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Fact Sheet 057–99

U.S. Geological Survey Information Sources

By U.S. Geological Survey

Archived Publication—Most of the information contained in this publication is no longer current and is not expected to be updated.

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As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological sciences and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides reliable, impartial scientific information to describe and understand the Earth. The USGS offers to customers data and information on the Nation’s water resources, natural hazards, mineral and energy resources, and the environment. The USGS also provides information on the status and trends of biological resources and ecological factors affecting living resources.

In 1995, the USGS began making some dramatic changes to meet the changing scientific needs of the Nation. The new USGS incorporates minerals information specialists from the former U.S. Bureau of Mines and biological experts from former National Biological Service to complement its traditional strengths in mapping, geology, and water resources.

First posted March 1999

Superseded by FS 006-02

Superseded by FS 034-01 – no online version available

Superseded by FS 043-00 – no online version available

Supersedes FS 125-95 – no online version available

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Suggested citation:

U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, U.S. Geological Survey information sources: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 057–99, 2 p., available only online at

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