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*****Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Alabama, the University of South Alabama is on restricted access to the campus.  As a result, the Marx Library is currently closed to the public until further notice.  Access to online government information is available as usual through GOVERNMENT WEBSITES,  SOUTHcat, and LIBRARY LIBGUIDES.  If you have any questions relating to government information, please email vtate@southalabama.edu.*****

 

FEDERAL & AL STATE TAX DATE POSTPONED!!

Due to the coronavirus crisis in the United States, the deadline to file and pay  federal income taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.  

Don't wait until the last day to file.  Prepare your returns early by visiting our handy guide: Gov Docs: Tax Information & Resources.  It has links to both federal and state tax information.

 

10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL

Monday, April 20th, marks the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that adversely affected the Gulf Coast region.  The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Macondo oil well drilling platform killed 11 workers, and started the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.   For resources on this topic, see:  Gov Docs: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident 2010.

 


TOPICS IN THE NEWS -- COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

As if it weren't bad enough, worrying about catching the flu during this winter season, a new virus has become the hottest topic in the news.  The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  It was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China late in 2019.  It has since spread to almost every continent in the world.  Some quick information about this disease can be found at the CDC website:

For additional resources on infectious diseases, consult our LibGuide -- Gov Docs: Infectious Diseases or visit our display Pandemic 101 available near or office on 2nd Floor South of the Marx Library.