October 3, 2013

Alternatives for finding government information during the shutdown.

Due to the government shutdown, some Federal government websites are unavailable. The Census Bureau and The National Center for Education Statistics are just two examples.  Thomas.gov (which will transition to Congress.gov in November 2013) is still accessible. Other sites allow some browse and search capabilities.  However, content from most Federal government websites will not be updated until government operations resume.  This includes but is not limited to:
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The CDC
  • Medline Plus
We encourage you to search our print government collection via the OCC library catalog. You can view a video on how to do this here.  The print government documents collection is housed at the OR campus library. For your convenience, items may be requested via the “Request Copy” feature in our catalog and sent to another OCC campus library.

From the OCC Library homepage, go to the Find Articles/Databases tab and select “All Databases” to access and search ERIC (Access via Ebscohost) for full text articles. Look for those labeled as Linked Full Text, HTML Full Text, or PDF Full Text. 

You may also visit any OCC campus library to view a print copy of ProQuestStatistical Abstract of the United States, call number  REF HA 202 .A52 2013

If you have questions or for other ideas, please contact an OCC Librarian

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