This guide contains a webliography of resources to assist with historical research.
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016
These are freely available government statistical sources that you can find on the Internet.
- GPO Access
The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
- Census Bureau's International Data Base
Provides population demographics and population trends for the world and many large countries.
This new portal for government data on the web, mandated by the new Administration, has the goal of making data easier to access and more web 2.0 friendly.
This portal helps you locate data from over 100 statistic-tracking agencies in the U. S. government.
- U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
The BEA tracks the GDP of the nation, provides access to state GDPs, reports on the state of national and international accounts, and tracks other data on the state of the US economy.
- United Nations Statistical Division
The UNSD home page is an essential stop for finding international statistics gathered by UN statistical bodies.
- Catalog of US Government Publications
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
The catalog offers you the option to find a nearby Federal Depository Library that has a particular publication.
Government Documents cover a broad range of topics including criminal justice; laws and regulations; congressional hearings; Supreme Court Opinions; and economic, demographic and agricultural statistics. You can access our Government Documents Collection serveral ways: through the Catalog (with links to GPO Access); the printed Monthly Catalog housed in the Index Area; selected titles on CD-ROM; and the Catalog of Government Publication via GPO Access. These items are classified by the Superintendent of Documents Classification Scheme and must be retrieved using that call number. The library's Government Documents Department is located on the Lower Level of the library.