Gov. Shutdown Affects Some Information Services


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: limited

Agricola: down (EBSCO’s Agricola can still be searched.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: down

Bureau of Justice Statistics: available

Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited

Census (and FedStats): down down

EDGAR: available

ERIC: down (EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. Because of the shutdown, access to the full text of articles and other materials will not be available but researchers will have access to the full set of A&I records on EBSCOhost. Users going to<>  will now see ERIC listed among the other free EBSCO databases such as GreenFILE™ and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ (LISTA).

fdSys: limited

Federal Election Commission: limited

Library of Congress: limited ( and available)

MedlinePlus: limited

National Archives and Records Administration: limited

NCJRS: available

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: limited

Pubmed: limited

RegInfo: available

In light of the  uncertainties regarding government operations, we wanted to let you know that the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information <>  (OSTI) will continue to make available OSTI databases, search tools and web pages, including SciTech Connect<>  and Science Accelerator<> .  Should the situation change, OSTI will put out another announcement prior to any of our products being unavailable for any period of time.

The census web site is not functioning:

( may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted

If you are a grantee or grant applicant looking for guidance, see

Congress has not passed an appropriation for FY 2014 or a Continuing Resolution to allow Government agencies to continue normal operations. Therefore, like all Federal agencies, GPO is preparing for a Government shutdown beginning at midnight on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. During a furlough due to a Government shutdown, GPO employees can only work on activities directly related to the legislative process, and on activities for an orderly shutdown and to protect property and assets.

Effective October 1, 2013, all staff of Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) will be furloughed due to the funding lapse. GPO will not be updating,, the Catalog of Government Publications, Ben’s Guide, or be responding to askGPO questions until funding is restored. The Laurel warehouse will be closed so there will be no shipments to depository libraries.

Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services on FDsys will be limited to documents that protect life and property. The remaining collections on FDsys will not be updated and will resume after funding is restored.

USATrade Online will be shutdown starting today until further notice.

During the shutdown,  will not be updated, but the website will be available. You can also get answers to government questions by calling 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), 8 AM – 8 PM (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

Due to the lapse in government funding, PubMed is being maintained with minimal staffing. Information will be updated to the extent possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries.

Learn the status of government services during the shutdown.