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This page provides links to several federal government agency web sites, meta sites, and online publications. flag02.gif - 472 Bytes = frequently used sites. - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

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American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

CIA FOIA: Electronic Reading Room - "...provide the public with directions on how to request access to CIA information, and to provide electronic access to previously released declassified documents."
Commission on Civil Rights
Current Population Survey
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Defense (DOD): Defense Technical Information Center
Department of Education
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor
Department of Transportation(DOT)
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes FEDSTATS - U.S. government's metasite that directs you to "statistics from more than 100 U.S. Federal agencies."
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FedWorld (NTIS System for Access to Government Information)
General Services Administration (GSA)
Global Change Master Directory
Global (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
GPO Access - U.S. Government Manual: Main Page The Premiere Federal, State & Local Government Site on the Internet
Indian Health Service (IHS)
International Information Programs (U.S. Dept of State)
International Trade Administration (ITA)
The Library of Congress
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Archives and Records Administration
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
National Center for Education Statistics
National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development (IT R&D)
National Institute for Literacy (NIL)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Park Service Southeast Archaeological Center
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes Occupational Outlook Handbook- Provides extensive information on careers.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Census Bureau)
Proquest online edition. ORU database

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress)
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes U.S. Census Bureau
  U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy
The U.S. Government Manual
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research (by Gail Partin)
The White House
flag02.gif - 472 Bytes The World Factbook (CIA)

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

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

arrow 2012 Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book - Data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
See also: Statistical Abstract Series, 1990-2012

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

arrow CountryWatch - Provides international data, statistics and more.

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

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

  • Education
  • HPER
Official web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Education Publications (ED Pubs) star
6,000+ free titles (brochures, posters, research reports, videotapes and more)
The Gallup Organization
Polls on social issues, ethics, values, etc. Try a general search for education.
ies (Institute of Education Statistics): National Center for Education Statistics
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
· 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)
Fact Sheets: Education

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