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Government Resources: Archive

This page archives lists of resources previously highlighted on the Government Resources homepage.

Resources about the Federal Government Shutdown, October 2013

UPDATE: Services restored Thursday, October 17.

Some federal government websites and databases are completely unavailable, but others have banners posted about limited support and lack of updating. The following sites are down or almost completely down:

  • AGRICOLA database - see the UCF Library's subscription access to AGRICOLA via ProQuest
  • American FactFinder database - see the UCF Library's subscriptions to Social Explorer and DemographicsNow
  • BEA - Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • CDC Wonder
  • ERIC -- see the UCF Library's subscription access to ERIC via EBSCOhost
  • Library of Congress (except and are available)
    - update: access restored to all Library of Congress sites 10/3/13
  • National Park Service (
  • NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
  • USATrade Online
  • USDA -- Dept of Agriculture
  • USGS

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) will be updated, with Congressional and Federal Register information only.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics site is available for archived information, but is not being updated with new data.

Toll-free: 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) for answers to government questions. This phone number will continue to operate during the government shutdown, 8 AM - 8 PM Monday through Friday (Eastern Time).

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago on August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people marched to the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where they heard Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous
"I Have a Dream" speech. The speech gave an impassioned voice to the demands
of the U.S. civil rights movement: equal rights and justice for all citizens.