Government

The following sites have come to our attention through various sources; their inclusion in this section does not indicate endorsement by Scientific Library staff.

U.S. Government

  • Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System - over 50 million historic electronic holdings of the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA).
  • American Fact Finder (U.S. Census) - access to core data sets with the ability to create maps for many key demographics.
  • CDC Wonder - CDC site designed to make locating information at CDC easier. Once you reach the site, register for a free account number and password. CDC's numeric databases include statistics on mortality, AIDS, and cancer. Text databases include CDC Prevention Guidelines, and issues of Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report dating back to 1982.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Includes CDC epidemiology and statistical information, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Congress.gov - primary gateway to legislative information. Locate bills proposed for adoption into law; search by keyword or bill number.
  • Congressional Record: Free & Commercial Resources - Compiled by the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C.
  • Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) Tool - If you are looking for labor rates for specific positions and contractors, this site from the General Services Administration (GSA) allows contracting officers and specialists to conduct research and price analysis for professional labor categories across a database of contract awarded prices for 48,000 labor categories from more than 5,000 recent GSA contracts.  It lists examples from the rate lists it searches with links to those lists providing rates that are “fully burdened”. 
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency Where You Live - Click on your state or EPA Region on the map or from a list to find information about children's health protection where you live.
  • FedStats - provides statistics and information produced by over 70 federal government agencies.
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) - FDA News; Animal Drugs; Human Drugs; Biologics (blood products, vaccines, biotechnology derived products, etc.); Cosmetics; Food; Toxicology; Medical Devices; Imports.
  • Government Publishing Office (GPO)  - free access to GPO Federal Digital System (FDSys) portal for searching government publications: Congressional Record; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; Congressional Bills; Congressional Directory; Government Manual; Economic Indicators; GAO Reports; History of Bills; Public Laws; U.S. Code; Unified Agenda; and other government documents on the same day of publication.
  • GreyNet International - GreyNet is dedication to research, publication, open access, and education in the field of grey literature.
  • Homeland Security Web Portal - links to resources regarding threats and protection, emergencies and disasters and more.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • NIH RePORTER- NIH has replaced the CRISP database with the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Expenditures and Results (RePORTER). RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of both intramural and extramural NIH-funded research projects from the past 25 years, and access publications (since 1985) and patents resulting from NIH funding.
  • Partners in Information for the Public Health Workforce - From the National Library of Medicine, a collaboration of agencies dedicated to helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.
  • Public Health Infrastructure Resource Center (PHIRC) - from the Public Health Foundation (PHF), a searchable gateway to information about the infrastructure of the public health systems.
  • Rural Health Information Hub - federally-funded, established as a free rural health and human services information portal to help rural communities access programs, funding and research.
  • Science.gov - a gateway to reliable information from an alliance of 14 scientific and technical information organizations from 10 major science agencies.
  • SciTech Connect - Connect to science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • USA.gov - a primary portal to government information on the Web, with topics including business and economy, product recalls, passport information, legislation and regulations, grants, benefits and science and technology.

State Government

  • Maryland Agency Regulations (COMAR)
  • Maryland Appellate Court Opinions
  • Maryland State Law Library - resource for Maryland Law with links to federal legal sites and documents.
  • People's Law Library - Maryland's Peoples Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, providing information on Maryland and Federal law affecting low- and moderate-income Marylanders and their families.
  • SAILOR - Maryland's Public Information Network; includes links to Maryland Codes/Statutes & Regulations as well as links to municipal codes and charters.
  • State and County Quick Facts - source of demographic data from summary profiles showing frequently requested data from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles available at the national, state, and county level with links to more detailed census resources.