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Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) accessThe GPO website Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) allows browsing or searching of CFRs from April 1996-present.
Approximately two years of the most recent CFR are also available in hard copy in the Legal Collection at NOAA Central Library.
Further information about the CFR and how it is organized is available on the GPO site Code of Federal Regulations.
Congressional Record access
Congress.gov includes the searchable, full-text of the Congressional Record from 1995 (104th Congress) - present.
The GPO website Congressional Record includes the daily Congressional Record from 1996 - present.
Approximately two years of the most recent Congressional Record are also available in hard copy in the Legal Collection at NOAA Central Library
Further information about the types of materials published in the Congressional Record and how it is organized is available on the Congress.gov site About the Congressional Record.
Federal Register AccessThe GPO website Federal Register provides links to daily issues of the Federal Register, 1994 - present.
Approximately two years of the most recent Federal Registers are also available in hard copy in the Legal Collection at NOAA Central Library
Further information about the types of materials published in the Federal Register and related publications in the Federal Register publications system is available on the National Archives Federal Register page.
International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee papersInternational Whaling Commission (IWC) Scientific Committee papers are available at NOAA's National Marine Mammals Laboratory (NMML) Library in Seattle. The IWC Scientific Committee papers collection at the NMML Library includes papers from 1949 to the present, with 2004 to the present in electronic format.
These IWC Scientific Committee papers tend to be cited and summarized in the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, but the Journal does not publish the full-text of the papers. For information about accessing the papers, contact:
National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) Library
NOAA Photo Library - how to creditMost images in the NOAA Photo Library are in the public domain and cannot be copyrighted. You have permission to use any images that are not identified as copyrighted. Please credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library and the photographer, if identified.
The About the Images page explains this restriction, and how to download images.
NOAA Sources of Moving ImagesVideorecordings from NOAA, other Federal agencies, and commercial producers may be discovered by searching the catalog of the NOAA Library and Information Network: NOAA Libraries' Catalog (NOAALINC)
Another source of motion picture and video footage from NOAA, is:
NOAA General Information
NOAA-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - This page features links to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages of NOAA's various offices and programs, addressing their various subject areas and operations. They are categorized by NOAA topic, and include information identifying the office or program which produced the FAQ information.
NOAA History web site Stories and Tales of the Fisheries Service area
NOAA History web site History of the National Marine Fisheries ServiceVoices from the Fisheries - a NOAA Fisheries oral history database documenting the human experience of the fisheries of the U.S.
NOAA recordsFor information on NOAA's records at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), see this section of NARA's Guide to Federal Records: Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1860-1993
Related records in other record groups at NARA include:
Women and NOAA
On the "History Makers" section of the NOAA 200th anniversary website, there are profiles of ecologist/author Rachel Carson (who worked for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries from 1935-1952) and Susan Solomon (a NOAA Senior Scientist who has done pioneering work on ozone depletion in the Antarctic)
"Women Change the Face of the NOAA Corps" - NOAA Celebrating 200 Years of Science, Service, and Stewardship website
"Evelyn Fields - A Career of Firsts" - NOAA Celebrating 200 Years of Science, Service, and Stewardship website
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer* - National Geographic in the Field web site