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Research by Subject: Alternative Government Data Sources

Government shutdown affecting research

The U.S. Federal Government shutdown is having a huge effect on the country. Libraries and researchers are not exempt from this. Many of us use government websites to gather statistical data and information for our research. As a result of the government shutdown many federal agencies, like the U.S. Census Bureau and the Library of Congress, have also shutdown their websites. This guide will help you find alternative resources that you may be able to use to seek out the information you normally would have been able to access on these government websites. Please note that this does not affect state government resources, only federal government.

If you're still confused about which services and agencies are affected by the government shutdown CNN has created a handy guide to help you wade through the information. Also, if you would like to learn more about which data sources are being affected by the shutdown the Pew Research Center had published an article to explain this further.

As always, if you need help finding resources please stop by the library or contact us and we will do our best to help you find alternative resources.

Government websites that are still available

While you can still use these websites to gather and analyze old data, please note that new or current data may no longer be published. This list is not exhaustive, but indicates websites on which library staff have been able to access data.

Library databases affected by the shutdown

See the note below each database for information on how it is affected.

Alternate resources for government data

Please note that while you may be able to find already published statistics, many agencies are no longer publishing current statistics during the shutdown.

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