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HONRS 399 The Wabash: A Historical, Artistic, Anthropological, Economic, Political, and Scientific Understanding of Indiana's State River.: U.S. Government Information Resources

Provides access to historical and contemporary information resources on this topic as well as information on using credible scholarly resources to conduct research for this class.

U.S. Government Information Resources

The U.S. Government is the world's largest publisher producing information on subjects from accounting to zoology.  Numerous historic and contemporary agencies have been involved in policymaking affecting the Wabash River and its environs.  Examples include:

USDA Census of Agriculture (Provides information on national, state, county, and congressional district agricultural activity.  Done every five years for years ending in 2 and 7.  Available starting in 1840

USDA County Soil Surveys

Historic Censuses of Population (1790-2010)

American Factfinder (Census Bureau tool providing detailed recent economic, social, and demographic information for states, counties, zip codes, and Census tracts in the Wabash River area).

County Business Patterns (Annual Census Bureau publication providing data on county economic activity)

Regional Economic Accounts (Source on regional economic activity from Commerce Dept's Bureau of Economic Analysis)

To Compel With Armed Force:  Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Tippecanoe (Prepared by U.S. Army's Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS).

State Energy Resources and Consumption Data (Prepared by U.S. Dept. of Energy's Energy Information Administration)

EPA Toxic Release Inventory (Lists released of toxic chemicals into the air, ground, and water by federal and industrial facilities) Use TRI Explorer to find this data.

EPA Water Information

EPA Region 5 Office (This Chicago-based office covers EPA activities in the Wabash River region)

Army Corps of Engineers (Agency responsible for military construction, selected dam construction and maintenance, and flood control) Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Agency responsible for responding to and mitigating natural and human-caused disasters.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center (Provides access to maps supporting the National Flood Insurance Program and contains information on flood hazards.)

Kappler's Indian Affairs:  Laws and Treaties (Courtesy-Oklahoma State University Library)

United States Geological Survey (Interior Dept. agency conducting geological analysis of the U.S. and other countries)

USGS Water (Documents U.S. water resource activities) USGS Waterwatch (Historic and current streamflow data for U.S. rivers)

National Park Service  George Rogers Clark National Historic Park

Hathitrust Catalog (Provides access to historic U.S. Government and state government resources on numerous Wabash River topics)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service      Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge

Local Climatological Data (Historic and contemporary weather data for many U.S. regions including selected counties)

Wabash River Photos, Prints, & Drawings from the Library of Congress

Federal Highway Administration (Transportation Dept. agency responsible for the federal highway system and transportation planning and funding.  Other Transportation Dept. divisions cover waterways, railroads, and aviation.)

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