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Government Sources for Scientific Information


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Government Sources for Scientific Information

  2. 2. <ul><li>URL: </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. <ul><li>Good browse options : </li></ul>
  4. 4. Energy Research
  5. 5. <ul><li>URL: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Energy Information Administration (EIA) <ul><li>Current & historical data on energy sources, prices, & consumption: </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: </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> </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: </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Science Accelerator: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consumer Issues <ul><li> </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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home energy saving tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Home Energy Savings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy audit tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EnergyStar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find energy efficient products & builders </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Energize Montana (DEQ) <ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. DOE page on Montana <ul><li>DOE page on MT: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) page for MT: </li></ul><ul><li>EIA state profile for Montana: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Energy Policy (Executive) <ul><li>White House: </li></ul><ul><li>BLM Energy: </li></ul><ul><li>DOE National Energy Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs: </li></ul>
  13. 13. Energy Policy (Legislative) <ul><li>Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>House Committee on Energy & Commerce: </li></ul><ul><li>House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Investigation into Energy Policy: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Environmental Research
  15. 15. Environmental Protection Agency <ul><li>EPA website: </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): </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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key climate change reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPA : </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: </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: </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Hazards Information: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Wildlife Biology <ul><li>Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS): </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: </li></ul><ul><li>National Wildlife Research Center: </li></ul>
  19. 19. National Park Service <ul><li>Nature & Science: </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: </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Natural Resources and Conservation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forestry, water & land management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks : </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Region 8: </li></ul><ul><li>FWS Mountain-Prairie Region: </li></ul>
  21. 21. Health Sciences
  22. 22. Consumer-oriented information <ul><li>MedlinePlus: </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: </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> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick links to dietary guidelines & other nutrition info </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal to multi-agency health initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HealthierUS: </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: </li></ul>
  24. 24. Pharmacology <ul><li>Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good resource for drug information (side effects, dosage, drug approvals & warnings) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medline Plus: </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): </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): </li></ul>
  26. 26. Health Statistics <ul><li>National Center for Health Statistics (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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data on mental health & substance abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CDC Data & Statistics: </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: </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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A catalog of forestry publications </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Science resources for teachers
  31. 31. <ul><li>URL: </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 ( ) </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) <ul><li>FREE: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide curricular materials by subject </li></ul>