Fed Shutdown Affects Library Databases

Some online research databases will be affected by the shutdown of the Federal Government.

ERIC documents are temporarily unavailable.  The shutdown affects only the ERIC documents (reports, conference proceedings, etc.) hosted on the eric.ed.gov site.  Journal articles indexed in ERIC are still accessible through the library ERIC database.

The shutdown also affects several federal websites, such as the Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics.  

The PubMed database is still available, but the updates will be slower.  

The sites will be restored to full functionality when a federal resolution to provide funding has been enacted.

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  1. For those needing demographic data, such as the kind found on Census.gov or American FactFinder, here is an alternative for the next couple of weeks:

    Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team have opened up access to Social Explorer: http://www.socialexplorer.com/ which is a US Census demographics website, for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.

    For access to Social Explorer, simply email onlinereference@oup.com to request a username and password. Here is the blog post on the Social Explorer web site: http://www.socialexplorer.com/blog/post/special-social-explorer-offer-during-the-government-shutdown-2729

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