If you're not finding what you're looking for on this guide, feel free to Google it! As a good rule of thumb stick with government or military sites and you can find great resources online through the U.S. government. These sites will generally avoid bias, contain no ads, and update regularly.
The .gov and .mil site limiters have already been added for you, so simply type your search term(s) before of after the text in the Google search box.
If your search is still pulling up .com or .org results, try using Google's "Advanced Search" options.
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder comes from several censuses and surveys.
Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government's open data initiative. Here you will find tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
FDsys stands for the Federal Digital System of official U.S. government publications. FDsys is currently in the process of replacing the Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is the "Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government." This information storage and retrieval site allows for simple and advanced searching of authenticated, official, and up-to-date government information from all three branches.
This is the official online source for IRS tax forms, instructions, and publications.
This site searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.
We also have several Library databases available to help make finding Government Documents and federally-funded research information easier. You can access any of these databases for free from our library, or on campus if you are connected to the WVSU WiFi or Internet.
Academic One File (Gale) on campus.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) is available both on and off campus.
CQ Researcher on campus and off campus.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) available on and off campus.
EUR-Lex Access to European Union Law - free for the public.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States on campus only.
If you're having trouble accessing any of these links, try accessing them again from our Library's Alphabetical Database List. Some databases allow you to link directly to their content, and others require a few more steps. If you're still having issues, Ask Us!