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Statista - Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. 


  • American Fact Finder 
    American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

  • Background Notes-US State Dept.
    Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically.

  • Ben's Guide
    Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    CDFA is "a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government."

  • Country Studies
    This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.

  • CIA World Factbook
    The World Factbook, produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence, is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

  • Data.gov
    The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. You will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.mo
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles - O*Net
    Online resource to research occupations.

  • IRS Tax Forms and Publications
    Download copies of hard-to-find tax forms and complete instructions. Adobe Acrobat required.

  • National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences)
    Searchable resource for national education statistics.

  • National Center for Health Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Online research for Health Statistics

  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Search occupation data, including educational requirements and job responsibilities.

  • Sanborn Maps

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - 2012
    Census data.

  • US Government Publishing Office

  • U.S. Congress

  • U.S. House of Representatives

  • Zip Code/Postal Code Lookup
    Search by town or zip code. Also has a list of official USPS abbreviations, including state and US territory abbreviations.

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