Friday, July 10, 2009

DARTS now available from the FDLP & NTIS

From the Government Documents department...

Did you know that The Fred Parks Law Library is a designated U.S. Federal Depository Library? That means that we can access restricted government databases for free. One such database is called DARTS (Depository Access to Reports, Technical and Scientific), a project of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). DARTS provides access to approximately 240,000 full text documents dating from 1964 to 2000. The documents, produced by many different Federal agencies, are downloadable as full-text PDF files. Much of the content covers scientific, techinal, and medical topics, but the database also includes reports dealing with behavior and society as well as law. A few interesting titles...

Space Stations and the Law: Selected Legal Issues

Legal Constraints on Information Warfare

Legal Impediments to Information Sharing

Women in Jail: Legal Issues

Because access to the database is restricted to FDLP users, it can only be used in the library. The reference librarian on duty can log on to the site for you. The DARTS pilot program is still in the beta testing phase, so, if you have comments to share, please do. The FDLP and NTIS will appreciate the feedback.