Indexes and Databases: Government Information Research Guide

Indexes and Databases: U.S. Documents

You can use the library's catalog to find government information from 1999 to the present, and selectively for some materials with earlier dates. The indexes below will also guide you to citations for useful resources.


Online - General

Online - Scientific and Technical Information

  • DOE Information Bridge - Fulltext Department of Energy research, mostly 1995 to present.
  • Energy Citations Index - Dept. of Energy research, 1948 to present.
  • NEPIS - National Environmental Publications Information System.
  • NTIS - 1990 to present.  National Technical Information Service. A clearinghouse of government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.
  • NTIS - 1964 to present.  See above.
  • NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server.
  • PubMed - 1950 to present.  From the National Library of Medicine, indexes biomedical articles.
  • - gateway to selected scientific information from federal government agencies.

Online - Patents and Trademarks

Online - Other

Print Indexes

Print indexes to federal government information are mostly located in the Reference section of the U.S. Depository Collection, on the 2nd floor of D. H. Hill Library.  In addition to general indexes covering all branches of government, most agencies have produced bibliographies and indexes from time to time.  If you need help finding a specific type of index, please ask a librarian for help.

Databases List - Also try commercial indexes and databases for the subject or discipline of your research topic to locate government information.