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Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Reference & Government Services > Online Reference Resources > Government Databases by Subject Government Databases by Subject

This guide provides direct links to databases and other sources of information by various agencies of the Federal Government.  If you are unable to find what you need here, please visit Ask-a-Librarian or call the reference desk at (317) 232-3678.

Citing Government Information
Earth Sciences/Natural Resources
Health and Safety


Agricola – National Agricultural Library
Amber Waves – Department of Agriculture
USDA Current Research Information System – Department of Agriculture

Business/Financial – Federal collaborative project
Budget of the United States – Office of Management and Budget, via FDsys
Economic Indicators – Census Bureau
EDGAR – Securities and Exchange Commission filings and forms
FDIC Bank Data and Statistics – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FedinPrint – Federal Reserve – Powered by  - Federal collaborative project – Federal collaborative project
Patents – Patent and Trademark Office – Official US government website
Small Business Indicators – Small Business Administration
Survey of Current Business – Department of Commerce
Trademarks – Patent and Trademark Office

Citing Government Information

American Psychological Association (APA) – University of Nebraska-Kearney
Chicago Manual Style – University of Nebraska-Kearney
Guide to Government Acronyms and Abbreviations – GovSpeak
Modern Language Association (MLA) – University of Nevada-Reno
Turabian Style – University of Nebraska-Kearney


Biographical Directory of United States Congress – United States Congress
Congressional Directory – Powered by FDsys – Civic Impulse, LLC
House of Representatives Committees – United States House of Representatives
How our laws are made – Library of Congress
Senate Committees  - United States Senate
United States Senate – United States Senate
United States House of Representatives – United States House of Representatives


Bureau of Justice Statistics – Office of Justice Programs
Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool – Office of Postsecondary Education
Internet Crime Complaint Center – FBI, National White Collar Complaint Center & Bureau of Justice Assistance
National Criminal Justice Reference Service – Department of Justice
Uniform Crime Reports – Federal Bureau of Investigation


Center for the Study of Intelligence – Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Information Systems Agency – Department of Defense
Defense Intelligence Agency – Defense Intelligence Agency
Nonproliferation – National Nuclear Security Administration
Naval History and Heritage Command – Department of the Navy
Office of the Director of National Intelligence – Director of National Intelligence
US Army Center of Military History – Department of the Army
US Army Heritage and Education Center – Department of the Army
US Department of Defense – Department of Defense
Vietnam Era POW/MIA Database – Library of Congress

Earth Sciences/Natural Resources

DuckData – US Geological Survey (USGS) – Powered by
Global Change Master Directory – NASA
National Geologic Map Database – USGS
USGS Publications Warehouse – USGS


Ben’s Guide to Government Information – Government Printing Office – Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Condition of Education – National Center for Education Statistics
Desks of Power: A U.S. Government Guide for Kids
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) – Institute of Education Sciences
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Federal Student Aid
Presidential Powers

State Profiles on Child Care – US Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Personnel Management


Energy Data Tools – Energy Information Administration
Environmental Publications – Environmental Protection Agency
Gasoline and Diesel fuel update – Energy Information Administration
How clean is the electricity I use? – Environmental Protection Agency
MyEnvironment – Environmental Protection Agency
National Weather Service – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
PLANTS Database – USDA
Water Data for the Nation – USGS 

Health and Safety

Criminal Justice Abstracts – National Criminal Justice Reference Service – Department of Health and Human Services
Firearms statistics – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Department of Health and Human Services
Hospital Compare –Department of Health and Human Services
Medline Plus – National Library of Medicine – Department of Agriculture – Department of Agriculture
Product Safety Standards or Guidance – Consumer Product Safety Commission
PubMed – National Library of Medicine
Toxicology Data Network – National Library of Medicine – Department of Health and Human Services


American Memory – Library of Congress 
A Century of Lawmaking – Library of Congress
Guide to Historical Research with Government Publications – IUPUI-Fort Wayne
Our Documents – National Archives and Records Administration
Today in History – Library of Congress


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance – Powered by – Public-Private Fire Safety Council
Household Products Database – Department of Health and Human Services
HUD Bibliographic Database – US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Profile of Older Americans – Administration on Aging, HUD – Powered by


Country Background Notes – Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs – Department of State
Country Studies – Library of Congress
Foreign Labor Statistics – Bureau of Labor Statistics
Global Legal Information Network – Law Library of Congress
Immigration statistics – Department of Homeland Security
International Data Base – Census Bureau
International Organizations and Foreign Government Agencies (Health) – Food and Drug
Nations of the World – Law Library of Congress
NGO Research Guide – Duke University
US Department of State – Department of State
US Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions – Department of State
World Factbook – Central Intelligence Agency
World Leaders – Central Intelligence Agency


Bureau of Labor Statistics – BLS, Department of Labor
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Safety and Health – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Wage Determinations online – Federal collaborative project


Annual Energy Review – Energy Information Administration
Department of Energy Information Bridge – Department of Energy
Department of Energy OpenNet – Department of Energy
DTIC: Information for the Defense Community – Department of Defense
Energy Citations Database – Department of Energy
EnergyFiles – Department of Energy
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
NASA Life Sciences Data Archive – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Technical Reports – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NIST Data Gateway – National Institute of Standards and Technology
NTIS – National Technical Information Services – Powered by
Science Accelerator – Department of Energy

REF KBH 2/2713