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Free Gov DB Notes for Web

Free Gov DB Notes for Web

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Published by Tony Bandy
With the increased emphasis on digital government resources, here are some free resources you can use at your reference desk or other places in your library!
With the increased emphasis on digital government resources, here are some free resources you can use at your reference desk or other places in your library!

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Published by: Tony Bandy on Aug 06, 2010
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Tony Bandy Library Knowledge 3/11/2010 
No Charge! 6 Free Gov.Information Databases For YourLibrary!NEO-RLS Class Notes
Just recently launched,data.gov is your portal to allsorts of federal informationwith a diverse data sprinklingof economics, geo-related dataand much, much more.With extensive searchingcapabilities and backgroundmetadata based on DublinCore, your patrons will findmany excellent informationdata sets for use in reports,economic research and evenflight data!Need more details? Try thislink to get started:http://datagov.ideascale.com 
The value in databases
for libraries of all types is the ability to addthese information resources to their patron service toolbox quicklyand easily
without adversely impacting already stretched budgets.The value to the patrons both in information and good will to thelibrary is invaluable!What follows is a quick
shot” o
n 6 government informationdatabases along with the site addresses and some key notes abouteach. Take a look, investigate and add value both to your library andthe services offered to your patrons!As always, if you have questions, please feel free to drop us a note or
email and we’ll be glad to answer them. If you’re looking for library
training on these as well as other databases and technology topics of 
all types, we’ll be glad to help with that as well!
 ~Tony and the Library Knowledge Information Team!
Let’s get started!
No Charge! 6 Free Gov.InformationDatabases for use in your library!  
There’s no doubt about it, America is all about
travel, even in the age of high fuel costs andmyriad regulations. This site, a subset of theU.S. Department of Transportation, is a goodkey to unlocking and understanding all of theinformation available for your patrons to use inplanning travel and vacations or even justreports or general knowledge.With
search embedded in the site aswell as preformatted information links and hottopics ranging from aviation to maritime, rail,highway, and even biking,
don’t overlook the
huge potential located here!
Business, economics, jobs.
Yourpatrons look to your library for theinformation they need, especially inthese trying times. Yet, very oftenthe sources they need are not onthe shelf. Do you turn them away?No, of course not. Supplement yourbusy shelves and serials with theSmall Business Administrationwebsite. With links to contacts,local resources, tax information andmuch more, this site can make yourlibrary the focal business point of your community today!
Don’t forget the tools and services
located on this site! 
RITA Bureau of Transportation Statistics(
SBA.Gov (Small Business Administration(http://www.sba.gov) 

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