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Online Databases Available by Subscription

The National Technical Information Service offers information collections and datafiles directly on the Web as fee based subscriptions. For additional sources of online information, see our Databases section.



Agricola Database
Comprehensive source of millions of records related to U.S. agricultural and life sciences information. This database is compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Agris Database
A cooperative system for collecting and disseminating information on the world's agricultural literature in which over 100 national and multinational centers take part.



Davis-Bacon Wage Determination Database
Developed by U.S. Department of Labor, the database allows you to search on: determination number; state or county; trade; and type of construction.

Service Contract Wage Determination Database
Contains unsigned copies of the latest wage determinations developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. These wage determinations are issued by the Wage and Hour Division in response to specific notices filed to set the minimum wage on federally funded service contracts. A Service Contract Wage Determination Database fact sheet is available separately.


Business - International

World News Connection®
Provides full text information from non-U.S. political speeches, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, periodicals, and books -- all translated into English. A World News Connection fact sheet is available separately.

Bureau of Export Administration Regulations Database
An essential tool for export professionals -- a fully searchable database that offers access to new and revised regulations within hours of release. A Export Administration Regulations Electronic Marketplace fact sheet is available separately.



Energy Science and Technology Database
A multidisciplinary file containing millions of worldwide references to basic and applied scientific and technical research literature of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy.



Drug Enforcement Administration Registration Databases(DEA)
Two databases are available: the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) database used to identify registered health care practioners, and the List 1 Chemicals Registration database to identify chemical handlers registered under the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act (MCA).


A bibliographic database of literature in the field of occupational safety and health.


General Reference

NTIS Database with full subject searching
This search service makes it easy to locate important government information. It provides full descriptive summaries of more than 2,000,000 titles NTIS has received from government agencies since 1964. Using award winning sophisticated search software and thorough subject keyword tags, you can quickly locate just the information you need.

This complete NTIS Database offers unparalleled bibliographic coverage of U.S. government and worldwide government-sponsored research. The information it contains represent hundreds of billions of research dollars and covers a range of important topics including: agriculture, biotechnology, business, communication, energy, engineering, the environment, health and safety, medicine, research and development, science, space technology; and transportation.

Federal Research in Progress Database (FEDRIP®)
Provides access to information about ongoing federally funded projects in the fields of the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.


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