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Government Information

Research Guide for Government Information resources

Federal Government Sources

Note: In June 2010, the Minerals Management Service was renamed: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOE) within the Dept. of the Interior.

For new items, also check the library's online catalog as well as government database FDSys [" Search Government Publications"]

State Government Sources

BP - Reports, Statements

Also check testimony of executives at Congressional hearings as well as interviews.

University Sources


General News Sources

Newsweek - "What the Spill Will Kill" (cover story 6/14).

In addition, most Library news databases have a way to limit to a "cover story" - which is ideal for overviews on a topic. Tech users can access Academic Search Complete, LexisNexis Academic, Research Library (ProQuest), and Factiva (links from "Databases" tab).

National newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal cover this disaster daily - fully accessible via ProQuest Newspapers or Factiva databases.

Local newspapers around the Gulf coast cover this extensively - notably, ones in  New Orleans Alabama , Tampa Bay area, and  Tallahassee .