Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown and research

Government Shutdown Affects Some Library databases

  • Ebsco ERIC vs. ERIC Department of Education site
    The library's subscription to Ebsco ERIC is working and available on the library web page.  Researchers may notice that the full text of some articles is not available.  Any full text articles housed on the government's server will not be available while the government is shutdown. No new content will be added to the Ebsco ERIC database while the government is shutdown.  The ERIC database housed on the US Department of Education website is not available.

    Please ask for assistance from a librarian when in doubt about the availability of full text.
    The following message is posted on the PUBMED site:
    "Due to the lapse in government funding, PubMed is being maintained with minimal staffing. Information will be updated to the extent possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries."
  • AGRICOLA: U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library
    The library's subscription to Ebsco AGRICOLA, is still available on the library web page but no new information will be added while the government is shut down.
  • To learn more about the status of services during the government shutdown visit: Government Shutdown

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