October 1, 2013

Government Shutdown?

The Federal Government shutdown that began Tuesday affects some important library resources, but most of our databases are unaffected.  Here are some resources that will be unavailable until Congress restores federal funding:

We cannot place interlibrary loan requests with federal libraries, including The Library of Congress, The National Library of Medicine, and the National Agricultural Library.

Various federal websites are shut down, including Census.gov, American Factfinder, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Data.gov, Federal Trade Commission, FedStats, International Trade Administration, and USA Trade Online.

Some federal websites are accessible but are not being updated, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Commerce.gov, Copyright.gov, and the Department of Labor website.

The public ERIC website is shut down, but the ERIC database on the EBSCO platform remains available.

Some federal websites appear to be unaffected, such as Department of Energy's osti.gov.

If you have questions about access to government resources, contact the Reference Desk at 419-289-5402 or library@ashland.edu

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