E-Government Tool Reviews: TOXMAP

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXMAP gathers data from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory, the EPA Superfund National Priorities List, and Enforcement Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory and places reported releases and Superfund sites, as well as details on the chemicals involved in each release or decontamination effort and the amount of hazardous substance released in a given year at each site on an interactive map.

Website Reviews: The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is “dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources” and makes satellite-recorded information freely available to the public through its website.

E-Government Tool Reviews: HRSA Data Warehouse

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is responsible for improving access to health care for the nation's poor and underserved, while delivering funding and support to medical professionals who
care for those affected communities. More than just a repository for the agency's data, the HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) allows visitors to explore and use a wide range of health data through interactive, customizable tools such as charts and maps.

You also have access to government information librarians through the Government Information Online (GIO) virtual Ask A Librarian service.  These librarians are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject.

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What's New

The recording of our latest webinar -- An Orientation to Congress.gov -- is available here.

We're currently planning our fall webinar series - please contact us if you have any suggestions for topics to cover in future webinars!