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Content Source Index

December 21, 2011, 9:10 am
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Free and Open Content Sources

Free and open content sources are organizations which allow the harvesting of their content with appropriate acknowledgements. The typical example here is a government agency whose work rests fully in the public domain, such as many federal government publications. Other examples include non-profit and educational organizations whose copyright allows free use for educational and non-commercial purposes. In most cases, such material is published verbatim from the organization, with some editing for style and length to make the entry consistent with Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) guidelines. Remaining consistent with the EoE governance guidelines, once the entry is up on the EoE, Authors may then add to or edit that material. Every entry from a Content Source is assigned to, and must be approved by, at least one Topic Editor.

Every article from a Content Source carries this disclaimer:

This article is taken wholly from, or contains information that was originally published by, the . Topic editors and authors for the Encyclopedia of Earth may have edited its content or added new information. The use of information from the should not be construed as support for or endorsement by that organization for any new information added by EoE personnel, or for any editing of the original content.


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (articles)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (articles)
Argonne National Laboratory (articles)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (articles)
BioMed Central (articles)
National Library of Medicine (articles)
California Energy Commission (articles)
National Marine Protected Areas Center (articles)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (articles)
National Marine Sanctuaries (articles)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (articles)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (articles)
Congressional Research Service (articles)
National Snow and Ice Data Center (articles)
Convention on Biological Diversity (articles)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (articles)
Department of Energy (articles)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (articles)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (articles)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (articles)
Energy Information Administration (articles)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (articles)
Environmental Protection Agency (articles)
U.S. Forest Service (articles)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (articles)
U.S. Geological Survey (articles)
Food and Agriculture Organization (articles)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (articles)
GreenFacts (articles)
United Nations (articles)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (articles)
United Nations Development Programme (articles)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (articles)
Wikipedia (articles)




Kubiszewski, I. (2011). Content Source Index. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbed527896bb431f69166a


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