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The record: A searchable database of endangered species in the United States kept by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about endangered species. You may search by species, state or county or click on an interactive map that shares news about endangered species.
Where you get it: Go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.
How much it will cost: The information is free.