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Occupational Outlook Handbook - Provides extensive information on careers.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

The World Factbook (CIA)
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Government Web Sites

The links below include federal government agency web sites, meta sites, and online publications.

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal http://www.usa.gov/


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American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau) http://factfinder.census.gov/

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) - http://www.bls.gov/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - http://www.cdc.gov/
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - https://www.cia.gov/index.html
Commission on Civil Rights - http://www.usccr.gov/
Current Population Survey - http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cps.html

Department of Agriculture (USDA) - http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
Department of Commerce (DOC) - http://www.doc.gov/
Department of Defense (DOD): Defense Technical Information Center - http://www.defenselink.mil/
Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
Department of Energy (DOE) - http://www.energy.gov/engine/content.do
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - http://www.hhs.gov/
Department of Homeland Security - https://www.dhs.gov/
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - http://www.hud.gov/
Department of the Interior - http://www.doi.gov/
Department of Justice (DOJ) - http://www.usdoj.gov/
Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/
Department of Transportation(DOT) - http://www.dot.gov/
Department of the Treasury - http://www.ustreas.gov/
Department of Veterans Affairs - http://www.va.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - http://www.epa.gov

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - http://www.faa.gov/
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - http://www.fbi.gov/
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - http://www.fcc.gov/
FEDSTATS - U.S. government's metasite that directs you to "statistics from more than 100 U.S. Federal agencies." https://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - http://www.fema.gov/
FedWorld (NTIS System for Access to Government Information) - http://www.fedworld.gov
Freedon of Information Act Electronic Reading Room (CIA) - "...provide the public with directions on how to request access to CIA information, and to provide electronic access to previously released declassified documents." https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/home

General Services Administration (GSA) - http://www.gsa.gov/portal/
Global Change Master Directory - http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Global Health.gov (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) - http://www.globalhealth.gov/
GPO - U.S. Government Publishing Office - https://www.gpo.gov/
GovEngine.com: The Premiere Federal, State & Local Government Site on the Internet - http://www.govengine.com/

Indian Health Service (IHS) - http://www.ihs.gov/
International Information Programs (U.S. Dept of State) - http://www.state.gov/r/iip/
International Trade Administration (ITA) - http://www.ita.doc.gov/

The Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) - http://www.nas.edu/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - http://www.nasa.gov/
National Archives and Records Administration - http://www.nara.gov/
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
National Center for Education Statistics- http://nces.ed.gov/
National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development (IT R&D) - http://www.nitrd.gov/
National Institute for Literacy (NIL) Federal Register- https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/national-institute-for-literacy
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - http://www.nist.gov/
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - http://www.nih.gov/
National Library of Medicine (NLM) - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - http://www.noaa.gov
The National Park Service: Southeast Archaeological Center - https://www.nps.gov/history/seac/
National Science Foundation (NSF) - http://www.nsf.gov/
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) - http://www.nrc.gov/
Nutrition.gov - http://www.nutrition.gov

Occupational Outlook Handbook- Provides extensive information on careers. http://www.bls.gov/oco/
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA ) - http://www.osha.gov

Small Business Administration (SBA) - https://www.sba.gov/
Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/
Social Security Administration (SSA) - http://www.ssa.gov/
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2016 (U.S. Census Bureau) ProQuest Online Edition - http://statabs.proquest.com/sa/index.html

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress) - http://thomas.loc.gov

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - http://www.usaid.gov
U.S. Air Force - http://www.af.mil/
U.S. Army - http://www.army.mil/
U.S. Census Bureau - http://www.census.gov/
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) - http://www.access.gpo.gov/
U.S. House of Representatives - http://www.house.gov/
U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) - http://www.usitc.gov/
U.S. Marine Corps - http://www.marines.mil/
U.S. Navy - http://www.navy.mil/
The U.S. Government Manual - http://usgovernmentmanual.gov/
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - http://www.uspto.gov/
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) - http://www.usps.com

Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research (by Gail Partin) - http://www.llrx.com/features/supremectwebguide.htm
The White House - http://www.whitehouse.gov
The World Factbook (CIA) - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Government Web Sites - Print Aids

Several print resources provide extensive lists of government and statistical web sites. Use the Table of Contents and/or Index to quickly identify resources you may need.

Finding Statistics Online: How to Locate the Elusive Numbers You Need, call #HA33.5.B47 LRC-R
Government Information on the Internet, call #ZA5075.N68 LRC-R
Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Census Bureau), call #HA202.S72 
U.S. Government on the Web Getting the Information You Need (eBook Collections)
The United States Government Internet Directory (ebrary)
The United States Government Internet Manual, call #ZA5075.G68 LRC-R

Statistics Online Statistical Abstracts

Government Statistical Web Sites

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2016 - Proquest online edition; Print call #HA202.S72 LRC-R

Statistical Abstract Series (1990s - 2012) - Data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

CensusScope - U.S. Demographics: Includes Segregation, Rankings, Charts/Trends and Maps

CountryWatch - Provides international data, statistics and more.

FedStats - Full text statistical statements on current social, economic, health, political, and environmental issues and public policy topics.

World FactBook (CIA) - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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ChildStats.gov
http://www.childstats.gov/
Official web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Education Publications (ED Pubs) star
http://www.edpubs.gov/
6,000+ free titles (brochures, posters, research reports, videotapes and more)
The Gallup Organization
http://www.gallup.com
Polls on social issues, ethics, values, etc. Try a general search for education.
ies (Institute of Education Statistics): National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/
Provides "a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of education in the US and comparisons to other countries." Includes:g:
· Education Statistics Quarterly full text. Free copies can be ordered.
· Digest of Education Statistics -Statistical information covering American education from kindergarten through graduate school. 400+ tables from many sources, both government and private."
· Fast Facts
International Data Table Library star
Projections of Education Statistics to 2018
Statistical Abstract 2012: Education
U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
· American FactFinder: Education
· Educational Attainment in United States: 2010 - Detailed Tables
· School Enrollment
UNESCO's Institute for Statistics: Education (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture)
http://www.uis.unesco.org/
Fact Sheets: Education

Government Publications and Web Sites
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