Can you add a link for my website to the USGS website?

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Per Department of the Interior policy, the USGS does not provide links to organizations outside the federal government unless they are official research partners of the USGS. 

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How should I cite a USGS website?

The USGS does not require a specific format when citing our websites. You should follow the citation guidelines provided by instructors or publication editors as appropriate. Unless you are citing a specific USGS publication, the author of a USGS website is almost always "U.S. Geological Survey". Also acceptable: "United States Geological Survey"...

Are USGS reports/publications copyrighted?

USGS-authored or produced data and information are considered to be in the U.S. public domain and can be freely used without permission. All we ask is that you acknowledge the USGS as the source. While the content of most USGS webpages is in the U.S. public domain, not all information, illustrations, or photographs on our site are. Some non-USGS...