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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-...@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
gum...@vm.temple.edu
gumpbw@templevm


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2.

Reference Resources
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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 nasa...@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
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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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Release 0.6, April 1994

Compiled/copyright by Maggie Parhamovich (ma...@nevada.edu),
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction

II. Internet Sites

2.01 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

2.02 AGRICULTURE
2.021 Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE)
2.022 Extension Service, USDA
2.023 GRIN: National Genetic Resources Program
2.024 National Agricultural Library
2.025 National Agricultural Library Plant Genome
2.026 PENPages

2.03 ARCHEOLOGY
2.031 National Archeological Database (NADB) Online

2.04 CENSUS
2.041 Census Bureau Gopher
2.042 Merit
2.043 Population Studies Center Gopher
2.045 TIGER Files
2.046 University of Missouri

2.05 COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF
2.051 Commerce Business Daily
2.052 Economic Bulletin Board (EBB)
2.053 EBB - University of Michigan
2.0531 University of California - Santa Cruz
2.0532 University of Maryland
2.054 Economic Conversion Information Exchange (ECIX) Gopher
2.055 Office of Budget Analysis

2.06 CONGRESS
2.061 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Abstracts
2.062 United States House of Representatives E-Mail System
2.063 United States House of Representatives Gopher
2.064 United States Senate Bibliographies
2.065 United States Senate Gopher

2.07 COPYRIGHT
2.071 LOCIS - Library of Congress

2.08 CRIME
2.081 Bureau of Justice Statistics

2.09 EDUCATION
2.091 Department of Education/OERI Institutional Communications
Network (INET)
2.092 ERIC
2.0921 Auburn University
2.0922 Syracuse University
2.0923 AskERIC (Syracuse University)
2.0924 University of North Carolina
2.0925 University of Saskatchewan
2.093 JASON Online
2.094 National Education BBS

2.10 ENERGY
2.101 Comprehensive Oil and Gas Information Source (COGIS)
2.102 MMES/ORNL Gopher

2.11 ENVIRONMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
2.111 Dendrome Gopher
2.112 EcoNet
2.113 EPA
2.114 EPA
2.115 EPA Environmental Software
2.116 National Environmental Data Referral Service (NOAA)
2.117 NOAA Environmental Information Services Gopher
2.118 Oak Ridge National Lab
2.119 Office of Environmental Safety and Health (DOE)

2.12 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
2.121 FCC Gopher

2.13 FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT

2.14 FEDERAL REGISTER
2.141 Counterpoint Publishing/Internet Company
2.142 LEGI-SLATE Gopher

2.15 FEDERAL RESERVE
2.151 Internet Town Hall
2.152 New England Electronic Economic Data Center

2.16 FEDIX (Federal Information Exchange Inc.) and MOLIS
(Minority Online Information Service)

2.17 FEDWORLD (NTIS)

2.18 FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
2.181 FDA Bulletin Board

2.19 GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO)
2.191 GAO Daybook on CapAccess
2.192 GAO REPORTS

2.20 GEOGRAPHY (see also USGS)
2.201 Earth Science Data Directory
2.202 Geographic Name Server
2.203 Global Land Information System (GLIS)

2.21 HEALTH (see also science)
2.211 CancerNet
2.212 CancerNet via National University of Singapore
2.213 Health Educational Technology Web Server
2.214 National Center for Biotechnology Information
2.215 NIH Server
2.216 National Library of Medicine
2.217 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

2.22 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
2.221 Maxwell Laboratories

2.23 LABOR
2.231 Bureau of Labor Statistics

2.24 LEGISLATION
2.241 LAWLIB
2.242 LEGI-SLATE Gopher
2.243 LOCIS - Library of Congress
2.244 Washington College of Law's
2.245 WASHLAW

2.25 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (see also Library Catalogs and
Legislation)
2.251 Library of Congress FTP Site
2.252 MARVEL

2.26 MILITARY
2.261 Defense Data Network (DDN)
2.262 Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
2.263 Navy News Service (NAVNEWS)
2.264 Navy Public Affairs Library
2.265 US Military Academy, West Point
2.266 USMA Ranger

2.27 NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
2.271 Ames Research Center
2.272 Center for Advanced Space Studies (CASS)
2.273 COSLINE
2.274 ENVIRONET
2.275 Goddard Space Flight Center
2.276 Images
2.277 Langley Research Center
2.278 Los Alamos National Laboratory
2.279 Lunar and Planetary Institute see NASA, Center for
Advanced Space Studies
2.280 NASA Extragalactic Database (NED)
2.281 NASA Gopher
2.282 NASA Headline News
2.283 NASA Mid-Continent Regional Technology Transfer Center
2.284 NASA Science Internet Network Information Center
2.285 NASA Spacelink
2.286 Network Applications and Information Center
2.287 NICOLAS (Network Information Center On-Line Aid System)
2.288 NODIS National Space Science Data Center
2.289 NONA (National Science Internet Online Network Aid)

2.290 Planetary Data System (PDS)
2.291 Planetary Data System Geosciences Node
2.292 Miscellaneous NASA Anonymous FTP Sites
2.293 Miscellaneous NASA sites

2.30 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORD ADMINISTRATION (NARA)
2.301 Library of Congress Gopher
2.302 NIH Server

2.31 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

2.32 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERE ADMINISTRATION
2.321 Earth System Data Dictionary (NOAA)
2.322 National Environmental Data Referral Service (NEDRES)
2.323 NOAA Environmental Information Services Gopher
2.324 NOAA - Space Environment Services Center

2.33 NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE/NREN
2.331 Commerce Department Information Infrastructure Task Force
2.332 Digital Information Infrastructure Guide (DIIG)
2.333 National Coordination Office for High Performance
Computing and Communications (NCO/HPCC) Gopher
2.334 National Information Infrastructure Agenda
2.335 National Science Foundation
2.336 National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA)

2.34 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2.341 NSF FTP Site
2.342 NSF WAIS
2.343 National Science Foundation

2.35 NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER
2.351 Business Gold

2.36 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
2.361 NATODATA

2.37 NUCLEAR ENERGY
2.371 ES&H Nuclear Safety Gopher
2.372 Nuclear Data Center

2.38 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
2.381 National Science Foundation

2.39 PRESIDENT (See also Reference Texts)
2.391 Economic Plan (President Clinton)
2.392 President Clinton's e-mail
2.393 Vice-President Gore's e-mail
2.394 White House Press Releases
2.395 White House Press Releases via Email
2.396 White House Press Releases Archive

2.40 REFERENCE TEXTS
2.401 CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Catalog)
2.402 Center for Electronic Records (NARA)
2.403 Cornell Law School
2.404 CPSR Internet Library
2.405 Internet Wiretap
2.406 Law Library
2.407 OSS-IS
2.408 PANDA (Pan-Campus Data Access Network)
2.409 RiceInfo
2.410 Rutgers CWIS
2.411 Syracuse University
2.412 UC-Santa Cruz
2.413 University of Maryland
2.414 University of Michigan
2.415 University of North Carolina
2.416 University of Pennsylvania
2.417 World Wide Web

2.42 SCIENCE
2.421 AVES
2.422 Genetic Sequence Data Bank (NLM)
2.423 National Referral Master File, Library of Congress
2.424 NEWTON
2.425 Oceanic Information Center
2.426 Ribosomal Database Project (RDP)
2.427 Science and Technology Information System (STIS)
2.428 Spacemet

2.43 SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
2.431 EDGAR
2.432 EDGAR on WashLaw

2.44 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
2.441 Social Security Administration (OSS-IS)

2.45 SUPREME COURT
2.451 Case Western Reserve University
2.452 Cleveland Free Net
2.453 Cornell Law School
2.454 Merit
2.455 Youngstown Free Net

2.46 TECHNICAL REPORTS
2.461 Vortex Technology Gopher

2.47 TRAVEL ADVISORIES
2.471 St. Olaf

2.48 UNITED NATIONS
2.481 United Nations Development Program Gopher

2.49 UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2.491 USAID Gopher

2.50 UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES
2.501 U.S. Bureau of Mines Gopher

2.51 UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
2.511 USFWS - Division of Refugees
2.512 USFWS - Division of Law Enforcement and Forensic Lab

2.52 UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) (see also
geography)
2.521 Seymour
2.522 USGS Gopher
2.523 USGS National Mapping Division (NMD)
2.524 USGS Weekly Seismicity Report

2.53 WEATHER INFORMATION
2.531 Weather Service


III. LIBRARY CATALOGS

3.01 Air Force Institute of Technology
3.02 Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL)
3.021 Arizona State University
3.03 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
3.031 Library of Congress (Data Research Associates)
3.032 Library of Congress
3.04 North Carolina State University
3.05 UNCBBS
3.06 United States Military Academy
3.07 University of California and the California State Library
(MELVYL)
3.08 University of California at Berkeley
3.09 University of Nevada


IV. DISCUSSION LISTS

4.01 ADA-LAW
4.02 BAYOUDOC
4.03 CALDOC-L
4.04 COGOPUB-L
4.05 DOXNJ
4.06 FEDLIB-L
4.07 GOVDOC-L
4.08 Legi-Slate
4.09 MAPHIST-L
4.10 MAPS-L
4.11 NATOSCI
4.12 REGO-L
4.13 TXDXN-L
4.14 WINDY-L

I. INTRODUCTION


This guide was compiled primarily for librarians who provide
reference assistance for U.S. Government Documents and contains
Internet sites which may assist in providing reference service for
library patrons who need government information.

A word about gophers; if I know the telnet address and password for
a gopher I have included login instructions. However, I recommend
you "point your gopher client" to a gopher instead of using telnet.
This not only facilitates login but is also easier to use. In
addition, Mosaic and WAIS software is becoming more available and
user friendly. I have included Mosaic (http) directions when I
know the address and will continue to adapt this guide to emerging
technologies. Your computing services can provide you with
information on your institution's technical capabilities.

There are a number of gophers which provide pointers to U.S.
Government Gophers. This is an good method to find federal
information on the Internet. An excellent collection of U.S.
Government Gophers can be found at peg.cwis.uci.edu. Calvin Boyer
of the University of California at Irvine maintains this list which
is the best collection of U.S. Government gophers I have seen. I
would recommend you add this site to your gopher bookmarks.

Thank you to Raymond Jansen from Tri-C West Library in Cleveland,
Ohio who put together the indexing format for this edition. I hope
the new format makes it easier to locate specific sites. Each
edition gets longer as electronic information continues to increase
and I appreciate all of the support and input from other Internet
surfers.

Original funding and research was conducted with the support of
ALA/USIA Fellows Program. As a Fellow to Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia and the University of New Brunswick, Canada I
conducted a number of workshops on U.S. government information. I
appreciate the support of the ALA/USIA Fellows Program which
provided the opportunity and time necessary to investigate
electronic government information.

Reproduction/distribution without my permission is allowable for
nonprofit educational purposes so long as this document is left
fully intact and includes the copyright notice.

Please send any comments, corrections or suggestions to
ma...@nevada.edu.


II. INTERNET SITES

Internet sites are listed by agency or topic. Use telnet, gopher,
mosaic, or ftp commands to access the following sites. Login
passwords for telnet sites are provided when known. For gopher
sites, you may use either telnet or gopher to access the site. To
obtain government documents and information on ftp sites, use the
ftp command and login as anonymous and use your e-mail address as
your password. IP addresses are listed when known.


2.01 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Contains an extensive collection of files related to ADA and
legislation on disabilities.
Address: ftp handicap.afd.olivetti.com


2.02 AGRICULTURE

2.021 Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE) Includes
information from the USDA Extension Service, National Agriculture
Library and Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE) which is
a collection of federal information for the purpose of increasing
access to government information.
Address: gopher cyfer.esusda.gov
Or: gopher ace.esusda.gov

2.022 Extension Service, USDA In addition to USDA information,
this gopher contains a variety of government information including
the "National Performance Review" and Clinton Health Plan.
Address: gopher esusda.gov OR gopher zeus.esusda.gov
Login: password unknown - use local gopher client

2.023 GRIN: National Genetic Resources Program
Address: gopher sol.ars-grin.gov
Or: gopher gopher.ars-grin.gov

2.024 National Agricultural Library
Address: gopher probe.nalusda.gov
Or: ftp cliff.nalusda.gov

2.025 National Agricultural Library Plant Genome
Address: gopher locus.nalusda.gov

2.026 PENPages U.S. agricultural database administered by
Pennsylvania State University which contains information on
agriculture and weather.
Address: telnet psupen.psu.edu
Login
Username: U.S. state abbreviation or "world" if outside


2.03 ARCHEOLOGY

2.031 National Archeological Database (NADB) Online NADB has
information on archeology reports and laws. Also included is the
Database on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Address: telnet cast.uark.edu
Login: nadb


2.04 CENSUS

2.041 Census Bureau Gopher Currently under development but
promises to be a key site for Census statistics.
Address: gopher gopher.census.gov
Or: ftp ftp.census.gov
Or: http www.census.gov

2.042 Merit Contains 1990 Census data.
Address: telnet hermes.merit.edu (35.1.1.42)
Select: um-ulibrary
Login: gopher

2.043 Population Studies Center Gopher (University of
Pennsylvania) In addition to Census data, this gopher includes
some health statistics.
Address: gopher lexis.pop.upenn.edu

2.045 TIGER Files Contains some TIGER files and census data.
Address: ftp spectrum.xerox.com /pub/map/tiger

2.046 University of Missouri
An excellent source for 1990 Census statistics.
Address: gopher bigcat.missouri.edu
Directory ref cent/united states & missouri/census
information


2.05 COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF

2.051 Commerce Business Daily Provides free access to the
Commerce Business Daily.
Address: gopher cscns.com

2.052 Economic Bulletin Board (EBB) Primarily a fee based
service but some files such as the U.S. Budget are available free
to guests. Contact the Department of Commerce for subscription
information.
Address: telnet ebb.stat-usa
Or: gopher gopher.esa.doc.gov

2.053 EBB - University of Michigan
The Economic Bulletin Board contains current economic indicators
and statistics including employment figures and CPI.
Address: telnet una.hh.lib.umich.edu
Login: gopher
Directory: /social science resources/economics
Or: gopher una.hh.lib.umich.edu

Several gophers have pointers to the EBB at the University of
Michigan including the following:

2.0531 University of California - Santa Cruz
Address: telnet infoslug.ucsc.edu
Login: gopher

2.0532 University of Maryland
Address: telnet info.umd.edu (128.8.10.29)
Login: gopher


2.054 Economic Conversion Information Exchange (ECIX) Gopher
Address: gopher ecix.doc.gov
Or: ftp ecix.doc.gov

2.055 Office of Budget Analysis - Department of Commerce
Address: gopher sunny.stat-usa.gov
Or: ftp sunny.stat-usa.gov


2.06 CONGRESS

2.061 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Abstracts
The full text of CRS reports are available from members of Congress
or through commercial vendors.
Address: telnet cap.gwu.edu
Login: guest
Password: visitor
Command: go federal

2.062 United States House of Representatives Constituent
Electronic Mail System This is a pilot program to test the
feasibility of establishing an e-mail system. For information,
send a request for information to: cong...@hr.house.gov

2.063 United States House of Representatives Gopher
Address: gopher gopher.house.gov

2.064 United States Senate Bibliographies Contains
bibliographic records from the 98th Congress to the present.
Address: telnet library.ncsu.edu
Login: library /resources on the ncsu campus/gopher at the
ncsu libraries/library without walls/study carrels/government
and law
Or: gopher library.ncsu.edu
Or: gopher dewey.lib.ncsu.edu /library without walls
/discipline specific study carrels/government and law
/mcgeachy's bibliography of senate hearings
Or: ftp library.ncsu.edu /pub/doc/senate

2.065 United States Senate Gopher
Address: gopher gopher.senate.gov
Or: ftp ftp.senate.gov


2.07 COPYRIGHT

2.071 LOCIS - Library of Congress Contains copyright
information and records from 1978 to the present.
Address: telnet locis.loc.gov (140.147.254.3)


2.08 CRIME

2.081 Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS statistics are
maintained on the gopher at the State University of New York at
Albany.
Address: gopher uacsc2.albany.edu /United Nations
Criminal Justice Information Network/BJS


2.09 EDUCATION

2.091 Department of Education/OERI Institutional Communications
Network (INET) Contains information from the Department of
Education including press releases and guides for educators.
Address: gopher gopher.ed.gov
Or: ftp ftp.ed.gov
Or: http www.ed.gov

2.092 ERIC

2.0921 Auburn University (1966-)
Address: telnet auducacd.duc.auburn.edu (131.204.2.13)
Command: select Application
Note: requires a TN3270

2.0922 Syracuse University (1984-)
Address: telnet suvm.acs.syr.edu (128.230.1.47) OR
telnet acsnet.syr.edu (128.230.1.21)
Command: suinfo

2.0923 AskERIC (Syracuse University) Includes the Education
2000 reports.
Address: telnet ericir.syr.edu login: gopher
Or: gopher ericir.syr.edu
Or: ftp ericir.syr.edu
Or: http eryx.syr.edu

2.0924 University of North Carolina
Address: telnet bbs.oit.unc.edu (152.2.22.80)
Login: launch
Name/Password: select and remember your password for future
sessions
Command: Select Topical Documents Search (WAIS)

2.0925 University of Saskatchewan (1983-)
Address: telnet.sklib.usask.ca (128.233.1.20)
Login: sonia

2.093 JASON Online Supported by the Department of Education in
order to increase telecommunication among schools.
Address: telnet topcat.bsc.mass.edu (134.241.41.3)
Login: jason
Password: guest

2.094 National Education BBS
Address: telnet nebbs.nersc.gov (128.55.160.162)
Login: new


2.10 ENERGY


2.101 Comprehensive Oil and Gas Information Source (COGIS)
Contains up to ten years of oil and gas data collected by the
Energy Information Administration. For information on subscribing,
call EIA's National Energy Information Center 202-586-8800.

2.102 MMES/ORNL Gopher Martin Marietta Energy Systems manages
the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The combined gopher contains a
variety of information such as project reports, technical reports
and directories.
Address: gopher gopher.ornl.gov


2.11 ENVIRONMENT


2.111 Dendrome Gopher A collection of specialized forest tree
genome databases which is being developed by the Institute of
Forest Genetics.
Address: gopher s27w007.pswfs.gov

2.112 EcoNet - U.S. Congressional Environmental Voting Records
Address: gopher gopher.econet.apc.org
Or: http www.econet.apc.org /lcv/scorecard.html
Or: e-mail scor...@econet.apc.org

2.113 EPA Includes EPA publications such as the full text of
Access and the EPA National Online Library System.
Address: telnet epaibm.rtpnc.epa.gov (134.67.180.1)
Login: public

2.114 EPA
Address: gopher futures.wic.epa.gov

2.115 EPA Environmental Software EPA Region 5 in cooperation
with Purdue University has created a database of environmental
software programs for PC's. This software is in the public domain.
Address: gopher glnpogis2.r05.epa.gov
Directory: /education
Or: gopher gopher.great-lakes.net

2.116 National Environmental Data Referral Service (NOAA)
Address: gopher scilibx.ucsc.edu

2.117 NOAA Environmental Information Services Gopher
Address: gopher gopher.esdim.noaa.gov

2.118 Oak Ridge National Lab (ORL) Environmental Sciences
Division (ESD)
Address: gopher jupiter.esd.ornl.gov

2.119 Office of Environmental Safety and Health (DOE)
Address: gopher gopher.ns.doe.gov


2.12 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

2.121 FCC Gopher Includes daily digests, news releases and
public notices.
Address: gopher fcc.gov
Or: ftp fcc.gov


2.13 FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
Address: gopher dartcms1.dartmouth.edu
Also available on listserve: list...@dartcms1.dartmouth.edu
sub fedjobs firstname lastname
Also available as ftp: ftp dartcms1.dartmouth.edu
directory fedjobs


2.14 FEDERAL REGISTER

2.141 Counterpoint Publishing/Internet Company Provides free
access to the Federal Register.
Address: telnet gopher.internet.com
Login: fedreg
Password: register
Or: gopher gopher.internet.com

2.142 LEGI-SLATE Gopher This is a prototype under development
and includes sample bills, resolutions and the Federal Register.
Address: gopher mudhoney.micro.umn.edu 7000
Or: telnet mudhoney.micro.umn.edu
Or: telnet consultant.micro.umn.edu


2.15 FEDERAL RESERVE

2.151 Internet Town Hall Provides selected interest rates,
money stock measures and flow of fund tables.
Address: gopher town.hall.org

2.152 New England Electronic Economic Data Center (Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston)
Address: ftp neeedc.umesbs.maine.edu


2.16 FEDIX (Federal Information Exchange Inc.) and MOLIS
(Minority Online Information Service)
Address: telnet fedix.fie.com (192.111.128.33)
Login: fedix OR molis
ID: new


2.17 FEDWORLD (NTIS) Provides connections to many government
bulletin boards and online systems as well as full text for some
government publications including the "National Information
Infrastructure: Agenda Action" and the "Electronic Delivery of
Federal Services".
Address: telnet fedworld.gov (192.239.92.201)
Login: new
Or: ftp ftp.fedworld.gov (192.239.92.205)


2.18 FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

2.181 FDA Bulletin Board Contains news releases, aids
information and consumer information.
Address: telnet fdabbs.fda.gov (150.148.8.148)
Login: bbs
This site is closed to public access - try FedWorld.


2.19 GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO)

2.191 GAO Daybook on CapAccess The GAO Daybook lists the
reports and testimony issued daily.
Address: telnet cap.gwu.edu
Login: guest
Password: visitor
type "go gao"

2.192 GAO REPORTS
Address: ftp cu.nih.gov (128.231.64.7)
Directory: GAO-REPORTS


2.20 GEOGRAPHY
see also USGS

2.201 Earth Science Data Directory
Address: gopher scilibx.ucsc.edu

2.202 Geographic Name Server Provides information by city or
area code on population, latitude and longitude, and elevation.
Address: telnet martini.eecs.umich.edu 3000
(141.212.99.9 3000)
Login: name of city and state (phoenix, az)

2.203 Global Land Information System (GLIS) Contains land use
maps.
Address: telnet glis.cr.usgs.gov (152.61.192.54)
Login: guest


2.21 HEALTH
see also science

2.211 CancerNet Contains cancer information from the National
Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) in English or
Spanish.
Send e-mail message to: canc...@icicb.nci.nih.gov
with "help" in the body of the message for a content list.
Or: gopher helix.nih.gov

2.212 CancerNet via National University of Singapore A
secondary site for cancer information as a result of collaboration
between NUS and NCI.
Address: gopher biomed.nus.sg
Or: http biomed.nus.sg
Or: send e-mail message to: bios...@biomed.nus.sg
with "cancernethelp" in the message.

2.213 Health Educational Technology Web Server The server
contains information from the Educational Technology Branch at the
National Library of Medicine.
Address: http wwwetb.nlm.nih.gov

2.214 National Center for Biotechnology Information Compiled
by the National Institutes of Health, the directory contains
databases and software which has been deposited at the NCBI.
Address: gopher ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (130.14.25.1)
Directory: /repository
Or: http www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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2.215 National Institute of Health (NIH) Server Includes
reports from GAO, the President, Department of Labor and the
National Institute of Health. The NIH Server is also adding full
text of government documents including the "National Performance
Review".
Address: ftp ftp.cu.nih.gov (128.231.64.7)
Or: gopher gopher.nih.gov

2.216 National Library of Medicine Provides access to NLM's
online catalog, MEDLARS, and TOXNET in addition to selected
reference publications.
Address: gopher gopher.nlm.nih.gov
Or: ftp nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov

2.217 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Contains a
variety of health statistics including statistics on AIDS.
Address: gopher odie.niaid.nih.gov


2.22 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

2.221 Maxwell Laboratories Inc. IRS forms are provided free of
charge through a collaborate effort between the IRS and Maxwell
Laboratories.
Address: http www.scubed.com
Or: send email to tax-...@scubed.com
with message "begin send help end"


2.23 LABOR

2.231 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Address: ftp stats.bls.gov


2.24 LEGISLATION


2.241 LAWLIB Contains legislative bill information, full text
of treaties, Canadian statistics and indexes to legal periodicals.
Address: telnet liberty.uc.wlu.edu (137.113.10.35)
Login: lawlib
Or: gopher liberty.uc.wlu.edu

2.242 LEGI-SLATE Gopher This is a prototype under development


and includes sample bills, resolutions and the Federal Register.
Address: gopher mudhoney.micro.umn.edu 7000
Or: telnet mudhoney.micro.umn.edu
Or: telnet consultant.micro.umn.edu

2.243 LOCIS - Library of Congress Contains current status of
federal legislation from 1973 to present as well as copyright
information and the LC catalog. The software is awkward and the
hours for access is limited but it is an excellent resource for
information on legislative status.
Address: telnet locis.loc.gov (140.147.254.3)

2.244 Washington College of Law's World Wide Web (WEBBER) This
server specializes in EC and international law but some U.S.
legislation is also included.
Address: http sray.wcl.american.edu
(address will change to www.wcl.american.edu)

2.245 WASHLAW
Address: telnet ac.wuacc.edu
Login: washlaw


2.25 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
see also Library Catalogs and Legislation

2.251 Library of Congress FTP Site

Address: ftp ftp.loc.gov (140.147.2.69)

2.252 MARVEL The main gopher site for the Library of Congress.
Address: gopher marvel.loc.gov


2.26 MILITARY


2.261 Defense Data Network (DDN) The how-to guide to the DDN
is located in the netinfo directory, filename nug.doc. Also
available is a directory of internet addresses of people who have
registered on the DDN.
Address: ftp nic.ddn.mil (192.112.36.5)

2.262 Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

Address: ftp asc.dtic.dla.mil

2.263 Navy News Service (NAVNEWS)

Contains official news and information about fleet operations and
exercises, personnel policies, budget actions and documents.
To subscribe to NAVNEWS: e-mail to:
nav...@nctamslant.navy.mil
Documents available through e-mail to:
nav...@nctamslant.navy.mil (include return e-mail address)
Or: ftp nctamslant.navy.mil

2.264 Navy Public Affairs Library Includes selective military
regulations and full text resources.
Address: ftp ftp.ncts.navy.mil /pub/navpalib
Or: http www.ncts.navy.mil /navpalib

2.265 US Military Academy, West Point The USMA gopher contains
a variety of data including math info and USMA news plus access to
the USMA library system and the US Army Personnel Information
Systems Command BBS.
Address: gopher gopher.usma.edu

2.266 USMA Ranger
Address: gopher ranger.usma.edu (129.29.64.244)


2.27 NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)


2.271 Ames Research Center
Address: ftp ames.arc.nasa.gov (128.102.18.3)

2.272 Center for Advanced Space Studies (CASS) Formally the
Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Address: telnet cass.jsc.nasa.gov
Login: cass
Password: online
Or: http cass.jsc.nasa.gov /cass_home.html

2.273 COSLINE NASA's computer software management and
information center which is maintained at the University of
Georgia. Needs vt100 emulation.
Address: telnet cosline.cosmic.uga.edu (128.192.14.11)
Login: ENTER for first time users

2.274 ENVIRONET Space environment information service.
Address: telnet envnet.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.104.16)
Login: envnet
Password: henniker

2.275 Goddard Space Flight Center This gopher will enable you
to connect to a variety of NASA sites and other government gophers.
Also referred to as "toybox".
Address: telnet gopher.gsfc.nasa.gov
Login: gopher
Or: gopher gopher.gsfc.nasa.gov

2.276 Images
Address: telnet nsipo.nasa.gov
temporarily removed

2.277 Langley Research Center (NASA) Contains reports produced
at NASA Langley Research Center including technical papers and
reference publications. Electronic reports may omit illustrations.
Address: ftp techreports.larc.nasa.gov
Or: http techreports.larc.nasa.gov

2.278 Los Alamos National Laboratory

Address: telnet mentor.lanl.gov
Login: gopher
Or: gopher mentor.lanl.gov
Or: http mentor.lanl.gov

2.279 Lunar and Planetary Institute
see NASA, Center for Advanced Space Studies

2.280 NASA Extragalactic Database (NED)

Address: telnet ned.ipac.caltech.edu (134.4.10.118)
Login: ned

2.281 NASA Gopher
Address: gopher krakatoa.jsc.nasa.gov

2.282 NASA Headline News Contains daily press releases from
NASA. Use the finger command instead of telnet.
Address: finger....@space.mit.edu

2.283 NASA Mid-Continent Regional Technology Transfer Center

In addition to technology information, Mid-Continent provides
gateways to other government bbs' and wais'.
Address: telnet technology.com (129.162.155.145)
Login: bbs

2.284 NASA Science Internet Network Information Center E-mail
address to the help desk at the Ames Research Center for questions
on NASA software, files or general NASA topics.
Address: na...@nasa.gov
Phone: 1-800-859-9947 or 415-604-0600
Fax: 415-604-0978

2.285 NASA Spacelink Provides the latest NASA news including
shuttle launches and satellite updates.
Address: telnet spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov (192.149.89.61)
Login: newuser

2.286 Network Applications and Information Center This site is
both a gopher and ftp site.
Address: telnet OR ftp naic.nasa.gov
Login: naic

2.287 NICOLAS (Network Information Center On-Line Aid System)

Address: telnet dftnic.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.10.3)
Login: dftnic

2.288 NODIS National Space Science Data Center The official
site for publicly available NASA data.
Address: telnet nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.36.25) OR
telnet nssdcs.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.36.23)
Login: nodis

2.289 NONA (National Science Internet Online Network Aid)

Address: telnet nsinic.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.112.71)
Login: nsinic OR nsi_db
Or: ftp nsinic.gsfc.nasa.gov

2.290 Planetary Data System (PDS)

Address: telnet jpl-pds.jpl.nasa.gov (137.79.104.100)
Login: pds_guest

2.291 Planetary Data System Geosciences Node Located at
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, this database provides
a direct source of assistance in using Magellan data.
Address: ftp wuarchive.wustl.edu (128.252.135.4)
Directory: graphics/magellan


2.292 Miscellaneous NASA Anonymous FTP Sites

aurora.arc.nasa.gov
dftsrv.gsfc.nasa.gov
iris613.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.155.23.64)
jpl-devvax.jpl.nasa.gov (137.79.113.100)
tomcat.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.10.100)
trident.arc.nasa.gov (128.102.18.13)

2.293 Miscellaneous NASA sites Login procedures are unknown
but many are available through the gopher at the Goddard Space
Flight Center. These may also be FTP sites.
amarna.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.102.18.3)
climate.gsfc.nasa.gov
csi.jpl.nasa.gov
mildred.lerc.nasa.gov
nsisrv.gsfc.nasa.gov
tetra.gsfc.nasa.gov
vab02.larc.nasa.gov
csab.larc.nasa.gov


2.30 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORD ADMINISTRATION (NARA)

2.301 Library of Congress Gopher Contains files from NARA.
Address: gopher marvel.loc.gov

2.302 NIH Server Contains information on SEC data files and
other NARA records.
Address: ftp ftp.cu.nih.gov (128.231.64.7)
Login: anonymous
Password: guest
Or: gopher gopher.nih.gov


2.31 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

Address: gopher gopher-server.nist.gov
Or: gopher coil.nist.gov


2.32 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERE ADMINISTRATION

2.321 Earth System Data Dictionary (NOAA)

Address: telnet esdim1.nodc.noaa.gov (140.90.265.168)
Login: noaadir
Or: gopher esdim1.nodc.noaa.gov

2.322 National Environmental Data Referral Service (NEDRES)

Address: gopher scilibx.ucsc.edu

2.323 NOAA Environmental Information Services Gopher

Address: gopher gopher.esdim.noaa.gov

2.324 NOAA - Space Environment Services Center Clearinghouse
for informational resources on solar coronal structure, magnetic
reports, geophysical alert reports, etc.
Address: telnet 132.163.224.10
Login: SEL


2.33 NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE/NREN


2.331 Commerce Department Information Infrastructure Task Force

Address: gopher iitf.doc.gov
Or: telnet iitf.doc.gov Login: gopher

2.332 Digital Information Infrastructure Guide (DIIG) Includes
a collection of NII publications.
Address: gopher farnsworth.mit.edu
Or: http farnsworth.mit.edu

2.333 National Coordination Office for High Performance
Computing and Communications (NCO/HPCC) Gopher
Address: gopher gopher.hpcc.gov

2.334 National Information Infrastructure Agenda

Address: gopher ace.esusda.gov

2.335 National Science Foundation Contains the NSF plan for
NREN under /pub/recompete/impl.ascii and program reports under
/pub/fnc/readme.txt.
Address: ftp expres.cise.nsf.gov

2.336 National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA)

Address: telnet ntiabbs.ntia.doc.gov (198.49.199.202)


2.34 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

2.341 NSF FTP Site
Address: ftp nis.nsf.net

2.342 NSF WAIS
Address: telnet nnsc.nsf.net (128.89.1.178)
Login: wais

2.343 National Science Foundation Provides a wide variety of
government information including easy access to many U.S.
government gophers.
Address: telnet stis.nsf.gov (128.150.195.40)
Login: public
Or: gopher stis.nsf.gov


2.35 NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER

2.351 Business Gold Information on new technologies and
business opportunities resulting from federally sponsored research.
Address: telnet iron.nttc.edu (192.188.119.50)
Login: visitor


2.36 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

2.361 NATODATA Provides NATO Headquarter public information as
well as NATO studies and reports.
E-mail: send mail to "list...@ccl.kuleuven.ac.be" with text
"subscribe NATODATA firstname lastname".
Archives
Address: ftp byrd.mu.wvnet.edu (129.71.32.152)
Directory: /pub/history/military/nato
Or: telnet inform.umd.edu (128.8.10.29)
Directory: /educational resources/international/nato


2.37 NUCLEAR ENERGY

2.371 ES&H Nuclear Safety Gopher Contains energy and nuclear
energy information. Experimental as of 9/29/93.
Address: gopher gopher.ns.doe.gov

2.372 Nuclear Data Center Contains national nuclear data.
Address: telnet bnlnd2.dne.bnl.gov (130.199.112.132)
Login: nndc


2.38 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

2.381 National Science Foundation Includes directory of
selective OMB reports.
Address: ftp nis.nsf.net

2.39 PRESIDENT
See also Reference Texts which contain many presidential documents
and proposed budgets.

2.391 Economic Plan (President Clinton)

Address: ftp cu.nih.gov
Directory: USDOC-OBA-INFO

2.392 President Clinton's e-mail

Address: 75300...@compuserve.com
Or: pres...@whitehouse.gov

2.393 Vice-President Gore's e-mail

Address: vice.pr...@whitehouse.gov

2.394 White House Press Releases and Publications May be found
on many gophers and also available through a variety of
discussion/distribution lists:
alt.news-media
alt.activism
alt.politics.clinton
alt.politics.org.misc
alt.politics.reform
alt.politics.usa.misc
talk.politics.misc
misc.activism.progressive
cmu.soc.politics
assocs.clinton-gore-92

2.395 White House Press Releases via email To receive press
releases via e-mail, send e-mail request to:
alm...@whitehouse.gov
For instructions, send a message to
public...@whitehouse.gov with message "send info"

alm...@esusda.gov
with message "send white-house number" where number is the
document number requested

clinto...@campaign92.0rg
Releases can be tailored to specific topic areas such as
speeches or economic policy. Specify "help" in the subject
line for more details.

2.396 White House Press Releases Archive

CalTech
Address: ftp cco.caltech.edu
Directory: /pub/bjmccall

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
Address: gopher cpsr.org
Or: ftp cpsr.org
Or: wais cpsr.org

MIT
Address: ftp maristb.marist.edu
Directory: /clinton/logyymm (select year and month)

Texas A&M University
Address: gopher gopher.tamu.edu
Directory: /browse information by subject/political
science/information from the white house

University of North Carolina
Address: telnet sunsite.unc.edu (152.2.22.81)
Login: swais or gopher
Or: gopher sunsite.unc.edu (152.2.22.81)
Or: ftp sunsite.unc.edu
Directory /pub/academic/political-science/whitehouse-
papers/


2.40 REFERENCE TEXTS

2.401 CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Catalog)

Contains the full text of the "Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance" under Government Publications or Information Databases.
Address: telnet pac.carl.org

2.402 Center for Electronic Records (NARA) Provides copies of
government reports including GAO reports and the President's
Economic Plan.
Address: ftp ftp.cu.nih.gov (128.231.64.7)
Or: gopher gopher.cu.nih.gov

2.403 Cornell Law School Contains information from government
agencies including full text of reports.
Address: telnet fatty.law.cornell.edu
Login: gopher

2.404 Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
Internet Library Contains a number of NII publications.
Address: gopher cpsr.org
Or: ftp cpsr.org
Or: wais cpsr.org

2.405 Internet Wiretap Contains a variety of interesting and
informative materials on the U.S. government in addition to full
text of current hot documents.
Address: gopher wiretap.spies.com

2.406 Law Library Contains NAFTA agreement in
/pub/lawlib/nafta.
Address: ftp liberty.uc.wlu.edu (137.113.10.35)

2.407 OSS-IS Contains many FAQ's, FTP lists, library and
service lists plus government documents. To obtain an index: mail
in...@soaf1.ssa.gov with "send index" as your message.
Address: ftp soaf1.ssa.gov

2.408 PANDA (Pan-Campus Data Access Network) Contains a
variety of sources under reference works including the World
Factbook.
Address: telnet panda.uiowa.edu
Login: vt100
Select: online info sources/online libraries/reference
works

2.409 RiceInfo
Address: gopher riceinfo.rice.edu

2.410 Rutgers CWIS Includes some basic U.S. government
reference sources and texts.
Address: telnet info.rutgers.edu (128.6.26.25)

2.411 Syracuse University
Address: gopher gopher.syr.edu

2.412 UC-Santa Cruz InfoSlug contains a variety of data
including presidential documents and U.S. documents including the
World FactBook.


Address: telnet infoslug.ucsc.edu
Login: gopher

2.413 University of Maryland University of Maryland CWIS has
collected a wealth of information on a variety of topics including
the 1992 Presidential Campaign, Census information, Supreme Court
Decisions and GAO reports.
Address: telnet info.umd.edu (128.8.10.29)
Login: gopher or info
Select: info-gopher interface/government

2.414 University of Michigan
Address: telnet una.hh.lib.umich.edu OR
telnet gopher.lib.umich.edu
Login: gopher (for first address)

2.415 University of North Carolina Contains the United States
Budget, Health Care Plan and a variety of government documents.
Address: telnet sunsite.unc.edu (152.2.22.81)
Login: swais Or gopher
Or: gopher sunsite.unc.edu
(Also available with FTP command under
/pub/academic/political-science)

2.416 University of Pennsylvania Contains a variety of U.S.
government information including Clinton's administration,
government directories and speeches.
Address: telnet penninfo.upenn.edu (130.91.72.80)

2.417 World Wide Web
Contains CIA World FactBook as well as other reference texts.
Address: telnet info.cern.ch (128.141.201.74)

2.42 SCIENCE


2.421 AVES AVES is an archive of bird gif's and bird related
information.
Address: gopher vitruvius.cecer.army.mil
Or: ftp vitruvius.cecer.army.mil

2.422 Genetic Sequence Data Bank (NLM)

Address: gopher helix.nih.gov

2.423 National Referral Master File, Library of Congress

Listing of organizations which are qualified and willing to provide
information on science, technology and the social sciences.
Address: telnet locis.loc.gov (140.147.254.3)

2.424 NEWTON Government bulletin board for those teaching and
studying science.
Address: telnet newton.dep.anl.gov (130.202.92.50)
Login: cocotext

2.425 Oceanic Information Center World Ocean Circulation
Experiment Data Information containing WOCE Tracking, research ship
schedules and a directory of WOCE researchers.
Address: telnet delocn.udel.edu (128.175.24.1)
Login: info
Or: gopher dui.cms.udel.edu (128.175.24.6)

2.426 Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) Contains ribosomal
sequence data.
Address: ftp info.mcs.anl.gov (140.221.10.1)
Directory: pub/RDP
E-mail Access: r...@mcs.anl.gov

2.427 Science and Technology Information System (STIS)

Address: telnet stis.nsf.gov (128.150.195.40)
Login: public

2.428 Spacemet A science and space bulletin board.
Address: telnet spacemet.phast.umass.edu (128.119.50.48)
Login: guest


2.43 SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

2.431 EDGAR (SEC)
Address: ftp town.hall.org /edgar
For help send an e-mail message to ma...@town.hall.org
with the message "help".

2.432 EDGAR on WashLaw
Address: telnet acc.wuacc.edu Login: washlaw


2.44 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

2.441 Social Security Administration Office Support System
Information Server (OSS-IS)
Address: ftp soaf1.ssa.gov
Directory: /pub
Email address: in...@ssa.gov


2.45 SUPREME COURT
Supreme Court decisions are available through several gophers and
ftp sites.

2.451 Case Western Reserve University Decisions are contained
in the directory /hermes.
Address: ftp cwru.edu (129.22.4.2)

2.452 Cleveland Free Net Contains U.S. Supreme Court decisions
under "Courthouse".
Address: telnet freenet-in-a.cwru.edu (129.22.8.38)
telnet freenet-in-b.cwru.edu
telnet freenet-in-c.cwru.edu
Login:
Username: visitor

2.453 Cornell Law School
Address: http www.law.cornell.edu /supct
Or: telnet fatty.law.cornell.edu
Login: www

2.454 Merit
Address: telnet hermes.merit.edu
Login: gopher

2.455 Youngstown Free Net Contains Supreme Court and Ohio
State decisions as well as weather information, U.S. budget figures
and freedom documents.
Address: telnet.yfn.ysu.edu (192.55.234.27)
Login: visitor


2.46 TECHNICAL REPORTS see also specific topic or agency

2.461 Vortex Technology Gopher Includes a collection of
technical reports and publications.
Address: gopher trellis.cs.nott.ac.uk


2.47 TRAVEL ADVISORIES
also available on many gophers

2.471 St. Olaf
Address: telnet gopher.stolaf.edu
Located under: /gopher/databases/us-state-department-
travel-advisories

Archives
Address: ftp stolaf.edu
File: /pub/travel-advisories/archive OR
/pub/travel-advisories/advisories
The latter file contains the most recent advisory for a particular
country.

You may also subscribe to the travel advisories list. To subscribe
send your e-mail address to: travel-advis...@stolaf.edu.


2.48 UNITED NATIONS

2.481 United Nations Development Program Gopher

Address: telnet nywork1.undp.org


2.49 UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2.491 USAID Gopher
Address: gopher gopher.info.usaid.gov


2.50 UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

2.501 U.S. Bureau of Mines Gopher

Address: gopher gopher.usbm.gov


2.51 UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

2.511 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Server - Division of Refugees
Address: http bluegoose.arw.r9.fws.gov

2.512 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Server - Division of Law
Enforcement and Forensic Lab
Address: http ash.lab.r1.fws.gov


2.52 UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)

see also geography

2.521 Seymour State of Maryland gopher which includes
information from the Maryland Geological Survey and USGS.
Address: gopher seymour.md.gov

2.522 USGS Gopher
Address: gopher info.er.usgs.gov
Or: gopher oemg.er.usgs.gov

2.523 USGS National Mapping Division (NMD) Technical
Instructions Documents
Address: ftp nmdpow9.er.usgs.gov (130.11.52.92)
Directory /public

2.524 USGS Weekly Seismicity Report

Address: gopher somalia.earth.nwu.edu


2.53 WEATHER INFORMATION

2.531 Weather Service Contains city and state forecasts, ski
conditions and earthquake reports.
Address: telnet downwind.sprl.umich.edu 3000
(141.212.196.177)
Or: telnet madlab.sprl.umich.edu 3000

III. LIBRARY CATALOGS


3.01 Air Force Institute of Technology

Address: telnet sabre.afit.af.mil (129.92.1.10)
Login: afitpac
Password: library


3.02 Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL)

CARL maintains a U.S. documents database for post-1976
publications. In addition to Colorado Library Catalogs, CARL
maintains gateways to other CARL sites such as University of Hawaii
and University of Wyoming. CARL also has gateways to other systems
including Melvyl, Boston Library Consortium and databases such as
Choice and Journal Graphics.
Address: telnet pac.carl.org (192.54.81.128)
Login: carl
Terminal type: vt100

Access to CARL's Government Documents is possible through other
CARL sites including:

3.021 Arizona State University
Address: telnet carl.lib.asu.edu (129.219.10.8)
Login: carl
Terminal type: vt100
ASU also maintains a database of Arizona and United States
statistics.


3.03 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

3.031 Library of Congress (Data Research Associates)

Address: telnet dra.com (192.65.218.43)

3.032 Library of Congress
Address: telnet locis.loc.gov (140.147.254.3)
Or: gopher marvel.loc.gov


3.04 North Carolina State University

NCSU maintains a separate database of U.S. documents
Address: telnet library.ncsu.edu
Directory: /library catalogs/nscu's catalog/documents

3.05 UNCBBS
Access to libraries nationwide including the Library of Congress.
Address: telnet launchpad.unc.edu (152.2.22.80)
Login: launch

3.06 United States Military Academy

Address: telnet library.usma.edu


3.07 University of California and the California State Library
(MELVYL)

An impressive variety of databases and library catalogs are
maintained in the Melvyl system. In addition to UC catalogs,
Melvyl has gateways to NASA, Rutgers reference texts, Dartmouth's
reference tools, and a weather database.
Address: telnet melvyl.ucop.edu (31.1.0.11 or 31.1.01 or
31.0.0.11 or 31.0.0.13)
Login:
Terminal type: vt100

3.08 University of California at Berkeley

UC Berkeley has fully cataloged their government documents
including U.S. pre-1976 documents, however, not all U.S. documents
are classified by SuDoc call number.
Address: telnet gopac.berkeley.edu (128.32.159.19)

3.09 University of Nevada
The NALIS catalog contains a database of post-1976 U.S. documents.
Address: telnet nalis.nevada.edu

IV. DISCUSSION LISTS

4.01 ADA-LAW

Discussion list for legislation on ADA and disabilities.
Subscribe: sent message to list...@vm1.nodak.edu
with message subscribe ada-law firstname lastname

4.02 BAYOUDOC (Bayou Area Government Documents Discussion Group)
Subscribe: send message to list...@vm.cc.latech.edu
with message sub bayoudoc user@nodename firstname lastname

4.03 CALDOC-L (California Documents Librarians)
Subscribe: send message to list...@fullerton.edu
with message subscribe caldoc-l

4.04 COGOPUB-L (Colorado Government Documents List)
Subscribe: send message to list...@lists.colorado.edu
with message subscribe cogopub-l

4.05 DOXNJ (Government Information in New Jersey Forum)
Subscribe: send message to list...@rutvm1.rutgers.edu
with message subscribe doxnj firstname lastname

4.06 FEDLIB-L (FEDLINK Library Network News)
FEDLIB-L is an electronic newsletter which provides information on
meetings, classes and selected articles from FEDLINK Technical
Notes. The list will set up an interactive discussion group later
in 1994.
Subscribe by sending message to list...@sun7.loc.gov
with message "subscribe fedlib-l firstname lastname"

4.07 GOVDOC-L (Government Documents Discussion List)
Subscribe: send message to list...@psuvm.psu.edu
with message subscribe govdoc-l firstname lastname

4.08 Legi-Slate Discussion Group
Subscribe: send message to list...@lists.colorado.edu
with message subscribe legislate-l firstname lastname

4.09 MAPHIST-L Map History is a discussion group whose primary
focus is historical maps, atlases, globes and other cartographic
formats.
Subscribe: send message to list...@harvarda.harvard.edu
with message sub maphist firstname lastname

4.10 MAPS-L
Subscribe: send message to listserv@uga
with message subscribe maps-l firstname lastname

4.11 NATOSCI (NATO Science Program)
Subscribe: send message to list...@cc1.kuleuven.ac.be
with message subscribe natosci firstname lastname

4.12 REGO-L (Reinventing Government Discussion List)
Subscribe: send message to list...@pandora.sf.ca.us
with message subscribe rego-l firstname lastname

4.13 TXDXN-L (Texas Documents Information Network)
Subscribe: send message to list...@uhupvm1.uh.edu
with message sub txdxn-l firstname lastname

4.14 WINDY-L (Restructuring the Depository Library Program
Conference)
Archives: send message to list...@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu
with message index windy-l


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