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Government Sources for Scientific Information

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Government Sources for Scientific Information

  1. 1. GOVERNMENT SOURCES FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
  2. 2. Science.gov <ul><li>URL: http://www.science.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-departmental </li></ul><ul><li>Searches over 1,800 government science websites (more than 50 million pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers email alerts </li></ul>
  3. 3. USA.gov <ul><li>Good browse options : http://www.usa.gov </li></ul>
  4. 4. Energy Research
  5. 5. <ul><li>URL: http://www.doe.gov/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Energy Information Administration (EIA) <ul><li>Current & historical data on energy sources, prices, & consumption: http://www.eia.doe.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy outlooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information by energy source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable & alternative fuel data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Household energy use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical data goes back to about 1949 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Office of Scientific & Technical Information (OSTI) <ul><li>The mother lode: http://www.osti.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>OSTI has created lots of useful energy databases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Accelerator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Bridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldwideScience.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOE Data Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Citations Database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MARC records for Information Bridge: http://www.osti.gov/marcrecords.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Science Accelerator: http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consumer Issues <ul><li>FuelEconomy.gov: http://fueleconomy.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare cars & get gas mileage tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on hybrids & alternative fuels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FTC: http://www.ftc.gov/energysavings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home energy saving tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Home Energy Savings: http://hes.lbl.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy audit tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EnergyStar: http://www.energystar.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find energy efficient products & builders </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Energize Montana (DEQ) <ul><li>http://www.deq.mt.gov/Energy/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. DOE page on Montana <ul><li>DOE page on MT: http://www.doe.gov/Montana.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) page for MT: http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=MT </li></ul><ul><li>EIA state profile for Montana: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/state/state_energy_profiles.cfm?sid=MT </li></ul>
  12. 12. Energy Policy (Executive) <ul><li>White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/energy/ </li></ul><ul><li>BLM Energy: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/energy.1.html </li></ul><ul><li>DOE National Energy Policy: http://www.energy.gov/about/nationalenergypolicy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs: http://www.policy.energy.gov </li></ul>
  13. 13. Energy Policy (Legislative) <ul><li>Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources: http://energy.senate.gov </li></ul><ul><li>House Committee on Energy & Commerce: http://energycommerce.house.gov </li></ul><ul><li>House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Investigation into Energy Policy: http://oversight.house.gov/investigations.asp?id=118 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Environmental Research
  15. 15. Environmental Protection Agency <ul><li>EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always a good place to start for environmental topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized by topic & links to related agencies (good aggregation of info by subject) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Quick Finder” and “Browse EPA Topics often best places to start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Where you live” functions are powerful </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Climate Science Resources <ul><li>National Climatic Data Center (NCDC): http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access to detailed climate data for users from .gov, .edu, .k12, .mil, and .us domains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. Climate Change Science Program: http://www.climatescience.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key climate change reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPA : http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to policy documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on climate factors </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. U.S. Geological Survey <ul><li>Publications Warehouse: http://pubs.usgs.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core geological publications, including: Annual Reports, Bulletins, Open-File Reports, Water Supply Papers, Water-Resources Investigations Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science topics: http://www.usgs.gov/science/ </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Hazards Information: http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Wildlife Biology <ul><li>Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS): http://www.fws.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Endangered Species Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Species descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife refuges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USGS Biology Science Programs: http://biology.usgs.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>National Wildlife Research Center: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwrc/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. National Park Service <ul><li>Nature & Science: http://www.nature.nps.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terrific site with biological, geological, and general environmental information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air & water quality data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise monitoring information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific park policies (like Yellowstone winter use) are in the Management/Park Planning sections of individual national park websites. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Montana Sites <ul><li>Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.deq.mt.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Natural Resources and Conservation: http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forestry, water & land management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks : http://fwp.mt.gov </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Region 8: http://www.epa.gov/region8/ </li></ul><ul><li>FWS Mountain-Prairie Region: http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie </li></ul>
  21. 21. Health Sciences
  22. 22. Consumer-oriented information <ul><li>MedlinePlus: http://medlineplus.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer-oriented side of Medline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview information on conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical encyclopedia & dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptions of drugs, supplements, and herbal remedies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthfinder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health library describing illnesses and treatments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug interaction checker </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Nutrition & Wellness <ul><li>Nutrition.gov: http://www.nutrition.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick links to dietary guidelines & other nutrition info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health.gov: http://www.health.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal to multi-agency health initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HealthierUS: http://www.healthierus.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for nutrition, physical activity, & prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregates best practices info from several agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html </li></ul>
  24. 24. Pharmacology <ul><li>Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER): http://www.fda.gov/cder/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good resource for drug information (side effects, dosage, drug approvals & warnings) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medline Plus: http://medlineplus.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great consumer-oriented information on prescription & over-the-counter drugs and supplements </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Psychological resources <ul><li>Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): http://www.samhsa.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Applied Studies releases many publications on mental health and drug abuse topics. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Work Group (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/index.htm </li></ul>
  26. 26. Health Statistics <ul><li>National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS): http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core vital statistics (birth, disease incidence, death) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data on health care trends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SAMHSA: http://www.samhsa.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data on mental health & substance abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CDC Data & Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick links to core tools like Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System & Health, United States </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Forestry research
  28. 28. TreeSearch <ul><li>Treesearch: http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of full-text, digitized research publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search by topic or citation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 24,000 publications, & more added all the time </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. FS Info <ul><li>FS Info: http://fsinfo.fs.fed.us/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A catalog of forestry publications </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Science resources for teachers
  31. 31. Kids.gov <ul><li>URL: http://www.kids.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized by grade levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlights good government science websites for kids </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Kid-friendly sites <ul><li>Most agencies have a student-oriented site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: EPA Student Center ( http://www.epa.gov/students/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) <ul><li>FREE: http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Provide curricular materials by subject </li></ul>

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