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           Internet Sources of Government Information

                           2nd Edition
                        February 26, 1994

Contents (part 1)

1. Foreword (B.Gumprecht)
2. Reference Resources
3. General Resources, Humanities and Social Sciences
4. General Resources, Physical and Applied Sciences
5. Aerospace
6. Agriculture
7. Astronomy
8. Biology
9. Chemistry
10. Communications and Information Technology
11. Computer Science
12. Criminal Justice
13. Economics and Business
14. Education

(part 2)

15. Environment and Ecology
16. Geography
17. Geology and Earth Sciences
18. Health and Medicine
19. History
20. Intellectual Property
21. Mathematics and Statistics
22. Military
23. Physics
24. Political Science, Law and Government, Federal
25. Political Science, Law and Government, International
26. Political Science, Law and Government, State and Local
27. Sociology
28. Weather and Climate


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1.

           Internet Sources of Government Information

                           2nd Edition
                        February 26, 1994

                       By Blake Gumprecht
             Documents Librarian, Temple University

Internet users can now access hundreds of sources of current
government information from around the world -- Census data,
Supreme Court decisions, world health statistics, company
financial reports, weather forecasts, United Nations information,
daily White House press briefings and much more. The Internet has
become a rich resource for government information, in part
because works produced by many government agencies are not
eligible for copyright protection.

So, while government agencies have been criticized for not making
more information available online, enterprising individuals and
organizations have themselves made a wealth of sources available
via the network. A growing number of government agencies too are
beginning to establish systems that can be accessed remotely. You
can now e-mail the President, and enactment by Congress last year
of the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access
Improvement Act assures the U.S. government's role in
distributing information electronically will increase. A variety
of other proposals suggest that in the future, more and more
information produced by state, local and international
governmental organizations will also be available online,
sometimes exclusively.

In many cases, there are significant advantages to the sources
accessible online over what can be found in the library or via
other means. Internet resources are often more up-to-date than
their paper counterparts. Frequently they can be searched by
keyword. Sometimes they provide information simply not available
in more traditional formats. A word of warning is necessary,
though. Internet resources are constantly changing. What is
available one minute may not be available the next. System
addresses, source directories and file names are often changed
without notice. Sometimes a remote system may be temporarily
unavailable.

This is the second edition of a guide to Internet sources of
government information originally created for the students,
faculty and staff of Temple University. The second edition
includes more than 325 sources, two-thirds of which were not
listed in the first edition. The sources listed are intended to
provide the simplest and clearest route known to the information
described. The preferred source is often a Gopher source because
of the ease of using the Gopher software. Often, however, there
are several sources for the same information. Some may allow more
sophisticated file manipulation. Frequently files can be
downloaded to your personal computer using a feature known as
file transfer protocol (FTP).

When the source listed is a Gopher source, the instructions
assume users can escape the local Gopher menu structure to
connect directly to a remote Gopher. This can normally be done by
issuing the Gopher command in combination with a remote system
address from your system's ready prompt. Contact your local
systems administrator if this doesn't work. Many files accessible
via Gopher are also available using a Telnet command, but don't
assume a Gopher source can be accessed via Telnet. Telnet sources
usually require an account or password and are sometimes not
intended for outside use.

The second edition of this guide includes a few changes from the
first. Because the new edition features many more sources than
the first, sources in this edition are arranged by subject rather
than alphabetically. Each source is listed in only one subject
category. Sources that include information about a wide variety
of subjects are usually included in one of three general
categories that begin the list. Additional access points have
also been added for many sources. Often in the first edition only
a single access point was provided, typically a Gopher source. I
now realize some Internet users do not have direct Gopher access,
so I have supplied Telnet addresses when known. Instructions for
retrieving files via FTP are generally not provided unless the
information is otherwise unavailable. System addresses, source
directories and file names for all sources have been verified at
least twice. I have added in parenthesis the date I last accessed
the source using the information provided.

The "path" listed is the "address" of the remote computer system
where the information described can be found, along with the
steps a user must take to locate the particular directory or file
that contains the information. Slashes in the path separate
commands, steps, or levels in a menu or file hierarchy.
The first part of any path is a command statement that must be
executed to access the remote source of the information. Type the
first part of the path, up to any slashes, and press the Enter
key. If there are no slashes, type the entire phrase.

I would like to thank Terese Austin, Maggie Parhamovich, Joe Ryan
and Kim Tsang, whose guides helped me improve the quality of my
own. I am indebted as well to the ever-helpful participants of
the GOVDOC-L electronic discussion group, without whom this guide
would not be possible. I'd also like to thank Calvin Boyer, whose
U.S. Government Gophers gateway proved useful, and contributors
to Gleason Sackman's Net-Happenings list, an important source of
information about new network resources. Thanks to Larry
Detweiler, Louis Rosenfeld, Mike Showalter and others too
numerous to name who have helped make my guide more widely
available. And thanks to all who have had kind words.

Current and future editions of this guide can be retrieved via
Gopher, anonymous FTP and e-mail. The guide can be obtained via
Gopher or FTP from the University of Michigan's Clearinghouse of
Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides...

     Path: gopher una.hh.lib.umich.edu / inetdirs / guides
     on the social sciences / government...

     Path: ftp una.hh.lib.umich.edu / user:anonymous /
     password:e-mail address / cd inetdirsstacks / get
     government:gumprecht

To have a copy sent to you by e-mail, send a message to
mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu. The body of the message should read:
send usenet/news.answers/us-govt-net-pointers/part1

Paper copies of this guide are no longer available. Unauthorized
duplication is prohibited by law, but I'm generally open to
requests. If you have questions, comments or suggestions about
this guide, please contact me using the information below.

              Blake Gumprecht, Documents Librarian
                     Paley Library (017-00)
                        Temple University
                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
                         (215) 204-3187
                      gumpbw@vm.temple.edu
                         gumpbw@templevm


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2.

                       Reference Resources
                           ___________

Americans Communicating Electronically Gopher: Provides one stop
access to a variety of U.S. government information -- the
National Health Security Act, National Information Infrastructure
documents, North American Free Trade Agreement information and
more. Path: gopher ace.esusda.gov (2/94).

Amtrak Train Schedules: Provides schedules for trains on Amtrak's
East Coast corridor. Includes schedules for trains that begin or
end in Boston only. Path: gopher gopher.brown.edu / providence
local & regional information / transportation info (2/94).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Provides information
about more than 1,000 U.S. government assistance programs
administered by some 50 federal agencies. Searchable by keyword.
Path: gopher marvel.loc.gov / federal government information /
federal information resources / information by agency / general
information resources (2/94). Path: telnet marvel.loc.gov /
login:marvel / federal government information / federal
information resources / information by agency / general
information resources (2/94). Path: telnet database.carl.org /
other information and article databases / federal domestic
assistance catalog (2/94).

Federal Jobs: Lists thousands of federal government job openings,
taken from a variety of Office of Personnel Management computer
bulletin boards. Path: gopher dartcms1.dartmouth.edu / job
openings in the federal government (2/94).

FedWorld: National Technical Information Service system provides
access to more than 100 U.S. government computer bulletin boards,
many of them previously accessible only by modem. Also includes
full text of select U.S. government publications, statistical
files, federal job lists, satellite images and more. The system
is often difficult to access because the number of available
telephone lines is limited. Path: telnet fedworld.gov (2/94).
The full text of select documents is available from FedWorld's
FTP archive. Path: ftp ftp.fedworld.gov / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address (2/94).

Library of Congress Information System: Provides access to the
Library of Congress online catalog, U.S. government copyright
files, databases containing current information about federal
legislation and foreign law, a catalog of sources available in
braille or audio format, a national directory of organizations
and more. Path: telnet locis.loc.gov (2/94).

Library of Congress Marvel: One stop source for a multitude of
government material taken from a variety of sources -- Census
data, Congressional information, White House documents, crime
statistics, State Department reports and more. Path: gopher
marvel.loc.gov (2/94). Path: telnet marvel.loc.gov / login:marvel
(2/94).

National Institutes of Health FTP Archive: Archive of reports
from a wide variety of U.S. government agencies. Path: ftp
ftp.cu.nih.gov / user:anonymous / password:guest (2/94).

National Referral Center Master File: Directory of more than
12,000 organizations qualified and willing to answer questions
and provide information about many topics in science, technology
and the social sciences. Path: telnet locis.loc.gov /
organizations (2/94).

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Train
Schedules: Provides access to SEPTA regional rail schedules,
service notices and fare information. Path: gopher
gopher.upenn.edu / penninfo / penninfo / student activities and
services / transportation and parking / septa (2/94).

SunSITE Archives: University of North Carolina system is the best
first source for the full text of important new government
reports. Also provides access to White House documents, NATO
information, North Carolina Supreme Court decisions, full text of
the North American Free Trade Agreement and much more. Path:
gopher sunsite.unc.edu / worlds of sunsite (2/94). Path: telnet
sunsite.unc.edu / login:gopher / worlds of sunsite (2/94).

U.S. Government Gophers: Provides one stop access to nearly 100
U.S. government Gopher systems. Path: gopher peg.cwis.uci.edu /
individuals' information sources / cjboyer / gopher.welcome / peg
/ gophers / united states government gophers (2/94).

U.S. Government Publications Index: Provides keyword access to
citations for U.S. government publications issued through the
Government Printing Office since 1976. Path: telnet
database.carl.org / carl systems library catalogs / carl systems
libraries - western u.s. / carl / library catalogs / government
publications (2/94).

Zip Codes: Database of U.S. zip codes, searchable by keyword.
Path: gopher gopher.uoregon.edu / desktop reference / geographic
and travel information (2/94). Path: telnet gopher.uoregon.edu /
login:gopher / desktop reference / geographic & travel
information (2/94).

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3.
                        General Resources
                 Humanities and Social Sciences
                    ________________________

Census Definitions: Provides Bureau of Census definitions for
terms used in Census reports. Path: gopher bigcat.missouri.edu /
reference and information center / united states & missouri
census information / definitions of selected census data items
(2/94).

Census Information: Provides one-stop access to a broad range of
Bureau of the Census-compiled data. Path: gopher
riceinfo.rice.edu / information by subject area / census (2/94).

Census of Population and Housing: 1990 Census data available in
text and Lotus 1-2-3 formats for U.S. cities, counties,
metropolitan areas, states and the nation, with comparisons from
1980. For an archive of historical Pennsylvania Census data, see
the listing for the Economic Development Information Network in
the Economics and Business section of this guide. Path: gopher
bigcat.missouri.edu / reference and information center (2/94).

Census of Population and Housing (Pennsylvania): Detailed 1990
Census data for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, suburban counties and
U.S. metropolitan areas. Path: gopher gopher.upenn.edu / penninfo
/ penninfo / libraries / electronic reference desk / u.s. census
& statistical data (2/94).

Census of Population and Housing (Philadelphia Metropolitan
Area): Detailed 1990 Census data for the city of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia CMSA, and the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
Delaware. Some files include data to the Census tract level.
Path: gopher cronkite.ocis.temple.edu / temple university
libraries / social science data library (2/94).

Public Opinion Item Index: Though not government information,
public opinion polls provide valuable data about how the
population views the government, its officials and policy issues.
This University of North Carolina system allows users to search
an archive of data from polls conducted by USA Today, Louis
Harris, The Atlanta Constitution and others. Path: telnet
uncvm1.oit.unc.edu / userid:irss1 / password:irss / irss / public
opinion item index (2/94).

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute Daily Report:
Full text of a daily digest of the latest developments in Russia,
Transcaucasia and Central Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe.
Path: gopher gopher.lib.umich.edu / news services (2/94). Path:
telnet una.hh.lib.umich.edu / login:gopher / news services
(2/94).

Statistics Canada Daily Reports: Full text of daily statistical
reports, lists of publications and more from Statistics Canada,
the Canadian government's primary compiler of statistics. Path:
telnet info.carleton.ca / terminal type:decvt100 / statistics
canada daily reports (2/94).

Statistics Canada Gopher: System still being developed provides
access to the full text of Statistics Canada daily reports,
schedules of upcoming statistical releases, information about the
agency and its publications and more. Path: gopher
talon.stacan.ca (2/94).

Voice of America Gopher: Full text of Voice of America news
reports, program schedules, shortwave radio frequency and
satellite downlink information, and more. Path: gopher
gopher.voa.gov (2/94).

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4.
                        General Resources
                  Physical and Applied Sciences
                     _______________________

Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Reports: Full text
of reports produced by the Office of Technology Assessment, which
conducts detailed studies for Congress on a wide range of
subjects, from climate change to health care reform. Path: telnet
cap.gwu.edu / login:guest / password:visitor / go ota (2/94).

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet): Department of Energy system
provides the full text of select DOE documents, many of them
related to computers and information policy, gateways to a
variety of energy-related sources, downloadable public domain
software and more. Path: gopher gopher.es.net (2/94).

Industry and Science Canada Documents: Provides lists of
publications sponsored by Industry and Science Canada, a Canadian
government agency. Arranged by sector. Path: gopher
debra.dgbt.doc.ca / industry canada documents /
isc.publications.english (2/94).

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Gopher: Provides access to the full
text of select Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory publications, a
catalog of laboratory research projects, a list of job openings,
downloadable weather map images and more. Path: gopher
gopher.lbl.gov (2/94).

Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center Gopher: NASA system
provides access to the full text of reports about emerging
technologies, lists of available technologies, schedules of
upcoming conferences and more. Path: gopher technology.com
(2/94).

National Institute of Standards and Technology Gopher: Provides
general information about the NIST and the full text of select
NIST publications. Path: gopher gopher-server.nist.gov (2/94).
Path: telnet gopher.nist.gov / login:gopher (2/94).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Gopher: Provides access to
laboratory phone books, press releases, general information about
the laboratory, as well as a link to the laboratory's
Environmental Sciences Division. Path: gopher
jupiter.esd.ornl.gov (2/94).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Martin Marietta Energy Systems
Gopher: Provides access to select laboratory databases, a catalog
of technologies available from the laboratory, laboratory
directories and calendars, information about laboratory research
projects, full text of select reports and papers, and more. Path:
gopher gopher.ornl.gov (2/94).

Science and Technology Information Center: National Science
Foundation system provides access to grant information, NSF
directories and phone books, press releases, full text of select
NSF publications and more. Path: gopher stis.nsf.gov (1/94).
Path: telnet stis.nsf.gov / login:public (2/94).

U.S. Department of Energy Gopher: Provides a gateway to a variety
of Department of Energy Gopher servers. Path: gopher
vm1.hqadmin.doe.gov (2/94).

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5.
                            Aerospace
                              _____

Center for Aerospace Information: NASA system provides access to
the full text of Selected Current Aerospace Notices (SCAN) and a
database that lists the holdings of 15 NASA-affiliated libraries.
Path: gopher gopher.casi.nasa.gov (2/94).

EnviroNET -- The Space Science Information Service: Provides
access to a database containing information about natural and
induced space environments, the full text of a handbook of
spacecraft environmental anomalies and more. Path: telnet
envnet.gsfc.nasa.gov / login:envnet / password:henniker (2/94).

Goddard Space Flight Center Gopher: System still being developed
provides access to Goddard news summaries, library catalogs,
network information and more. Path: gopher gopher.gsfc.nasa.gov
(2/94). Path: telnet gopher.gsfc.nasa.gov / login:gopher (2/94).

Johnson Space Center Gopher: Provides access to an archive of
NASA press release photos, an archive of downloadable software
and links to other NASA Internet sites. Path: gopher
krakatoa.jsc.nasa.gov (2/94).

Langley Research Center Technical Reports: Provides abstracts and
the full text of NASA Technical Reports issued since 1989. Path:
ftp techreports.larc.nasa.gov / user:anonymous / password:e-mail
address / cd pub/techreports/larc (2/94).

Lewis Research Center Gopher: NASA system still being developed
so far provides access to center phone books and gateways to
other network resources. Path: gopher gopher.lerc.nasa.gov
(2/94).

Magellan Images: Jet Propulsion Laboratory archive of images
collected by the Magellan spacecraft, associated indexes and
documentation. Path: ftp wuarchive.wustl.edu / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address / cd graphics/magellan (2/94).

NASA Gopher: Provides access to space shuttle schedules, Mars
Observer mission reports, NASA news releases, agency phone books,
searchable databases and more. Path: gopher naic.nasa.gov / nasa
resources (2/94). Path: telnet naic.nasa.gov / login:naic / nasa
resources (2/94).

NASA Network Information Center Gopher: Provides one-stop access
to information centers at more than a dozen NASA centers. Path:
gopher naic.nasa.gov / nasa center nic information (2/94). Path:
telnet naic.nasa.gov / login:naic / nasa center nic information
(2/94).

NASA News: Provides a daily summary of noteworthy developments at
NASA. Path: finger nasanews@space.mit.edu (2/94).

NASA Scientific and Technical Information Program: Provides the
full text of Select Current Aerospace Notices (SCAN), aerospace
bibliographies, miscellaneous technical papers, access to NASA
phone books and more. Path: gopher gopher.sti.nasa.gov (2/94).

National Space Science Data Center: NASA database provides access
to a catalog of space science data held by research centers
worldwide, as well as other information about astrophysics, space
physics, planetary sciences, earth sciences and the life
sciences. Path: telnet nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov / username:nodis
(2/94).

Small Shuttle Payloads Project Gopher: NASA system provides an
introduction to the Small Shuttle Payloads Project, full text of
project documents, downloadable software and shuttle images, and
more. Path: gopher vx740.gsfc.nasa.gov / nasa shuttle payload
info (2/94).

Spacelink: NASA system provides access to agency news releases,
shuttle status reports, mission summaries, NASA congressional
testimony and speeches, and many other files with current and
historical information about NASA aeronautics and space research.
Even allows users to ask NASA scientists questions. Path: telnet
spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov / username:newuser / password:newuser
(2/94).

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6.
                           Agriculture
                             _______

Agricultural Genome Gopher: National Agricultural Library system
provides genome information about agriculturally important plants
and animals. Searchable by keyword. Path: gopher
probe.nalusda.gov (2/94).

Agricultural Information: U.S. Department of Agriculture system
provides access to agricultural statistics, agency directories,
information about government assistance programs, full text of
research reports and more. Path: gopher esusda.gov / usda and
other federal agency information / usda (2/94).

Agricultural Library Forum (ALF): National Agricultural Library
bulletin board system provides access to bibliographies,
agricultural directories, publications lists, an agricultural
calendar and more. Path: telnet fedworld.gov / gateway system /
connect to gov't sys / 2 (2/94).

Agricultural Research Service Reports: Full text of summaries of
the initial results of Agricultural Research Service-funded
research. Path: gopher esusda.gov / usda and other federal agency
information / usda (2/94).

Cooperative Extension System Gopher: U.S. Department of
Agriculture system provides access to extension service
directories, fact sheets, calendars, nutritional data,
information about national initiatives related to agriculture,
natural disaster information and more. Path: gopher esusda.gov
(2/94).

Dendrome Database: Collection of forest tree genome databases
developed by the Institute of Forest Genetics and funded by the
Agricultural Research Service. Path: gopher s27w007.pswfs.gov
(2/94).

Economic Research Service Gopher: USDA system provides
announcements of ERS Economic Research Reports and summaries of
Situation and Outlook Reports. Path: gopher esusda.gov / usda and
other federal agency information / usda (2/94).

National Genetic Resources Program: Agricultural Research Service
system provides germplasm information about plants, animals,
microbes and insects. Path: gopher gopher.ars-grin.gov (2/94).

PENpages: Pennsylvania State University system provides the full
text of thousands of documents about agriculture, food and
nutrition, family issues and more. Path: telnet psupen.psu.edu /
username:penpages (2/94). Path: gopher info.psu.edu / information
servers at penn state / penn state penpages / username:penpages
(2/94).

U.S. Department of Agriculture Economics and Statistics Gopher:
USDA-Cornell University system provides access to statistics on a
wide variety of agricultural topics -- consumer food spending,
milk and dairy sales, ozone levels, meat consumption, fertilizer
use and more. Most data can be downloaded in Lotus 1-2-3 format.
Path: gopher usda.mannlib.cornell.edu (2/94). Path: telnet
usda.mannlib.cornell.edu / login:usda (2/94).

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7.
                            Astronomy
                              _____

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: U.S. Geological Survey
system provides keyword access to a database of planetary place
names that have been approved by the International Astronomical
Union. Path: telnet lpi.jsc.nasa.gov / username:lpi / information
and research / reference files (2/94).

Index to Planetary Maps: U.S. Geological Survey index of
planetary maps. Path: telnet lpi.jsc.nasa.gov / username:lpi /
information and research services / special indexes (2/94).

Lunar and Planetary Institute Gopher: Provides access to the
online library catalog of NASA's Lunar and Planetary Institute, a
bibliography of scientific literature about space exploration,
images collected by NASA spacecraft, information about planetary
science meetings, full text of the Lunar and Planetary
Information Bulletin and more. Path: telnet lpi.jsc.nasa.gov /
username:lpi (2/94).

Mars Exploration Bulletin Board: Provides current information
about NASA's plans for the exploration of Mars. Path: telnet
lpi.jsc.nasa.gov / username:lpi / mars exploration bulletin board
(2/94).

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED): Provides access to a
master list of extragalactic objects, including relevant
bibliographic references, and abstracts of journal articles about
extragalactic subjects. Path: telnet ned.ipac.caltech.edu /
login:ned (2/94).

Planetary Data System (PDS): Jet Propulsion Laboratory database
provides descriptions of more than 90 planetary data sets
available from a variety of NASA sources. The system also allows
users to order data online. Path: telnet jpl-pds.jpl.nasa.gov /
login:pds_guest (2/94).

Space Environment Services Center Clearinghouse: National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration system provides solar and
geophysical activity reports and forecasts, solar region
summaries, coronal hole reports and more. Path: telnet
132.163.224.10 / username:sel (2/94).

Space Telescope Electronic Information System (STEIS): Space
Telescope Science Institute system provides a variety of
information about the Hubble Space Telescope, a series of space
science electronic picture books, links to other Internet
resources for astronomy and more. Files can be searched by
keyword. Path: gopher stsci.edu (2/94).

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8.
                             Biology
                               ___

American Type Culture Collection: Provides descriptions of
available culture strains, cell lines or recombinant materials.
Cultures can be ordered online. Path: gopher atcc.nih.gov / atcc
catalogs (2/94).

AVES: An archive of downloadable images of birds and related
information files. Path: gopher vitruvius.cecer.army.mil (2/94).

Endangered Species Act: Full text of the act, as taken from the
U.S. Code. Path: gopher sunny.stat-usa.gov / economic conversion
information exchange / adjustment programs and laws (2/94).

Genetic Sequence Data Bank: National Library of Medicine database
allows researchers to search a collection of nucleotide
sequences, as well as relevant bibliographic and biological
annotation. Path: gopher helix.nih.gov / molecular biology
databases (2/94).

National Center for Biotechnology Information: Archive of
biotechnology databases and associated software. Path: gopher
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov / repository (2/94). Path: ftp ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
/ user:anonymous / password:e-mail address / cd repository
(2/94).

Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications Gopher:
NASA system provides access to a variety of information about the
life sciences, microgravity sciences, gravitational biology,
biotechnology and space biomedical research. Path: gopher
gopher.olmsa.hq.nasa.gov (2/94).

Protein Data Bank: Brookhaven National Laboratory system provides
access to a searchable database of macromolecular structures.
Path: gopher pdb.pdb.bnl.gov (2/94).

Ribosomal Database Project: Provides access to a database of
ribosomal RNA sequences, software useful in manipulating the data
and more. Path: ftp info.mcs.anl.gov / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address / cd pub/RDP (2/94).

Smithsonian Institution Natural History Gopher: Provides access
to a variety of natural history resources, including the full
text of key biological reference works, indexes to the holdings
of major natural history collections, bibliographies of journal
literature, newsletters and more. Path: gopher nmnhgoph.si.edu
(2/94).

Transgenic Animal/Targeted Mutation Database (Tbase): Oak Ridge
National Laboratory system provides access to a catalog of
information about lines of animals that have been produced
worldwide by transgenic or targeted mutation methods. Path:
gopher gopher.ornl.gov / technical resources (2/94).

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9.
                            Chemistry
                              _____

Chemical Substance Fact Sheets: Full text of Environmental
Protection Agency fact sheets about hundreds of chemicals; can be
browsed or searched by keyword. Path: gopher
ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu / education / environmental fact sheets
/ epa chemical substance fact sheets (2/94).

Material Safety Data Sheets: Though not technically government
information, material safety data sheets are produced by chemical
manufacturers to comply with government regulations. They provide
safety data on hundreds of chemicals. Path: gopher
gaia.ucs.orst.edu / osu information and services / osu academic
departments and colleges / environmental health and safety
(2/94).

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10.
            Communications and Information Technology
                 _______________________________

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Gopher: Provides access to the
audio of select news and feature radio programs in digital form,
lists of CBC radio products, information about transcripts
available from the CBC and more. Path: gopher debra.dgbt.doc.ca /
cbc radio trial (2/94).

Communications Canada Gopher: Full text of Canadian government
news releases and fact sheets about communications policy and
developments in communications technology. Path: gopher
debra.dgbt.doc.ca / industry canada documents (2/94).

Federal Communications Commission Online Archive: FCC system
still being developed is expected to provide access to the full
text of the FCC Daily Digest, press releases, public notices,
speeches and other information. Path: ftp ftp.fcc.gov /
user:anonymous / password:e-mail address / cd pub (2/94).

Federal Information News Syndicate InfoAge Library: Full text of
key legislation, speeches and other documents relating to federal
information policy. Path: gopher info.umd.edu / educational
resources / computers and society / public information (2/94).
Path: telnet info.umd.edu / educational resources / computers and
society (2/94).

High Performance Computing and Communications -- Toward a
National Information Infrastructure: Full text of the federal
government's report on creating a National Information
Infrastructure. Path: gopher gopher.hpcc.gov / hpcc-toward a
national information infrastructure (2/94).

Information Infrastructure Task Force Gopher: Provides access to
task force directories, press releases, calendars, committee
reports as well as the full text of speeches, documents and
select legislation relevant to the National Information
Infrastructure. Path: gopher iitf.doc.gov (2/94).

International Telecommunications Union Information Exchange
Services: Provides access to a variety of ITU databases, the full
text of select ITU publications, and general information about
the organization, an agency of the United Nations. Path: gopher
info.itu.ch (2/94).

Making Government Work -- Electronic Delivery of Federal
Services: Full text of a Congressional Office of Technology
Assessment report about the use of computer and
telecommunications technology in the delivery of government
services. Path: gopher ace.esusda.gov / americans communicating
electronically / office of technology assessment (2/94).

National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and
Communications (HPCC) Gopher: Provides access to the full text of
HPCC-NCO reports, fact sheets, related Congressional legislation
and testimony, grant and research information, policy papers and
more. Path: gopher gopher.hpcc.gov (2/94).

National Information Infrastructure Agenda: Full text of a
Clinton administration report describing the role of government
in promoting the development of the telecommunications and
information infrastructure by the private sector. Path: gopher
ace.esusda.gov / americans communicating electronically /
national policy issues (2/94).

State Telecommunications Legislation: Full text of a January 1994
summary of telecommunications legislation introduced in state
legislatures. Path: gopher world.std.com / membership and
professional associations / ccn - the center for civic networking
/ selected state telecom. legislation (2/94).

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11.
                        Computer Science
                           __________

Advanced Computing Laboratory (ACL) Gopher: Los Alamos National
Laboratory system provides information about computer
visualization, access to an archive of downloadable images,
laboratory directories and more. Path: gopher gopher.acl.lanl.gov
(2/94).

Argonne National Laboratory Mathematics and Computer Science
Division Gopher: Archive of software, computer tools, research
papers and more. Path: ftp info.mcs.anl.gov / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address (2/94).

Computer Law: Australian FTP archive includes a variety of files
containing information on computers and the law, including the
text of many U.S. state laws. Path: ftp sulaw.law.su.oz.au /
user:anonymous / password:e-mail address / cd pub/law (2/94).

COSLINE: Provides access to NASA's COSMIC database, which
provides descriptions of computer programs developed by the
agency. Path: telnet cosline.cosmic.uga.edu (2/94).

Forum on Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST): National
Institute of Standards and Technology forum provides a variety of
information about computer and network security. Path: gopher
csrc.nist.gov (2/94).

Macintosh Science and Technology Archive: Collection of Macintosh
computer software and information, maintained by the Naval
Research Laboratory. Path: ftp ra.nrl.navy.mil / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address / cd MacSciTech (2/94).

Merit Network Information Center: Michigan consortium provides
information about the Internet, NSFNet and MichNet, including
General Accounting Office reports, Office of Management and
Budget reports, National Research and Education Network (NREN)
activity, conference proceedings, newsletters, statistical
reports, policy statements, user's guides and more. Path: gopher
nic.merit.edu (2/94).

National Center for Supercomputer Applications FTP Archive:
Archive of public domain software for visualization and data
analysis. Path: ftp ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu / user:anonymous /
password:e-mail address (2/94).

National Center for Supercomputer Applications Gopher: Provides
information about center education programs, high performance
computing calendars and directories, and gateways to other
sources of computing information. Path: gopher
gopher.ncsa.uiuc.edu (2/94).

National Science Foundation MetaCenter Gopher: Provides
information about MetaCenter resources and services, full text of
select MetaCenter publications, abstracts of MetaCenter research
projects, grant application forms, a high performance computing
calendar and more. Path: gopher gopher.psc.edu (2/94).

Naval Research Laboratory Central Computer Facility Gopher:
Provides access to laboratory user's guides, newsletters, online
documentation, laboratory directives, an archive of postings to
laboratory electronic discussion groups and more. Path: gopher
ccfsun.nrl.navy.mil (2/94).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Computational Science
Gopher: Provides access to center directories and newsletters,
information about center research projects, descriptions of
center computer resources and more. Path: gopher
gopher.ccs.ornl.gov (2/94).

Systems and Software Technology: National Institute of Standards
and Technology system provides a variety of information about
systems and software technology. Path: gopher nemo.ncsl.nist.gov
(2/94).

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12.
                        Criminal Justice
                           __________

Bureau of Justice Statistics Documents: Full text of select U.S.
Bureau of Justice Statistics publications. Path: gopher
uacsc2.albany.edu / united nations justice network (2/94).

Criminal Justice Country Profiles: Full text of a series of U.N.
reports on crime and criminal justice in 123 countries. Most
include statistics. Path: gopher uacsc2.albany.edu / united
nations justice network / u.n. criminal justice country profiles
(2/94).

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13.
                     Economics and Business
                         ______________

Basic Guide to Exporting: Full text of a U.S. International Trade
Administration introduction to exporting. Path: gopher
umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government information (2/94).

Budget of the United States Government: Full text of the proposed
federal budget for the 1995 fiscal year; can be searched by
keyword. Path: gopher sunsite.unc.edu / worlds of sunsite / us
and world politics / proposed budget (2/94). Path: telnet
sunsite.unc.edu / login:gopher / worlds of sunsite / us and world
politics / proposed budget (2/94).

Commerce Business Daily: Full text of the 10 most recent issues
of the Commerce Business Daily, a U.S. government publication
that announces invitations to bid on projects proposed by federal
agencies. Searchable by keyword. Path: gopher cns.cscns.com /
special-commerce business daily (2/94).

Consumer Price Index: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system
provides Consumer Price Index figures for the years 1987 to 1992.
Path: telnet freenet.buffalo.edu / login:freeport / go govt
(2/94).

Consumer Price Index/Canada: Provides monthly and historical
summaries of the Computer Price Index for Canada. Path: gopher
provost-admin.uwaterloo.ca / operations analysis (2/94).

Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices: Full text
of detailed U.S. Department of State reports describing the
economic policy and trade practices of individual countries
around the world. Path: gopher umslvma.umsl.edu / the library /
government information (2/94).

EconData: University of Maryland archive of economic time series
statistics prepared by U.S. government agencies. Data must be
downloaded and reformatted. System provides downloading
instructions and tools. Path: gopher info.umd.edu / educational
resources / economic data (2/94). Path: telnet info.umd.edu /
educational resources / economic data (2/94).

Economic Bulletin Board: Department of Commerce system provides
access to thousands of data files, more than 700 of them updated
daily. Includes information about current economic conditions,
economic indicators, employment, foreign trade, monetary matters
and more in 20 general subject areas. Path: telnet ebb.stat-
usa.gov / userid:guest (2/94). Path: gopher gopher.lib.umich.edu
/ social sciences resources / economics (2/94). Path: telnet
una.hh.lib.umich.edu / login:gopher / social sciences resources /
economics (2/94).

Economic Development Information Network (EDIN): Pennsylvania
State Data Center system provides access to current and
historical U.S. Census data for Pennsylvania and the nation. Also
includes information about procurement opportunities, full text
of PSDC bulletins and press releases, a variety of business-
oriented directories and more. Path: telnet psuvm.psu.edu / press
Enter when userid is requested / ebb / edin (2/94). Path: gopher
info.psu.edu / information servers at penn state / edin / press
Enter when userid is requested / ebb / edin (2/94).

Economic Reports of the President: Full text of the 1992 and 1993
Economic Report of the President, a detailed report of the
administration's domestic and international economic policies
prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors. Path: gopher
umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government information (2/94).

EDGAR: New York University system still being developed provides
access to financial reports issued by U.S. public companies and
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission since the
beginning of 1994. Includes information for companies that file
reports electronically only. Path: gopher vaxvmsx.babson.edu /
business resources (2/94). Path: ftp town.hall.org /
user:anonymous / password:e-mail address / cd edgar (2/94).

EDGAR Index: Washburn University system provides Telnet access to
indexes of financial reports issued by U.S. public companies and
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission since the
beginning of 1994. Reports can then be retrieved via FTP or
requested by e-mail from the town.hall.org FTP archive listed
above. Includes information for companies that file reports
electronically only. Path: telnet acc.wuacc.edu / login:washlaw /
federal government information (2/94).

Fair Credit Reporting Act: Full text of the act, as taken from
the U.S. Code. Path: gopher wiretap.spies.com / government docs
(2/94).

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston FTP Archive: Archive of banking,
employment, earnings, construction, housing and other economic
data for New England cities and states. Path: ftp
neeedc.umesbs.maine.edu / user:anonymous / password:pass (2/94).

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT): Full text of the
final version of GATT, incorporating agreements made at the
Uruguay round of negotiations. An executive summary written by
the U.S. trade representative is also available. Path: gopher
ace.esusda.gov / americans communicating electronically /
national policy issues (2/94).

Gross State Product Tables: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
tables estimating the value of goods and services for 61
industries in 50 states. Path: gopher gopher.lib.umich.edu /
social sciences resources / economics (2/94). Path: telnet
una.hh.lib.umich.edu / login:gopher / social sciences resources /
economics (2/94).

Industry Profiles: Full text to a series of Small Business
Administration reports that describe the trends and opportunities
for small businesses in select industries. Path: gopher
umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government information / small
business administration industry profiles (2/94).

International Business Practices: Full text of a Department of
Commerce reference work that provides overviews of import
regulations, free trade zones, foreign investment policy,
intellectual property rights, tax laws and more in 117 countries.
Path: gopher umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government
information (2/94).

Labor News: Department of Labor bulletin board provides access to
labor statistics, daily news releases, OSHA information,
abstracts of articles in the Monthly Labor Review and more.
Path: telnet fedworld.gov / gateway system / connect to gov't sys
/ 26 (2/94).

LabStat: Bureau of Labor Statistics system provides access to
current and historical employment and unemployment data,
occupational injury and illness rates, consumer and producer
price index figures, as well as other labor and economic data.
Path: ftp stats.bls.gov / user:anonymous / password:e-mail
address / cd pub (2/94).

Louisiana State Contracts: Provides access to information about
active and pending Louisiana state contracts and a directory of
contract vendors. Searchable by keyword. Path: gopher
vm.cc.latech.edu / louisiana state contracts (2/94).

National Export Strategy: Full text of a report to Congress by
the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee outlining 60 actions
designed to strengthen U.S export promotion efforts. Path: ftp
sunny.stat-usa.gov / user:anonymous / password:e-mail address /
cd pub/export (2/94).

North American Free Trade Agreement: Full text of NAFTA and
related documents. Path: gopher ace.esusda.gov / americans
communicating electronically / national policy issues (2/94).
Path: gopher umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government
information (2/94).

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Full text of a U.S. Department of
Labor annual that provides detailed information about more than
300 occupations, including the nature of the work, working
conditions, training and education requirements, job outlook,
average salaries and more. Path: gopher umslvma.umsl.edu / the
library / government information (2/94).

Overseas Business Reports: Full text of U.S. International Trade
Administration reports describing the economic and commercial
climate in individual countries around the world. Path: gopher
umslvma.umsl.edu / the library / government information (2/94).

Penn-World Tables: Provide comparisons of 27 economic indicators
for 150 countries for the years 1950 to 1990. Path: gopher
nber.harvard.edu (2/94).

President Clinton's Economic Plan: Full text of A Vision of
Change for America, a summary of the President's economic plan.
Path: gopher wiretap.spies.com / government docs / clinton's
economic plan (2/94).

Regional Economic Information System (REIS): Department of
Commerce system provides statistics on employment by industry,
income and earnings by industry, and transfer payments for states
and counties. Path: gopher sunny.stat-usa.gov / economic
conversion information / regional statistics (2/94).

State Small Business Profiles: Full text to a series of Small
Business Administration reports that provide statistical
overviews of the economy in each of the 50 states, focusing on
the small business sector. Path: gopher umslvma.umsl.edu / the
library / government information / small business administration
state profiles (2/94).

Texas Department of Commerce Gopher: Provides access to
demographic data about Texas counties, economic profiles of Texas
communities, information about Texas Department of Commerce
programs, lists of department publications and more. Path: gopher
gopher.tdoc.texas.gov (2/94).

Texas Marketplace: Texas Department of Commerce system provides
access to Texas business directories, demographic data, economic
development information, industry profiles, lists of procurement
opportunities and more. Nonsubscribers are limited in the amount
of information they can view or download. Path: telnet
texis.tdoc.texas.gov / login:guest / password:guest (2/94).

Uniform Commercial Code: Full text of the Uniform Commercial
Code. Can be browsed or searched by keyword. Path: telnet
www.law.cornell.edu 8260 / login:www (2/94).

U.S. Industrial Outlook: Department of Commerce annual reviews
recent trends and provides five-year projections for the top 350
industries. Path: gopher gopher.lib.umich.edu / social sciences
resources / economics / industrial outlook (2/94). Path: telnet
una.hh.lib.umich.edu / login:gopher / social sciences resources /
economics / industrial outlook (2/94).

World Bank Public Information Service: Full text of World Bank
policy papers, environmental reports, project information
documents, country economic reports, publications catalogs and
more. Path: gopher gopher.worldbank.org (2/94).

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                            Education
                              _____

AskERIC: Archive of education information compiled by AskERIC, an
Internet question-answering service for teachers and educators at
Syracuse University. Path: gopher ericir.syr.edu (2/94).

California State Department of Education Gopher: Provides access
to department directories, advisories, calendars, curriculum
information, legislative updates, budgetary data, news releases,
full text of select department publications and more. Path:
gopher goldmine.cde.ca.gov (2/94).

Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing
(CRESST) Gopher: UCLA system provides access to the full text of
CRESST newsletters, citations for CRESST technical reports, a
database of alternative tests and more. Files can be searched by
keyword. CRESST is a U.S. Department of Education-funded program.
Path: gopher spinoza.cse.ucla.edu / cresst (2/94).

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC): Provides keyword
access to bibliographic information and abstracts for articles
and publications about education and related disciplines. Path:
gopher spc.syr.edu / local resources / eric database searches
(2/94). Path: telnet sklib.usask.ca / login:sonia / education
databases (2/94).

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation: Catholic
University of America system provides access to an ERIC-
Educational Testing Service archive of test descriptions, an
index to reviews of specific tests, the full text of ERIC digests
about measurement and assessment and more. Path: gopher
gopher.cua.edu / special resources (2/94).

Federal Information Exchange: Provides information about federal
education and research programs, scholarships, fellowships,
grants, minority education and research programs, procurement
opportunities and more. Path: telnet fedix.fie.com (2/94).

Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women (HERO):
Provides information about scholarships, grants, fellowships,
research opportunities and more for minorities and women. Path:
telnet fedix.fie.com (2/94).

Institutional Communications Network (INET): U.S. Department of
Education system provides access to department directories, grant
information, statistics, educational software, information about
department programs, full text of department publications and
more. Path: gopher gopher.ed.gov (2/94).

International Education Bulletin Board: California State
University system provides a variety of information about
international education, including grant information, directories
of overseas higher education advising centers, a list of U.S.
embassies and consulates, the full text of bibliographies about
international education and more. Path: telnet nis.calstate.edu /
login:intl (2/94).

Minority College & University Capability Information (MOLIS):
Provides information about historically black colleges and
universities and hispanic-serving institutions, as well as data
about scholarships, fellowships, grants and other programs for
minorities. Path: telnet fedix.fie.com (2/94).

NASA K-12 Gopher: Provides access to a variety of resources in
the sciences for secondary school teachers and students,
including NASA's "Live From...Other Worlds." Path: gopher
quest.arc.nasa.gov (2/94).

National Center for Education Statistics Gopher: U.S. Department
of Education system provides a wealth of statistics about
education. Much of the data can be downloaded. Path: gopher
gopher.ed.gov / educational research, improvement and statistics
(2/94).

Newton: Bulletin board system for teachers and educators
maintained by Argonne National Laboratory. Path: telnet
newton.dep.anl.gov / login:bbs (2/94).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Educational Gopher: Provides access
to information about ORNL educational programs, data about grant
and funding opportunities and more. Path: gopher
woonext.dsrd.ornl.gov (2/94).

Virginia's Public Education Network: Virginia Department of
Education system provides access to department policy papers,
directories, calendars, electronic discussion groups, the full
text of memos sent by the department to school superintendents, a
newsletter about education and more. Path: telnet
vdoe386.vak12ed.edu / login:guest / password:guest (2/94).

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