College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Applied Sciences

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Atlas: The Louisiana Statewide GIS – The Louisiana Atlas web site makes available to the public data and information related to GIS in Louisiana, GIS data documentation, and data sharing on the World Wide Web. This page is currently maintained by the CADGIS Research Laboratory at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a lab supported by the LSU College of Art and Design and the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. The CADGIS Lab teaches computer-based courses and facilitates research in the areas of computer aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – An annual compilation of federal agency administrative rules and regulations that were first published in the Federal Register.

Congressional Record – Contain the official record of proceedings and debates of Congress from 1994 forward.

Federal Register – Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update – Gasoline and diesel fuel information, data and analysis from the Energy Information Administration. – Geospatial data and services.

Geomatics Information Center

GeoRef – Comprehensive database of the geosciences.

LouisianaMAP – LouisianaMAP is the official mapping portal for Louisiana government. Create, view, and print maps of Louisiana. – Is the site responsible for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the research of the Department of Energy (DOE).

Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection

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Department of Art

Archives of American Art – Research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

Art Retrospective


Indian Arts & Crafts Board – The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. The IACB provides promotional opportunities, general business advice, and information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Native American artists, craftspeople, businesses, museums, and cultural centers of federally recognized Tribes.

Louisiana Division of the Arts

Louisiana State Museum

National Endowment for the Arts – Research publications from the NEA.

National Gallery of Art

Oxford Art Online

Smithsonian Institution

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Department of Biological Sciences


Agricultural StatisticsAgricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.

Amber Waves – The economics of food, farming, natural resources and rural America.

Biological Abstracts

Biology Browser

Census of Agriculture – Leading source of facts and figures on American agriculture. Conducted every five years, the census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them.

Drugs @ FDA – Information on FDA-approved prescription, over-the-counter, and discontinued drug products.

Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide


Information Bridge – DOE scientific and technical information which contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and others.

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium – LUMCON was formed to increase society’s awareness of the environmental, economic, and cultural value of Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments by conducting research and education programs directly relevant to Louisiana’s needs in marine science and coastal resources and serving as a facility for all Louisiana schools with interest in marine research and education.


MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, provides information on diseases, conditions, and wellness in easy to understand language for patients and their family and friends.

National Center for Health Statistics – Provides quick and easy access to a wide range of data from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing.

National Invasive Species Information Center – The National Agriculture Library’s gateway to invasive species information covering federal, state, local and international sources. Includes fact sheets, reports, image galleries, regulations, publications, etc.

National Wetlands Inventory – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Series of topical maps to show wetlands and deepwater habitats.


Ocean Portal – Resource produced by the Smithsonian Institute.

Oceanic Abstracts

PLANTS database – From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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Department of Government and Social Sciences

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Background Notes – From the U.S. Department of State, provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of independent states.

Congressional Biographical Directory – Search for information on members of the U.S. Congress from 1774 to the present day by entering a name, position, or state.

Code of Federal Regulations – Annual compilation of federal agency administrative rules and regulations that were first published in the Federal Register.

Congressional Record – Congressional Record databases contain the official records of proceedings and debates of Congress from 1994 forward.

Congressional Research Service – CRS is funded by taxpayers and provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics that are relevant to current political events.

Constitution of the United States – Provides text, analysis and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy – This collection provides American citizens with direct online access to the basic federal government documents that define our democratic society. These titles contain information about the democratic process that are critical to informed citizens. They support the public’s right to know about the essential activities of the government.

CQ Researcher – Provides reports that cover topics in health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, environment, technology, and the economy.

Federal Register – Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Louisiana Laws – On the left side of the page, choose “Louisiana Laws.” This page allows you to search the codified laws of Louisiana by article, statute or text.

Louisiana Secretary of State Elected Officials Database – Search for elected official by statewide/multi-parish, by parish, or by office.

Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Results Database – Provides official election returns back to 1982.


THOMAS – THOMAS is maintained by the Library of Congress and provides current U.S. federal legislative information on bills, laws, congressional record reports, treaties and information about each member of Congress and how he or she voted on specific bills, etc.

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Department of History and Geography

American Folklife Center

American Memory from the Library of Congress – American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.

Core Documents of Our Democracy – U.S. government portal for maps and geospatial data.

LOUISiana Digital Library – The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of over 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

Louisiana National Register of Historic Places – Search for a historic site in Louisiana by city, parish, theme, level and area of significance, style, architect, and property type.

Louisiana State Map Museum Map Database – The Louisiana State Museum’s cartographic holdings dating back from 1525 to the present.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

National Atlas of the United States – Contains interactive and static maps using data from over 20 government agencies that capture and depict the patters, conditions, and trends of American life.

National Geologic Map Database

The National Security Archive from George Washington University

Our Documents – 100 milestone documents of American history.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

U.S. Board on Geographic Names – From USGS, this board maintains uniform geographic name usage.

U.S. Geological Survey

The World Factbook – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 260+ world entities.

Department of Languages and Literature

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress

Language Resources at FREE

Literature at  Library of Congress

National Endowment for the Arts – The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Math SciNet

Math World

Mathematical Association of America

ORNL computer Science and Mathematics Division

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Department of Music

A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology

National Jukebox-Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress

Oxford Music Online

Smithsonian Folkways

Department of Physical Sciences

NASA Astrophysics Data System – A digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.

NASA Scientific & Technical Information  (STI) Program – Functions to collect, organize, provide access and preserve NASA’s research and development published results.

NIST Chemistry Web book – This site provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.

PubChem Project – PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is a component of NIH’s Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, Pcsubstance, Pccompound, na dPCBioAssay, respectively.

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