NTRS provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, and images and videos – scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA. The types of information include conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos. Reports and documents date back to 1958 (NASA) and 1915 (NACA).
Digital Archive of U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1976. Content includes reports from the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, the National Bureau of Standards, and others.
Congressional Research Reports offer concise and detailed summaries, and often point to primary documents. University of North Texas is compiling all those that have been previously published and putting them up for access here.
If you know the title of what you are looking for, type it into the search box. Items NOT in our library can often be delivered by Interlibrary Loan, so if you see what you are after click FIND IT AT CAL POLY.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries to preserve the cultural record. Over 5 million volumes of public domain materials are available through HathiTrust.
Cal Poly users can access open access or Creative Commons-licensed works, U.S. works published prior to 1923, and non-U.S. works published prior to 1923.
Some items here are available in digital form, but you can also easily identify government documents after you search. For instance, if you type in House Reports Crime On the result list to the right you will see various government "authors" such as the House or Senate.
Add site:.gov to your search terms to get just information from government websites.
Add filetype:pdf to the same search if you want just pdfs.
Add the word statistics to your search to find statistics.
Kennedy Library Databases Useful For Federal Government Information
Military & Government Collection covers subjects related to all branches of the military and government, including defense systems, disease control, monetary policy, international relations, and environmental policy, with full text available for hundreds of indexed publications.
Social Explorer provides access to the entire US Census data from 1790 to 2010, the entire American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2011 and more data from a number of sources. Users can create maps and use data visualization tools and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. Users can also graph and chart data, export, save, and print maps and reports, and create multi-map presentations with an interactive slideshow tool.
Statista is a statistics portal which provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. The database features unlimited downloads, source citations and direct use or export of results in PowerPoint, Excel PDF and Graphic (PNG) formats.
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