extra!

[grey box] Copyright and Fair Use, via Standford U. Libraries
Electronic archive of information on copyright law which includes primary materials; current legislation, cases and issues; resources on the Internet; and overview of copyright law.

[grey box] Intellectual Property: Copyrights, via U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library

[grey box] Intellectual Property Magazine: The Magazine of Law and Policy for High Technology

[grey box] U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

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[grey box] Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

[grey box] Crime Statistics, via the White House, Social Statistics Briefing Rm.

[grey box] Criminal Justice Web Links, via Institute for Criminal Justice Studies
Extensive links to criminal justice information for professionals. Includes crime prevention, law enforcement, drugs and crime, government, law, public policy, and research and evaluation. Developed by Southwest Texas State University's Institute for Criminal Justice Studies.

[grey box] Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President

[grey box] U.S. Department of Justice
 [box] Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.
    Crime & Justice Data Online
    See Publications. Includes:
   [diamond] Indicators of School Crime and Safety
   [diamond] Drugs and Crime Facts
   [diamond] Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
 [box] Drug Enforcment Administration
 [box] Federal Bureau of Investigation
    See Crime Statistics. Includes:
   [diamond] Uniform Crime Reports (Crime in the United States).
 [box] Justice Information Center, via National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    Includes the NCJRS Abstracts Database.
 [box] Office of Justice Programs
    See Criminal Justice 2000

[grey box] Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
Maintains the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) database, which contains information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.

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[grey box] Death Penality Information Center
Nonprofit organization operating out of Washington, D.C. that prepares analytical reports for the media, the public, and Congress on issues concerning capital punishment.
[grey box] National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
A branch of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to computer-readable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. The NACJD website provides downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections free of charge.

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Defense / Military

[grey box] SearchMil.com
Access to 900,000+ military pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity.

[grey box] Scientific and Technical Information Network
Search DTIC (Defence Tech. Information Ctr) scientific and technical documents, DoD Index of Specs and Standards, R&D Descriptive Summaries, etc.

[grey box] U.S. Dept. of Defense
    Publications include:
   [diamond] Army Publications Directorate
       Includes Administrative (DA Circulars), Doctrine and Training (FM--Field Manuals)
   [diamond] Army Field Manuals, via Army Doctrine and Training Digital Library
       Select 'Field Manuals' under Type and 'Any' under School.
   [diamond] Army Electronic Technical Manuals, via Army Logistics Support Activity
       Search by Keyword for list of hits ONLY. Full-text not available.
   [diamond] Defense Almanac
       Selection of statistics and information on the organization, staff, funding, and equipment of the DOD. Composed of four sections: Organization, Money, People, and Forces & Weapons.
   [diamond] Index to Military Periodicals, via Air University Library
       Contains citations to articles in English language military journals, 1990 forward.
   [diamond] Joint Electronic Library, via Joint Chiefs of Staff
       Publications on U.S. military doctrine, preparedness, warfare strategy, etc.

 [box] Defense Technical Information Center, DISA
    To access and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technical information.

[grey box] Arms Control and Disarmament Treaties and Agreements, via U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

[grey box] The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Analysts
Published by the Federation of American Scientists Arms Sales Monitoring Project, this handbook examines the role of the U.S. in the global arms trade. According to the authors, the U.S. accounted for more than half of all weapons exports in the 1990s; the majority of these weapons went to governments considered to be non-democratic or repressive. This book guides readers through the political and policy-making processes of American arms trafficking in six self-contained chapters, each of which addresses a different theme.

[grey box] Military Education and Research Library Network
Offers the combined resources of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world. Provides access to the library catalogs at each branch of the armed forces' academies and war colleges. Also has links to the Digital National Security Archive, the Declassified Documents Reference System, and the collected papers of Admiral Richard Bates.

[grey box] Military Network
"A central site for the dissemination of information and services to members of the armed forces." Includes Military News, Records, Cemeteries, Law, etc.

[grey box] Military Personnel Records, via NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)
   · Select 'Search NAIL,' 'Standard Search.'
   · Highlight 'Military Personnel Records' under NARA Units.

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[grey box] U.S. Department of Education
 [box] National Center for Education Statistics, U.S.
  [grey box] Includes NCES Fast Facts
  [grey box] Encyclopedia of ED Stats
    Access to indicators and tables in major NCES publications, including the Digest of Education Statistics, Condition of Education, etc.

[grey box] Education Statistics, via the White House, Social Statistics Briefing Rm.

[grey box] Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), U.S. National Library of Education
A federally-funded nationwide information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education information from all sources. The data base and ERIC document collections are housed in about 3,000 locations worldwide, including most major library systems.
 [diamond Search the ERIC Database

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[grey box] Access America for Seniors: Providing Government Services Electronically
Website for seniors to conduct business with and get information from the government - all in one place.

[grey box] Administration on Aging, DHHS

[grey box] AgingStats.gov
Web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.

[grey box] The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study: Final Report
Prepared for the Administration on Aging (AOA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this report estimates that at least 500,000 older persons were abused and/or neglected, or experienced self-neglect during 1996, the study period. This, the first ever National Elder Abuse Incidence Study, also estimates that for every report of abuse or neglect, five go unreported. The site offers an Introduction, the full text of the Findings, Background, Study Design and Methods, and Conclusions.

[grey box] Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being, via Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics

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[grey box] Campaigns and Elections, via Congressional Quarterly
Election news, political directory and marketplace, etc.

[grey box] C-Span, Elected Officials
Search for votes organized by member, month or subject.

[grey box] Center for Responsive Politics
Tracks campaign contributions for every state and Congressional district in the U.S.

[grey box] Election Statistics, via Clerk of the House
Biennial election data from 1920 to 1996 in .pdf format. Data for the last three federal elections are also available as HTML files. Each file contains vote counts from every state and territory in the U.S. for congressional and presidential elections.

[grey box] Elections U.S.A.
Database of all presidential elections since 1948 plus gubernatorial and U.S. Senate election results in all 50 states. Also includes recent data.

[grey box] Electoral College, U.S., via NARA
Information and statistics on presidential elections, past and present, including historical results, relevant laws and procedures, and current electoral votes by state.

[grey box] FECInfo: The non-partisan Federal candidate campaign money page

[grey box] Federal Election Commission
Campaign finance reports and data, elections and voting information.

[grey box] Project Vote Smart
Excellent site providing information on Candidates and Elected Officials, CongressTrack, Government and Politics.

[grey box] Roll Call Online
Includes Politics, Roll Call Files, Policy Briefings, News Scoops, etc. Widely regarded as the leading source for Congressional news and information both inside the Beltway and beyond. This site is the Web version of the newspaper published on Capitol Hill since 1955.

[grey box] VoteNet: Who's Running Where

[grey box] Voting Assistance Guide

[grey box] Voting and Registration, via U.S. Census Bureau
[grey box] Includes Projections and Historical Time Series Tables.

[grey box] Washington Post Elections

[grey box] Yahoo - Elections

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Employment and Labor

[grey box] U.S. Dept. of Labor

 [box] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor
   [diamond] Most Requested Series
   [diamond] Economy at a Glance
   [diamond] Surveys & Programs (Employment & Unemployment, Prices & Living Conditions, Compensation & Working Conditions, Productivity & Technology, Employment Projections, International Programs)
   ·Publications & Research Papers Include:
   [diamond] Compensation and Working Conditions
   [diamond] Issues in Labor Statistics
   [diamond] Monthly Labor Review Online
   [diamond] Occupational Outlook Handbook
   ·Also includes: Regional Information, Other Statistical Sites.

 [box] Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Information for individuals, employers, news highlights.

 [box] Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Includes Minimum Wage information.

 [box] Occupational Information Network (O'NET), via U.S. Dept. of Labor
Information about this comprehensive database system for collecting, organizing, describing and disseminating data on job characteristics and worker attributes. Replaces Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Available at the OSU Library, Documents Dept. on CD-ROM.

[grey box] USA Jobs, via U.S. Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information. Includes current job openings, on-line application.

See also:
[grey box] Federal Jobs Central
[grey box] Federal Jobs Digest
America's #1 private source of Federal Job information since 1977.
[grey box] Federal Times, the Independent Weekly for Federal Employees
You must be a current or former federal employee with competitive status to apply for the jobs listed.
[grey box] Peacecorps

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