Government and Statistics


General Resources, Search Engines, and Directories

Main Branches of the Federal Government

Google Uncle Sam
Single search engine for searching U.S. federal, state, and local government information.

American FactFinder
Interactive, searchable Internet database that provides population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U.S. Census.

County and City Data Book
Collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the county and city level.

LSU Libraries Federal Agencies Directory
Complete list of federal agencies. Search a hierarchical list; by government branch; or using their search engine.

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer information on food, health, product safety, money, and transportation.

FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
Comprehensive directory of official federal, state, and local government and court links.

GPO Access
Access to official published information products produced by the Federal Government.

Historical Statistics
U.S. population, immigration, business, political and social statistics from the 19th & 20th century.
Topical maps of the U.S.
Generates maps, graphs and statistics by country.

United States Government Manual, 1995/96 to present
Directory of U.S. agencies and officials.

University of Michigan Library Documents Center
Reference and instructional tool for government, political science, statistical data, and news.
Most comprehensive search of government on the internet; contains millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, most of which are not available on commercial websites

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Bills and Legislation

GPO ACCESS Multiple Database search
Search for specific bills, registers, budgets, manuals, and more. open-source, not-for-profit, non-partisan web resource which brings together official details of bills and votes with news coverage, blog posts, and public comments.

Searchable database of bills, resolutions, legislation, and more.

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Business and Economics

BEA - Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current Industrial Reports
Manufacturing, mining, and construction statistics

Economics and Statistics Administration's releases of key economic indicators.

Economic Report of the President (1996 to present)

Federal Reserve System
Foreign Trade Statistics
Includes statistics by country, state, and product.

Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Use drop down menus for any state, region, or country to view standard graphs, tables, and maps depicting economic conditions, and observe how they have changed over time.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics
College and University Campus Crime Statistics

Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Hate Crime Statistics (1995 to 2005)
  • Uniform Crime Reports (1995 to 2006)
    Annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
Preserves and distributes crime and justice data from federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator-initated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis.

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Census Bureau Education Statistics
Includes current population surveys for ecucational attainment and field of training.

National Center for Education Statistics
National Student Loan Data System
Student loan and school debt information.

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Endangered Species Program

Environmental Protection Agency

Online Climate Data

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

County Health Rankings
This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county´┐Żs health.

Health Data Tools and Statistics
Data from U.S. agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries.

Health & Human Services DataFinder
Data supported by the Department of Health and Human services and other agencies.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Local Employment Dynamics
Measures the performance of state, county, and metro area economies.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Unemploment Weekly Claims
From the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

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American Community Survey
Provides socioeconomic estimates for cities, counties, states, and other population groups.

American FactFinder
Searchable database of population, housing, and business statistics from the U.S. Census.

County and City Data Books (1988 to present)

Immigration Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

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Indiana Government Resources

Main Branches of State Government

Constitution of the State of Indiana (formerly Access Indiana)
Indiana's official Web portal; provides access to state government information and services.

Local Indiana Government
Information on regional and county governments.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Legislative Code

Indiana State Information Center
Customer service-oriented information about Indiana government and law.

STATS Indiana

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Current Population Reports
Series of reports produced by the Census Bureau. Topic are varied. Examples: "Voting and Registration in the Election of 2004"; "Poverty Among Working Families 1998"; "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in 2006"

Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
Generates comparative data, graphs and maps by country.

Pew Research Center
"Numbers, facts, and trends shapping your world" Contains current data from polls conducted by PEW. Many topics, including:

Statistical Abstract
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

World Fact Book
Country statistics compiled by the CIA. Click on the Dynamic Statistical Tables link to generate your own comparative statistics. Very useful if you want to compare country to country population, geography, or income statistics. Warning: the dynamic tables can be slow to load.

“World statistics updated in real time"

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Updated 04-Mar-2010 SWH