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BUSINESS
Business.gov - A collection of information for a small business. What you need to know to get various permits to open a business, forms and state/local information.
Commerce Business Daily - The Commerce Business Daily (CBD) lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. Each edition contains approximately 500-1,000 notices. Each notice appears in the CBD only once. The CBD databases online via GPO Access contain notices from December 2, 1996 to January 2, 2002.
EMMA - The comprehensive source for official statements, advance refunding documents and real-time trade price information on municipal securities.
EPA Small Business Programs -The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Small Business Programs is posting updated information on their world wide web site to enhance communication with the small business community.
EDGAR - All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
Fed in Print - A comprehensive index to Federal Reserve economic research.
Standards Incorporated by Reference Database (SIBR) - The Standards Incorporated by Reference (SIBR) Database includes the voluntary consensus standards, government unique standards, private industry standards, and international standards referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and those used by U.S. Federal Government Agencies in their procurement activities.
STAT-USA/Internet - Your trusted source for federal business, trade, and economic information!
VetBiz Registry - search for business owners who are Veterans.
United States Patent & Trademark Office - For over 200 years, the basic role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution). Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans.
EDUCATION
ERIC/Educational Resources Information Center - ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added twice weekly. If available, links to full text are included.
National Student Loan Database System Student Access - The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs - The accreditation database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. Each of the postsecondary educational institutions and programs contained within the database is, or was, accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education” within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The database does not include a number of postsecondary educational institutions and programs that elect not to seek accreditation but nevertheless may provide a quality postsecondary education.
HEALTH
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
Entrez - the integrated, text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for the major databases, including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others.
Eye Health Organizatons - This tool can help you find sources of eye health-related information for the public. Many of these organizations can also refer you to resources in your local area.
Food and Nutrition Information Center - The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
Food Safety.gov - Gateway to government food safety information.
Healthfinder.gov - Your source for reliable health information.
Healthy People 2010 - DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010.
Hospital Compare - In this tool you will find information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide.
Household Products Database - Health and safety information on household products.

HRSA Find a Health Center - Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide checkups when you're well, treatment when you're sick, complete care when you're pregnant, immunizations and checkups for your children, dental care and prescription drugs for your family, mental health and substance abuse care if you need it. Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the 'Find Health Centers' button to find health centers near you.

National Health Information Center - The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Institute of Health - search health topics.
TOXNET - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health - The TEACH Web site contains summaries of scientific literature and U.S. federal regulations relevant to children’s1 environmental health. TEACH currently focuses on information that pertains to 18 chemicals of concern.
Womans Health.gov - the Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information.
MEDICINE
Drugs@FDA - Search by Drug Name, Active Ingredient, or Application Number
MedlinePlus - trusted health information for you.
Images from the History of Medicine - This system provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
PubMed - a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
HISTORY
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - National Park Service
Enforcement and Compliance History Online - Use ECHO to determine whether: Compliance inspections have been conducted by EPA or State/local governments, violations wer detected, or enforcement actions wer taken and penalties were assessed in response to environmental law violations.
History of the Federal Judiciary - The History of the Federal Judiciary portion of the Federal Judicial Center’s Web site presents basic reference information about the history of the federal courts and the judges who have served on the federal courts since 1789. It was compiled by the Federal Judicial History Office in furtherance of the Federal Judicial Center’s statutory mandate to “conduct, coordinate, and encourage programs relating to the history of the judicial branch of the United States government.”
NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons
Storm Events - Search the NCDC Storm Event database to find various types of storms recorded in your county or use other selection criteria as desired.
Veterans History Project - The Veterans History Project database honors all those military veterans and civilians who have been interviewed for the Veterans History Project, or whose personal accounts have been donated to the project. The collection is growing and the database will continuously add names as those individuals' donations are received and processed. Information contained in the database is based on participants' own reporting of their service history.
LEGAL
The ELSI Research Program Abstracts and Activities Database - The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program funds and manages projects that conduct research and education on ELSI issues.
Federal Legal Information Through Electronics - This system contains the full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions issued between 1937 and 1975.
GLIN: Global Legal Information Network - The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
United States Copyright Office - Search copyright information. Works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
AGRICOLA - The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.
Energy Citations Database - The Energy Citations Database (ECD) provides free access to over 2.3 million science research citations with continued growth through regular updates. There are over 179,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1943 forward, available via the database.
Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & InfrastructureTecnologies Program - The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell University Research and Education Programs Database is a comprehensive catalog of U.S. college and university academic departments, laboratories, and research centers that provide courses and/or conduct research in the areas of hydrogen and fuel cells. The catalog provides a profile for each program, which includes a description of each program's area(s) of research, participating faculty and research staff, courses available, and contact information. A profile for each faculty/staff member is also included. You can search the catalog by state, institution, researcher, or topic.
Information Bridge -DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format.
National Geologic Map Database - Your Geoscience resource for maps and related data about:geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology.
Nuclear Science Abstracts Database - Nuclear Science Abstracts (NSA) Database: NSA is a comprehensive collection of international nuclear science and technology literature for the period 1948 through 1976. It includes scientific and technical reports of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration and its contractors, other agencies, universities, and industrial and research organizations. It is the precursor of the Energy Science and Technology Database.
Plants Database - The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
STRBase - Serving the forensic DNA and human identity testing communities for over 10 years...These data are intended to benefit research and application of short tandem repeat DNA markers to human identity testing.
Summary of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. (1976) - The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 -- otherwise known as TSCA (pronounced TAHS-ka) -- was enacted by Congress to give EPA the ability to track the 75,000 industrial chemicals currently produced or imported into the United States. EPA repeatedly screens these chemicals and can require reporting or testing of those that may pose an environmental or human-health hazard. EPA can ban the manufacture and import of those chemicals that pose an unreasonable risk.
TRIS Online - National Transportation Library.
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ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Monitoring Data (RACER) - Have you ever wondered what chemicals or radionuclides have entered the environment from Los Alamos National Laboratory? Now you can find out online by reviewing the environmental data collected by LANL and NMED in an easily accessible format.
Environmental Science Network - This web site contains comprehensive information about the projects currently supported by ERSD, as well as information on many projects that have been completed. These research projects were formerly in either the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) or the Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP). The ERSD has unified research in the two former programs as of Fiscal Year 2006.
National Service Center for Environmental Publications - This site is EPA’s premier site for accessing EPA publications, with more than 7,000 in stock and 28,000 digital titles, free of charge! EPA’s print publications are available through the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), and EPA’s digital publications are stored in the National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) database! You can search and retrieve, download, print and/or order only EPA publications from this site.
U.S. Life-Cycle Inventory Database - This database provides a cradle-to-grave accounting of the energy and material flows into and out of the environment that are associated with producing a material, component, or assembly. It's an online storeroom of data collected on commonly used materials, products, and processes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Child Welfare Information Gateway - provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Visit often for the latest on a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
Consolidated Human Activity Database - Consolidated Human Activity Database (CHAD) contains data obtained from pre-existing human activity studies that were collected at city, state, and national levels.
GovBenefits.gov - GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - Welcome to OMIM®, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man®. OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.
Popular Baby Names - All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States after 1879. Names are restricted to cases where the year of birth, sex, State of birth (50 States and District of Columbia) are on record, and where the given name is at least 2 characters long. Many people born before 1937 never applied for a Social Security card, so their names are not included in our data. For others who did apply, our records may not show the place of birth, and again their names are not included in our data.
STATISTICS
Cancer Statistics - The SEER Program collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data in order to assemble and report estimates of cancer incidence, survival, mortality, other measures of the cancer burden, and patterns of care in the US.
Stat-USA - STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government.
MILITARY
Nationwide Gravesite Locator (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
GENERAL
GovBenefits.gov - GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Grants.gov - Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.
National Transportation Library