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Computer underground Digest Sun Dec 12 1993 Volume 5 : Issue 93 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Copy Editor: Craig Shergold, III CONTENTS, #5.93 (Dec 12 1993) File 1--Internet Resources -- U.S. Federal Gov't Information Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically from The editors may be contacted by voice (815-753-0303), fax (815-753-6302) or U.S. mail at: Jim Thomas, Department of Sociology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115. 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Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1993 09:44:26 CDT From: Maggie Parhamovich Subject: File 1--Internet Resources -- U.S. Federal Gov't Information ((MODERATORS' NOTE: We receive periodic requests for sources of government information available electronically. The following list is the best single summary we've found)). ++++++++++++++++++++++++ I am sending out the 5th edition Internet Resources: U.S. Federal Government Information. New on this edition: the list moves from Dalhousie University to UNLV and will be placed on a ftp site. Also, I have added some discussion lists and am particulary interested in local government documents discussion lists. I hope to add to the Library Catalogs section in the next edition with more catalogs which maintain a separate documents catalog. This list has grown almost beyond what is reasonable and I am seeing increases in the number and availablity of government gophers. I see this as a positive development as more information becomes accessible on the net and easier to find. Please forward any changes and corrections to me directly. Maggie Parhamovich Head, Government Documents University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 89154-7013 INTERNET RESOURCES: U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION Release 0.5, October 1993 Compiled/copyright by Maggie Parhamovich (, Government Documents, Dickinson Library, University of Nevada Las Vegas. This document is available via anonymous ftp at the University of Nevada (ftp directory /liaison). This guide was compiled primarily for librarians who provide reference assistance for U.S. Government Documents and contains telnet, gopher and ftp sites which may assist in providing reference service for library patrons who need government information. It is impossible to fully index Internet sites and I recommend utilizing Veronica, Archie and gopher servers to locate more information. FreeNets also provide easy access to government information especially for local and state information. A new feature on the gopher at the University of Syracuse is Oliver which provides easy access to many U.S. government sites and gophers. Also, check out the NST and USDA Gophers which provide easy access to many U.S. government databases. Government information, especially electronic is constantly changing and I welcome any corrections and suggestions. A word about gophers; if I know the telnet address and password for a gopher I have included login instructions. However, I recommend you "point your gopher client" to other gophers instead of using telnet. This not only facilitates login but may also be easier to use. Your computing services can provide you with information on your institution's gopher capabilities. Original funding and research was conducted with the support of ALA/USIA Fellows Program. As a Fellow to Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and the University of New Brunswick, Canada I conducted a number of workshops on U.S. government information. I appreciate the support of the ALA/USIA Fellows Program which provided the opportunity and time necessary to investigate electronic government information. Reproduction/distribution without my permission is allowable for nonprofit educational purposes so long as this document is left fully intact and includes the copyright notice. Please send any comments and suggestions to Table of Contents Internet Sites...................................... Library Catalogs................................... Discussion Lists................................... INTERNET SITES Internet sites are listed by agency or topic. Use telnet, gopher, or ftp commands to access the following sites. Login passwords for telnet sites are provided when known. For gopher sites, you may use either telnet or gopher to access the site. To obtain government documents and information on ftp sites, use the ftp command and login as anonymous and use your e-mail address as your password. IP addresses are listed when known. AGRICULTURE Extension Service, USDA In addition to USDA information, this gopher contains a variety of government information including the "National Performance Review" and Presidential publications. Address: gopher OR gopher Login: password unknown - use local gopher client GRIN: National Genetic Resources Program Address: gopher Login: password unknown - use local gopher client United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Gopher Includes information from the USDA Extension Service, National Agriculture Library and Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE). Address: gopher Or gopher PENPages U.S. agricultural database administered by Pennsylvania State University which contains information on agriculture and weather. Address: ftp Login Username: U.S. state abbreviation or "world" if outside CENSUS DATA Merit Contains 1990 Census data. Address: telnet ( Login: gopher Select: um-ulibrary COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF Economic Bulletin Board (EBB) Available free of charge through September 30, 1993. Address: telnet Login: trial Also available through several gophers: University of California - Santa Cruz Address: telnet Login: gopher University of Maryland Address: telnet ( Login: gopher University of Michigan Address: telnet Login: gopher National Export Strategy, TPCC Report to Congress Address: ftp Directory: pub/export CONGRESS United States House of Representatives Constituent Electronic Mail System This is a pilot program to test the feasibility of establishing an e-mail system. For information, send a request for information to: United States Senate Bibliographies Contains bibliographic records from the 99th Congress to the present. Address: ftp ( OR*** Directory: /pub/ncsu/senate Or Address: gopher Directory: library without walls/study carrels COPYRIGHT LOCIS - Library of Congress Contains copyright information and records from 1978 to the present. Address: telnet ( EDUCATION Department of Education/OERI Institutional Communications Network (INET) Address: gopher ERIC Auburn University (1966-) Address: telnet ( Command: select Application Note: requires a TN3270 Syracuse University (1984-) Address: telnet ( OR telnet ( Command: suinfo and AskERIC Address: gopher University of North Carolina Address: telnet ( Login: launch Name/Password: select and remember your password for future sessions Command: Select Topical Documents Search (WAIS) University of Saskatchewan (1983-) Address: ( Login: sonia National Education BBS Address: telnet ( Login: guest ENERGY Comprehensive Oil and Gas Information Source (COGIS) Contains up to ten years of oil and gas data collected by the Energy Information Administration. For information on subscribing, call EIA's National Energy Information Center 202-586-8800. ENVIRONMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) Dendrome Gopher A collection of specialized forest tree genome databases which is being developed by the Institute of Forest Genetics. Address: gopher EPA Includes EPA publications including the full text of Access. Address: telnet ( Login: public EPA Address: gopher National Environmental Data Referral Service (NOAA) Address: gopher Office of Environmental Safety and Health (DOE) Address: gopher Smith's BigFun List I have no idea what this contains but it looks interesting! Documents located in directory /pub/bigfun. Address: ftp FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT Address: gopher Also available on listserve: sub fedjobs firstname lastname Also available as ftp: ftp directory fedjobs FEDERAL REGISTER Counterpoint Publishing/Internet Company Provides free access to the Federal Register. Address: telnet Login: fedreg Password: register Or gopher FEDIX (Federal Information Exchange Inc.) and MOLIS (Minority Online Information Service) Address: telnet ( Login: fedix OR molis ID: new FEDWORLD (NTIS) Provides connections to many government bulletin boards and online systems as well as full text for some government publications including the "National Information Infrastructure: Agenda Action". Address: telnet ( Login: new FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FDA Bulletin Board Contains news releases, aids information and consumer information. Address: telnet ( Login: bbs GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO) GAO Daybook on CapAccess The GAO Daybook lists the reports and testimony issued daily. Address: telnet Login: guest Password: visitor type "go federal" GAO REPORTS Address: ftp ( Directory: GAO-REPORTS GEOGRAPHY see also USGS Earth Science Data Directory Address: gopher Geographic Name Server Provides information by city or area code on population, latitude and longitude, and elevation. Address: telnet 3000 ( 3000) Login: name of city and state (phoenix, az) Global Land Information System (GLIS) Contains land use maps. Address: telnet ( Login: guest HEALTH see also science CancerNet Contains cancer information from the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) in English or Spanish. Send e-mail message to: Enter "help" in the body of the message for a content list Also available via gopher: Address: gopher National Center for Biotechnology Information Compiled by the National Institutes of Health, the directory contains databases and software which has been deposited at the NCBI. Address: ( Directory: repository National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Address: gopher NIH Server Includes reports from GAO, the President, Department of Labor and the National Institute of Health. The NIH Server is also adding full text of government documents including the "National Performance Review". Address: ftp ( or Address: gopher Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Contains a variety of health statistics including statistics on AIDS. Address: gopher LEGISLATION LAWLIB Contains legislative bill information, full text of treaties, Canadian statistics and indexes to legal periodicals. Address: telnet ( Login: lawlib Or Address: gopher Legal List - University of Maine A consolidated list of all of the resources available on the Internet. Address: ftp ( Directory: public/nic/ LOCIS - Library of Congress Contains current status of federal legislation from 1973 to present as well as copyright information and the LC catalog. Address: telnet ( unknown name Contains copies of laws for each state in /pub/law. Address: ftp ( WASHLAW Address: telnet Login: washlaw LIBRARY OF CONGRESS see Library Catalogs MILITARY Defense Data Network (DDN) The how-to guide to the DDN is located in the netinfo directory, filename nug.doc. Also available is a directory of internet addresses of people who have registered on the DDN. Address: ftp ( Navy News Service (NAVNEWS) Contains official news and information about fleet operations and exercises, personnel policies, budget actions and documents. To subscribe to NAVNEWS: e-mail to: Documents available through e-mail to: (include return e-mail address) OR ftp US Military Academy, West Point The USMA gopher contains a variety of data including math info and USMA news plus access to the USMA library system and the US Army Personnel Information Systems Command BBS. Address: gopher Login: password unknown - use local gopher client USMA Ranger Address: gopher ( Login: password unknown - use local gopher client NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) Ames Research Center Address: ftp ( COSLINE NASA's computer software management and information center which is maintained at the University of Georgia. Needs vt100 emulation. Address: telnet ( Login: ENTER for first time users ENVIRONET Space environment information service. Address: telnet ( Login: envnet Password: henniker Goddard Space Flight Center This gopher will enable you to connect to a variety of NASA sites and other government gophers. Also referred to as "toybox". Address: telnet Login: gopher Images Address: telnet temporarily removed Los Alamos National Laboratory Address: telnet Login: gopher Or Address: gopher Lunar Planet Institute Includes information on geology, solar systems and astronomy. Address: telnet ( Login: lpi NASA Extragalactic Database (NED) Address: telnet ( Login: ned NASA Headline News Contains daily press releases from NASA. Use the finger command instead of telnet. Address: NASA Mid-Continent Regional Technology Transfer Center In addition to technology information, Mid-Continent provides gateways to other government bbs' and wais'. Address: telnet ( Login: bbs NASA Science Internet Network Information Center E-mail address to the help desk at the Goddard Space Flight Center for questions on NASA software, files or general NASA topics. Address: Phone: 301 286-7251 Fax: 301 286-5152 NASA Spacelink Provides the latest NASA news including shuttle launches and satellite updates. Address: telnet ( Login: newuser NASA Technical Reports Contains reports produced at NASA Langley Research Center including technical papers and reference publications. Electronic reports may omit illustrations and the database is experimental as of April 1993. Address: ftp Network Applications and Information Center This site is both a gopher and ftp site. Address: telnet OR ftp Login: naic NICOLAS (Network Information Center On-Line Aid System) Address: telnet ( Login: dftnic NODIS National Space Science Data Center The official site for publicly available NASA data. Address: telnet ( OR telnet ( Login: nodis NONA (National Science Internet Online Network Aid) Address: telnet ( Login: nsinic OR nsi_db NSI File Cabinet Contains Internet RFC's, software, and general information on networking. Address: ftp ( Planetary Data System (PDS) Address: telnet ( Login: pds_guest Planetary Data System Geosciences Node Located at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, this database provides a direct source of assistance in using Magellan data. Address: ftp ( Directory: graphics/magellan Miscellaneous NASA Anonymous FTP Sites ( ( ( ( Miscellaneous NASA sites Login procedures are unknown but many are available through the gopher at the Goddard Space Flight Center. These may also be FTP sites. ( NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORD ADMINISTRATION (NARA) Library of Congress Gopher Contains files from NARA. Address: gopher NIH Server Contains information on SEC data files and other NARA records. Address: ftp ( Login: anonymous Password: guest or Address: gopher NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) Address: gopher Or gopher NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERE ADMINISTRATION Earth System Data Dictionary (NOAA) Address: telnet ( Login: noaadir National Environmental Data Referral Service (NEDRES) Address: gopher NOAA - Space Environment Services Center Clearinghouse for informational resources on solar coronal structure, magnetic reports, geophysical alert reports, etc. Address: telnet Login: SEL NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION see also NREN NSF FTP Site Address: ftp NSF WAIS Address: telnet ( Login: wais National Science Foundation Provides a wide variety of government information including easy access to many U.S. government gophers. Address: telnet ( Login: public Or Address: gopher NREN National Science Foundation Contains the NSF plan for NREN under /pub/recompete/impl.ascii and program reports under /pub/fnc/readme.txt. Address: ftp NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) NATODATA Provides NATO Headquarter public information as well as NATO studies and reports. E-mail: send mail to "" with text "subscribe NATODATA firstname lastname". Archives Address: ftp ( Directory: /pub/history/military/nato or Address: telnet ( Directory: educational resources/international/nato NUCLEAR ENERGY ES&H Nuclear Safety Gopher Contains energy and nuclear energy information. Experimental as of 9/29/93. Address: gopher Nuclear Data Center Contains national nuclear data. Address: telnet ( Login: nndc Office of Management and Budget National Science Foundation Includes directory of selective OMB reports. Address: ftp PRESIDENT See also Reference Texts which contain many presidential documents and proposed budgets. Economic Plan (President Clinton) Address: ftp Directory: USDOC-OBA-INFO National Information Infrastructure Agenda Address: gopher President Clinton's e-mail Address: OR Vice-President Gore's e-mail Address: White House Press Releases May be found on many gophers and also available through a variety of discussion/distribution lists: alt.activism alt.politics.clinton alt.politics.reform alt.politics.usa.misc talk.politics.misc cmu.soc.politics assocs.clinton-gore-92 To receive press releases via e-mail, send e-mail request to: clinton-info@campaign92.0rg Releases can be tailored to specific topic areas such as speeches or economic policy. Specify "help" in the subject line for more details. Archives of the press releases are available through several sites: CalTech Address: ftp File: /pub/bjmccall MIT Address: ftp File: /clinton/logyymm (select time frame) University of North Carolina Address: telnet ( Login: swais (Also available with FTP command under /pub/academic/political-science/whitehouse-papers/1993) REFERENCE TEXTS CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Catalog) Contains the full text of the "Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance" under Government Publications or Information Databases. Address: telnet Center for Electronic Records (NARA) Provides copies of government reports including GAO reports and the President's Economic Plan. Address: ftp ( Cornell Law School Contains information from government agencies including full text of reports. Address: telnet Login: gopher Law Library Contains NAFTA agreement in /pub/lawlib/nafta. Address: ftp ( OSS-IS Contains many FAQ's, FTP lists, library and service lists plus government documents. To obtain an index: mail with "send index" as your message. Address: ftp PANDA (Pan-Campus Data Access Network) Contains a variety of sources under reference works including the World Factbook. Address: telnet Login: vt100 Select: online info sources/online libraries/reference works Rutgers CWIS Includes some basic U.S. government reference sources and texts. Address: telnet ( Syracuse University Includes Oliver, a gopher connection to many US government internet sites. Address: gopher UC-Santa Cruz InfoSlug contains a variety of data including presidential documents and U.S. documents including the World FactBook. Address: telnet Login: gopher University of Maryland University of Maryland CWIS has collected a wealth of information on a variety of topics including the 1992 Presidential Campaign, Census information, Supreme Court Decisions and GAO reports. Address: telnet ( Login: gopher or info Select: info-gopher interface/government University of Michigan Address: telnet OR telnet Login: gopher (for first address) University of North Carolina Contains the United States Budget, Health Care Plan and a variety of government documents. Address: telnet ( Login: swais Or gopher Or gopher (Also available with FTP command under /pub/academic/political-science) University of Pennsylvania Contains a variety of U.S. government information including Clinton's administration, government directories and speeches. Address: telnet ( Internet Wiretap Contains a variety of interesting and informative materials on the U.S. government. Address: gopher World Wide Web Contains CIA World FactBook as well as other reference texts. Address: telnet ( SCIENCE Genetic Sequence Data Bank (NLM) Address: gopher National Referral Master File, Library of Congress Listing of organizations which are qualified and willing to provide information on science, technology and the social sciences. Address: telnet ( NEWTON Government bulletin board for those teaching and studying science. Address: telnet ( Login: cocotext Oceanic Information Center Address: telnet ( Login: info Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) Contains ribosomal sequence data. Address: ftp ( Directory: pub/RDP E-mail Access: Science and Technology Information System (STIS) Address: telnet ( Login: public Spacemet A science and space bulletin board. Address: telnet ( Login: guest SUPREME COURT Supreme Court decisions are available through several gophers and ftp sites. Cleveland Free Net Contains U.S. Supreme Court decisions under "Courthouse". Address: telnet ( telnet telnet Login: Username: visitor Case Western Reserve University Decisions are contained in the directory /hermes. Address: ftp ( Merit Address: telnet Login: gopher Youngstown Free Net Contains Supreme Court and Ohio State decisions as well as weather information, U.S. budget figures and freedom documents. Address: ( Login: visitor TRAVEL ADVISORIES also available on many gophers St. Olaf Address: telnet Located under: /gopher/databases/us-state-department- travel-advisories Archives Address: ftp File: /pub/travel-advisories/archive OR /pub/travel-advisories/advisories The latter file contains the most recent advisory for a particular country. You may also subscribe to the travel advisories list. To subscribe send your e-mail address to: UNITED NATIONS United Nations Development Program Gopher Address: telnet UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) see also geography Seymour State of Maryland gopher which includes information from the Maryland Geological Survey and USGS. Address: gopher USGS Gopher Address: gopher Or gopher USGS Weekly Seismicity Report Address: gopher WEATHER INFORMATION Weather Service Contains city and state forecasts, ski conditions and earthquake reports. Address: telnet 3000 ( LIBRARY CATALOGS Air Force Institute of Technology Address: telnet ( Login: afitpac Password: library Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) CARL maintains a U.S. documents database for post-1976 publications. In addition to Colorado Library Catalogs, CARL maintains gateways to other CARL sites such as University of Hawaii and University of Wyoming. CARL also has gateways to other systems including Melvyl, Boston Library Consortium and databases such as Choice and Journal Graphics. Address: telnet ( Login: carl Terminal type: vt100 Access to CARL's Government Documents is possible through other CARL sites including: Arizona State University Address: telnet ( Login: carl Terminal type: vt100 ASU also maintains a database of Arizona and United States statistics. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Library of Congress (Data Research Associates) Address: telnet ( Library of Congress Address: telnet ( Or gopher UNCBBS Access to libraries nationwide including the Library of Congress. Address: telnet ( Login: launch United States Military Academy Address: telnet University of California and the California State Library (MELVYL) An impressive variety of databases and library catalogs are maintained in the Melvyl system. In addition to UC catalogs, Melvyl has gateways to NASA, Rutgers reference texts, Dartmouth's reference tools, and a weather database. Address: telnet ( or 31.1.01 or or Login: Terminal type: vt100 University of California at Berkeley UC Berkeley has fully cataloged their government documents including U.S. pre-1976 documents, however, not all U.S. documents are classified by SuDoc call number. Address: telnet ( DISCUSSION LISTS BAYOUDOC (Bayou Area Government Documents Discussion Group) Subscribe: send message to with message sub bayoudoc user@nodename firstname lastname CALDOC-L (California Documents Librarians) Subscribe: send message to with message subscribe caldoc-l COGOPUB-L (Colorado Government Documents List) Subscribe: send message to with message subscribe cogopub-l DOXNJ (Government Information in New Jersey Forum) Subscribe: send message to with message subscribe doxnj firstname lastname GOVDOC-L (Government Documents Discussion List) Subscribe: send message to with message subscribe govdoc-l firstname lastname MAPS-L Subscribe: send message to listserv@uga with message subscibe maps-l firstname lastname NATOSCI (NATO Science Programme) Subscribe: send message to with message subscribe natosci firstname lastname TXDXN-L (Texas Documents Information Network) Subscribe: send message to with message sub txdxn-l firstname lastname WINDY-L (Restructuring the Depository Library Program Conference) Archives: send message to with message index windy-l ------------------------------ End of Computer Underground Digest #5.93 ************************************


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