Publicly Accessible Resources: Resources by Location

Items listed on this guide are openly accessible and without cost (although no-cost registration may be required for some resources).

Virginia resources

Searching Extension Resources

Easy search access to resources provided by your Land-Grant institutions.

This service allows you to search the resources provided by your Cooperative Extension Service using a Google Custom Search Engine that includes many of the Cooperative Extension web sites provided by your Land-Grant institutions.

U.S. government & public policy gateway

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Archive Policy Commons houses a collection of over 36,000 articles and reports published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from the 1980s to 2020s. Documents are available to download in PDF format. To access a document within the EPA  Archive, you must first be signed-in to Policy Commons using your VT credentials, then you will be prompted to verify your VT email address. After verifying your email, you will be able to search the EPA Archive to view and download documents.

Screenshot of Policy Commons prompting user to verify their email address to confirm their affiliation with Virginia Tech.Screenshot of Policy Commons EPA collection. The Virginia Tech branding is visible in the top banner, showing the user is signed-in with VT credentials.


International information sources