University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Many federal websites unavailable during shutdown

As a result of the federal shutdown Oct. 1, many federal government websites will either not be available or not updated until a continuing funding resolution is approved.

Federal websites currently not available include the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Business.usa.gov, CDC Wonder (a public health information system), Census Bureau (including American FactFinder), Data.gov, Disability.gov, ERIC.gov (education database), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Parks Service, United States Copyright Office, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Websites with limited functionality or updates include the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control (including the National Center for Health Statistics), United States Department of Education, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), National Archives, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), PubMed (biomedical database), United States Forest Service, and the United States Geological Survey.  Websites with full functionality include THOMAS (federal legislative information), HealthCare.gov, Weather.gov, and other websites considered necessary or exempt from the federal shutdown.

For more information on the federal shutdown, see USA.gov. For the federal guidance governing websites during the shutdown, see the section “Information Technology” on pages 13-4 of this White House memo: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-22.pdf.

If you would like assistance finding alternative data sources, feel free to contact the Business & Government Documents Librarian, Laura Trude (laura.trude@library.und.edu).”

-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries