Data.gov is an online portal to many government datasets. You can browse by relevant topics to this course like agriculture, climate, ecosystems, etc.. This online data portal is a good place to start a search for government data to use when first looking for data relevant to your research project.
This site offers health related data on a wide variety of topics. It is important to note that the data will not be broken down by Indigenous communities, but will report accumulative data for all Indigenous communities.
The EPA website offers information on US environmental laws and regulations. You can also browse by topic to find information on standards, policies, and more. However, use the data.gov website for data sources.
govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
NCEI is responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old ice core records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental information.
NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. Our goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make our data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, and to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions.
We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change.
The Census Bureau collects data for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population and publishes specific counts, estimates, and statistics. My Tribal Area gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS provides detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities.
KU Libraries Research Data Management page provides guidance on data management plans, data storage, stewardship and access, and consultations on metadata and file formats, file naming and organization standards, citation, and intellectual property and copyright.
Once you have decided on your research topic, start to look at reports, data, and other publications from government agencies (tribal and U.S.), organizations, and research centers specific to your topic. Below are some examples.
The Publications page for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game holds reports on fisheries, subsistence, wildlife, habitat, and boards. These reports could be very useful if your research topic deals with subsistence fishing of salmon in the Yukon or Kuskokwim River areas of Alaska, for example.
You can search U.S. Forest Service publications on the FS Publications page. FS Publications database holds articles, general publications, laws, papers, and technical publications. You can narrow your search by topic and by habitat (forest or grassland) using filters.