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Government Documents: Finding Government Statistics
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year -- giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services.
Data USA combines publicly accessible US government data from a variety of sources to create unique maps and visualizations which provide insight on critical public policy issues such as poverty, income, education, occupations, and public health.
Provides access to the the full breadth of Federal statistical information without having to know which Federal agency to search. Covers: economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, energy, farm production, and more.
The Data.gov catalog brings together datasets from hundreds of US agency sources across the US federal government and from 50 non-federal sources. This resource is a library of datasets that can be downloaded and manipulated. For access to statistical data in an end-user friendly format, see PolicyMap, the American Community Survey, or DataUSA.
Provides access to the world's largest active archive of climate data. You can search the entire site by location, link to a specific dataset, examine satellite, radar or weather balloon data and more!
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC's mission is to manage the Nation's resource of global climatological data and information to promote global environmental stewardship. They monitor and assess the climate and support efforts to predict changes in the Earth's environment.
Although no longer published, this was an indispensable reference for "statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included." Previous editions up to the final edition in 2012 are available.
This service provide a common means for accessing national, international, regional or industry statistics; print, save or export data / reports; chart the data to make it visually appealing. An excellent resource for determining the general growth of various industries over the last several years.
Request full-text articles, chapters/sections of books, books, and conference proceedings. Look for the green squirrel when you're in a library database to request items. Articles usually arrive within 2 business days; books and other physical items typically arrive in 5 business days.