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Illinois Extension: Government Resources

A research guide for people in Extension at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Resources for Core Programs in Extension

The following are both state and federal government resources pertaining to the core program areas within Illinois Extension

Family and Consumer Science Resources

USDA NIFA Division of Family and Consumer Sciences 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture's programs that "provide resources that advance community vitality and family well-being" in partnership with the Land-grant University and Cooperative extension system. 

Illinois Board of Education Human and Public Services

Prepares individuals for jobs related to the needs of individuals, groups, and society (those working in schools, daycares, government agencies, etc). 

Economic Development Resources

U.S. Census Guide

UIUC library guides that provide information about the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey. 

U.S. Economic Development Administration

A federal bureau focusing on "establish[ing] a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States."

Agriculture Resources

United States Department of Agriculture

Federal Executive Department related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food.

Agricultural Research Service

Research agency for the USDA. 

Illinois Department of Agriculture

State department regulating agricultural industry in Illinois.

Illinois General Assembly - Committee on Agriculture

State Department Committee pertaining to agriculture. 

Energy and Environment Resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The premier agency for teaching, advocating for, assessing and researching Environmental Protection in the United States.

Energy Citations Database

Searchable bibliographic records and energy-related scientific information from the Department of Energy. 

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP/NEPIS)

The EPA's publications National Environmental Publications Interest Site (NEPIS) database. Over 24,000 publications and advanced searching options. 

Community and Youth Development Resources


A youth development organization provided by Cooperative Extension. 

US Department of Education

National Department that develops standards for K-12 education.

National Association of State Boards of Education

A U.S. organization dedicated to helping state boards achieve equity and excellence.

USDA Community Development Resources

Community resources provided by the USDA National Agricultural Library. 

Food Resources

USDA Food and Nutrition

The division of the United States Department of Agriculture that focuses on food and nutrition. Includes child nutrition programs and supplemental nutrition assistance programs, as well as research and resources pertaining to the topic. 

CDC Global Health & Nutrition Resources

CDC website focusing on health and nutrition. 

Citing Government Information

Citing Government Information Guide

UIUC library guide that provide citation tools and help researchers cite government information.