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Government Publications Databases
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Acid Rain, Urban Air Pollution & Environmental Policy (Archives Unbound)
Contains documents on the implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and other environmental issues including endangered species and protection of wetlands. Includes staff and office files from the George H. W. Bush presidency including letters, memoranda, and reports. Coverage: contains primary sources.
U.S. Serial Set and Serial Set Maps (1789-Present)
The U.S. Serial Set contains the House and Senate documents and reports from congressional committees. The Serial Set map collection contains thousands of high-resolution maps, including maps from the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Survey. Funded in part by the Walter E. Beach Library Fund. Coverage: 1789-Present. Full text.
Contains congressional publications, committee prints, Congressional hearings, House and Senate documents and reports, legislative histories, bill tracking, and full-text public law. Includes Serial Set and Serial Set maps 1789 to present. Coverage: Historical and current, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Government Information Databases
The library has access to several databases that provide government information. Read the database descriptions carefully to determine whether they might contain the kind of information you're looking for.
Google Search Across Government Sites
Google Search: Government Sites
Begin your Google search with site:.gov (or another site domain/URL), to search specific government, agency, or organization websites.
Examples of Google Site Searches for government reports (or reports from any organization you choose):
- site:.gov [your keywords, without the brackets]
This will give you results from any .gov site (which includes U.S. state and federal government sites).
- site:pa.gov [your keywords, without the brackets]
This will give you results from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including agencies like PADEP and DCNR.
- site:epa.gov [your keywords, without the brackets]
This will give you results from the Environmental Protection Agency website
Selected U.S. Government Websites
PA, Regional & Local Government
, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
, Earth Sciences
, Environmental Science/Studies
, Help and How-To
, Physics & Astronomy