United States government information is more accessible than ever thanks to the Internet. Did you know there is no copyright on government information? Federal information is produced for citizens and each year more is available for free on government web site and in online archives. Wayne State University Library System strives to provide access to online government information for students and the community.
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. The database has advanced search features, including subject search and authoring agency search.
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity. About 50 different collections of Federal Government information are available.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. It is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics.
The Chartbook assesses the Nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures. This year's Chartbook includes a Special Feature on Emergency Care.
Crime in the United States contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the offenses, known to law enforcement, released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The last copy printed by the U.S. government was 2012.
Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting. Concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.
This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.
On April 20, 2010, the Macondo oil well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.The spill disrupted an entire region's economy, damaged fisheries and crucial habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas, the latest frontier in the national energy supply.