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Please join us on GODORT Blog!

April 4, 2009

This blog was started to promote the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project. This is a project of the State and Local Documents Task Force of the American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (ALA GODORT).

ALA GODORT has launched its own blog at Now that ALA GODORT has its own blog, Rebecca Blakeley and I are going to posting the project’s state agency database highlights there. We hope this will raise the profile of the highlights and draw more documents librarians as contributors to this project.

We hope you’ll be interested in all of the ALA GODORT postings, but if you only want to see posting about state agency databases, please visit

This blog will no longer be updated, but will be left as an archive of database highlights and as a partial subject index to state agency databases.

Thank you for your interest in state government information.


If you’ve found this blog useful, let me know!

October 5, 2008

Hi All,

You’ve probably noticed that this blog has been quiet for the past few weeks. I work on a number of activities and this highlight blog has suffered for it. Judging from the traffic patterns for the last six months, I don’t know if this blog is doing what I’d hoped – getting people to visit the site of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States.  If it’s not driving traffic, then I should probably drop this blog.

But if some of you have been finding this service helpful, please let me know. Leave a comment or write me at dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net. If 10 people respond by next Sunday, I’ll make a renewed effort to post notable state databases after the national election. And if I can’t get 10 people to affirm support for the blog, then I’ll drop it. No sighs, no whines, no worries. Just the start of a new journey to publicize the project.

Because I put this and other blogs into my personal twitter feed, I want to make it clear that I am only considering dropping State Agency Database Highlights and not my other blogging activities.

LA: Louisiana State Museum Map Database

August 19, 2008

The Louisiana State Museum’s cartographic holdings are extensive so it’s a good thing they created a searchable database of their collection! The cartographic holdings include original works and facsimiles, dated 1525 to the present. The map collection includes maps related to the exploration and settlement of Louisiana during the colonial period and delineation of its cities after the Louisiana Purchase.

Be aware that not all records contain images of the map, but by viewing all maps, you can easily click on the maps that do contain images (as noted by a green box).

My favorite map is the 1683 map of “New France and Louisiana, Newly Discovered“. It just makes the Gulf look…odd.

The Louisiana page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Rolanda L. Ridley, Government Documents Librarian, Southern University at New Orleans.

TX: Find Drug Sellers

May 21, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight will help you find a local pharmacy — if you live in Texas:

Pharmacy Database – Search – Searchable by License Number, Pharmacy Name, Owner Name, Street Name, City, County, and Zip Code. Records provide participation in state medical programs, whether they accept Internet prescriptions, address and owner information.

Here is a sample record:

Pharmacy Database – Detailed View – License # 11128
Search Options > New Search > Detailed View
Search Help | Status Codes | Terms of Use
Current Status Active
License # 11128
Expiration Date 07/31/2008
Date License Issued 05/31/1985

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78219-1708
County BEXAR
Phone (210) 227-5262

Pharmacy Details
Prior Disciplinary Orders* No
Class of Pharmacy Community
Type of Ownership Corporation
Type of Pharmacy Community (Multiple/Chain)

* Information relating to disciplinary orders
is current as of (30 days prior to this date).

A written request for information regarding prior disciplinary orders may be submitted to the office of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Disciplinary orders entered pursuant to Chapter 564 of the Texas Pharmacy Act are confidential and not subject to disclosure.

Click here for Employment Information
for Licensed/Registered individuals employed at this Pharmacy.

Click here for information regarding
Remote Pharmacy Services.

[ Yahoo! Maps ]
Click here to see a map.

Pharmacy Profile ¥
Accessible to disabled persons? Yes
Translating services
Participates in the Texas Medicaid program? Yes
Participates in the Texas Kids Insurance Program (SKIP)? No
Dispenses prescriptions in response to an Internet order? No
Delivers prescription to a patient in this state? No
¥ Please note: The data regarding accessibility, translating services, and insurance participation is self-reported by the license holder and no warranty regarding the information is created . Therefore, neither the State of Texas nor the licensing agency accept any legal liability or responsibility or may be held liable or responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or usefulness of this information. Should you have any concern as to the accuracy of the data in this system, please contact the license holder or facility for clarification.

Owner Information for PHARMERICA Showing 4 record(s)
Owner Name Owner Title Owner Address
TAMPA , FL 33619

The Texas page of State Agencies Across the Fifty States currently has no documents specialist. If you’d like to adopt Texas databases and have knowledge of Texas government information, please e-mail Daniel Cornwall at dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net.

KY: Rare Plant Database

May 21, 2008

Did you know that the Hairy Ludwigia are endangered in Barren County, Kentucky? You can find more information like this at the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission’s (KSNPC) Kentucky Rare Plant Database which monitors information on endangered, threatened and species of concern plants monitored by KSNPC. You can search by common name, scientific name, or by county. Each record contains comprehensive information about the plant, as well as it’s “state status” of protection and diagnostic characteristics.

NV: Meet your telecom needs

May 9, 2008

If you are moving to or within Nevada and you’re concerned about the availability of broadband internet or other telecommunications services, put your mind at ease with today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Bureau of Consumer Protection, Nevada Telecommunications Service Database – This is great way to find the telecommunications companies operating in Nevada and what services they offer in various locations. You’ll also find links to the FCC, service definitions, long distance rates, a telecom glossary, the Nevada Public Services Commission, and Universal Service information.

You’ll need to be aware of some acronyms, like POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service), but this resource is pretty informative and includes contact information for the various telecom companies operating in Nevada.

The Nevada page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Kathryn Etcheverria.