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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill FAQs – Updated March 24, 2014

FAQs, facts and links about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, download at

Pipe Files: Full text searching

Full text search is now available in the basic and advanced search screens of The Pipe Files: Alaska Gas Line database. Full text search will retrieve all documents containing the search text.

Google Scholar

ARLIS now includes Google Scholar on its database page, providing Founders with authetnicated access to ARLIS subscribed journals via Google Scholar.

Web of Science new look

Web of Science now opens with a simplified search box. Also new...

New Catalog

The new ARLIS web catalog has now replaced the former web catalog. The former catalog is expected to go offline within the next several weeks. Until then the old catalog is available in the Resources menu.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

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Collection Spotlight

Wild and Scenic Rivers

Multi-agency collection of original files and photos documenting selection of rivers for the Wild and Scenic River System and includes all candidate rivers as well as those selected.

Source Water Assessments

Source Water Assessments provide water quality information about public water systems and indicate the level of contamination risk to these water systems from potential or existing contaminant sources.

Sanborn Digital Maps, Alaskan Cities

Digitized insurance maps of selected cities and towns in Alaska, circa 1915 onwards.


The ARLIS E-journal collection includes more than 3,000 individually listed titles, plus additional titles in the Elsevier ScienceDirect collection.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Videos

Raw footage of the early days of the oil spill, its subsequent clean-up, shoreline evaluations, and many other government-led activities related to the spill. This footage may be copied without infringing on copyright.

Mine File Fiche

The Mine File Fiche is an index providing information through 1982 on the claim owner, company, location, type (load or placer), mineral type, years a claim was active, and whether a claim had been proved up on.

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US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy
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Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council