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The Impact of Government Shutdown on Research Resources


We at the library want to give you a head’s up about how the current federal government shutdown might impact your ability to do research.

Here is a list of known outages:

Bureau of Economic Analysis

ERIC (Education Resource Information Clearinghouse)

Federal Trade Commission

Library of Congress website


National Archives

NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)

National Park Service


USDA “PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.”

Most other sites, such as, will be kept up, but will not be updated until funding is returned.

Here is a list from Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library of some healthcare and medical research related government websites, and their current statuses:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Contingency Planning website may also be useful:

You may also be interested in “Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects,” (pdf) made public by the Federation of American Scientists. It was published on September 25th, 2013.

If you need help finding alternate resources to use while the federal shutdown is ongoing, or help using the resources available through the library website (, please contact me ( or Ashley Ryan ( We’re here to help you.

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