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Licensing at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Licensing, featuring 47 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:

 

ARIZONA

Liquor License Queries – This page lets you choose from numerous queries: License No., Business Name, Location Address, Pending Applications and Interim Permits, Recently Issued Licenses, Expired Licenses, Closed Licenses, Suspended Licenses, Inactive Licenses, Denied Licenses, Special Events. Database is also available as a download.

 

MISSOURI

Sales Tax License Revocations Search – Search for a business with a revoked sales tax license by county, city, business name, or Missouri Tax ID Number (Sales Tax License Number).

 

WYOMING

Wyoming Insurance Company Search – Wyoming Department of Insurance – Enter agent’s name or adjuster’s name in the individual agent search box, enter the agency’s name in the agency search box or enter the company name in the insurance company search box to obtain information about the entity.

For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/licensingdbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

Laws, Legislative Materials, and Legal Issues at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Laws, Legislative Materials, and Legal Issues, featuring 48 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:

 

ALASKA

Alaska Case Law Service – This database provides opinions and some supporting documentation for cases decided by Alaska’s appellate courts since 1960. It is searchable by keyword, citation, decision date, party name, judge and opinion type and by docket number or counsel. This service is operated by Westlaw on behalf of the Alaska Court System.

 

NEVADA

Legislative Histories, 1865 to current – Do you want to see if the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau has compiled a legislative history on a law you’re interested in? Search by bill type, number, year or keyword.

 

WISCONSIN

Eye on Lobbying – From the website, “Using the search options on the menu to the left, you may search for: 1) All lobbying principals, licensed lobbyists, and state agency officials or liaisons; 2) “Principal Interests By Keyword” allows you to search by keyword for the business interests and areas of lobbying interest submitted by lobbying principals; 3) “Changes To Lobbying Registry” allows you to search for recent changes to authorized lobbyists, lobbying principals, and licensed lobbyists.”

For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/lawsdbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

Jobs & Unemployment at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Jobs & Unemployment, featuring 44 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:

 

CALIFORNIA

Alternative Workweek Elections – This database provides a listing of all California employers that have filed alternate workweek election results with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, such as a 4/10 or 9/80 workweek, whether the alternative won or lost. The database is searchable by company name, address, city, county, state, zip code, and date of the election.

 

OREGON

Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) Certified Firms – A database of firms certified in Oregon as disadvantaged, minority, women, and emerging. Allows searches by name, certification number, location, and keyword. Also allows searches by NAIC, NIGP, or ODOT commodity codes.

 

TEXAS

Texas Workforce commission Job Search – The Texas Workforce Commission provides future employees one of the largest job databases in Texas. The site requires users to register to find and apply for jobs with Texas state agencies or universities. A State Application for Employment can be completed on the site. Employers can post jobs, search resumes, and get labor market information as well.

 

For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/jobsdbs If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

History, People & Culture at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is History, People & Culture, featuring 49 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:

 

ALABAMA

Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Database – Search the 131 volumes of the 1867 Voter Registration Records, which was one of the first statewide government documents that record African-American males living in Alabama. Search by name, race, county, or comments.

 

KANSAS

Death Notices of Members of Fraternal Orders – Database includes over 50,000 individuals for whom a notice of death was published in the proceedings of a fraternal order. Fraternal orders included and dates of coverage are: Ancient Order of United Workmen, 1879-1908; Knights of Pythias, 1877-1918; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1873-1970; Rebekah Assembly of the IOOF, 1891-1953

 

WYOMING

Wyoming Newspapers – Wyoming State Library – Available through this website are newspapers printed in Wyoming beginning with the 1849 Chugg Water Journal, in an easily searchable format. Browse or search the more than 900,000 newspaper pages converted from microfilm to a digital format. All text is searchable, including news articles, news briefs, obituaries and other items of interest.

 

For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/historydbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

Health, Medicine & Safety at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Health, Medicine & Safety, featuring 43 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:

 

ARIZONA

Arizona Board of Nursing Online Verification – Search by license number or name; records will include information about actions taken by the Board

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Drug License Search – Searchable database of licensed prescription drug distributors in the state of North Carolina. May be searched online by company name or license number. Or download the entire database in MS Excel format.

 

TENNESSEE

Restaurant inspection scores

 

For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/healthdbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

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