Government Shutdown Information
U.S. Government Shutdown and Access to Information on the Web
Shutdown has ended!
All of the sites below, except for Disability.gov, are now available.
However, it will take some TIME for all of the sites (even the ones that were not completely shutdown) to be brought back to normal functioning levels and for information to be updated.
Government websites unavailable:
This is not an exhaustive list. For a few, alternative resources are listed.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Some BEA datasets are available from the Missouri Census Data Center
CDC Wonder (A comprehensive online public health information system of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Data-Planet (UO only)- Health & Vital Statistics datasets
- Social Explorer - UO has a subscription, but also Oxford has made this publicly available while the shutdown lasts
- Statistical Abstract of the US via ProQuest (UO only)
- Data-Planet (UO only) - many census datasets are available here
- CensusReporter - a non-profit project created for journalists
- StatsAmerica - a service of Indiana University's Business Research Center
- See also this page from the Pew Research Center
- Data-Planet - UO only; many economic, demographic, and other datasets.
- See also the Library's Datasets webpages
- ERIC via Ebsco (UO only)
- ERIC via Ebsco (free access) that EBSCO is making available during the shutdown.
FCC (Federal Comunications Commission)
FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
USDA (Department of Agriculture)
These sites are available but may not be updated, may have only limited information (i.e. that which is deemed "critical"), etc. Not an exhaustive list.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - not being updated
- New York Times Economix blog "Other Ways to Get Your Jobs Data"
CDC (Centers for Disease Control), including National Center for Health Statistics
HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) - not being updated
Library of Congress – Many of their websites that were shut down are now available, but not being updated. Legislative information (THOMAS and Congress.gov) is available with full functionality.
National Archives - very limited
NIH (National Institutes of Health) - not updating, responding to questions
NOAA - very limited, only "web sites necessary to protect lives or property"
US Forest Service - available for public safety announcements only
USGS (US Geological Survey) - almost completely shutdown, only "critical" web sites are available. The USGS Publications Warehouse is unavailable.
- See this Guide to USGS Publications to find USGS papers, reports, etc., that the UO Libraries have in print (Science Library) or on microfiche (Knight.)
Not an exhaustive list
HealthCare.gov–This site features information for the new national health insurance program provided by Affordable Healthcare Act. The first day to sign up for the service was October 1st, and while there have been reports of glitches and crashes, the site appears to be functioning…for the moment.
- You also can go directly to the Oregon health insurance exchange Cover Oregon (also reported to have been having problems)