Databases and information sources impacted by federal government shutdown

Numerous federally funded databases and information sources have been impacted by the recent federal government shutdown. Here is a brief rundown of some of our most commonly used government resources and how they’ve been effected:

ERIC (Education Information Resources Center):

Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.

Please note that ERIC is still accessible via several different platforms. When using ERIC via any of these platforms, full text links pointing to articles hosted outside of ERIC should continue to work. However, any link that says “Full Text from ERIC” will be broken until ERIC is back online.


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.

US Census Bureau (and American Fact Finder):

Due to the lapse in government funding, sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice.

US Government Printing Office FDsys:

The Federal Government is shut down due to a funding lapse. Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services will be limited to documents necessary to safeguard human life, protect property, or provide other emergency services consistent with the performance of functions and services exempted under the Antideficiency Act. The remaining collections on FDsys are not being updated and will resume after funding is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

Others effected by the shutdown include the National Archives, Department of Justice Web Portal,  Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Health StatisticsLibrary of Congress and potentially any resource that receives federal funding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and anticipate access being fully restored once a resolution to the shutdown is enacted.


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