Government Information and Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics (US): The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (US): The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
Bureau of Prison: This website provides statistical data on federal prison populations by gender, race, ethnicity, age and other demographic characteristics.
Catalog of US Government Publications: Federal publications that include descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
Census Bureau (US): This is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy
Data.gov: A one-stop shop for data provided by the US government. Includes raw and geospatial datasets.
FedStats: From the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, this website provide easy online access to the full range of statistics and information produced by scores of federal agencies for public use.
FedWorld: Central information network of the U.S. federal government, with searchable access to agencies and departments, documents, databases, etc. — a comprehensive site for searching for, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information.
Federal Digital System: From the U.S. Government Printing Office, identifies public information resources within the three branches of the federal government (including electronic information resources), describes the information available in these resources, and assists in obtaining the information.
Freedom of Information Act: From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, this website facilitates access to U.S. government information in executive branch agency records, either through the Electronic Reading Room or by inquiry directly to the National Archives and Records Administration.
Gifts of Speech: Women’s Speeches from Around the World This website promotes free access to and preservation of speeches of inspirational and influential women from around the world.
GovEngine.com: Directory for U.S. federal, state and local websites, including courts.
GovTrack.us: Free online service to track activities in the U.S. Congress such as the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records in the Senate and House of Representatives and information on Members of Congress.
National Archives-Online Research Tools and Aids: From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration of the U.S. government, a guide to finding online federal records and information about them, including from Presidential Libraries.
Occupational Outlook Handbook | US Bureau of Labor Statistics: The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
SearchGov.com: Searches millions of Web pages of executive agencies, independent agencies and state and local levels.
United States Government Manual: Searchable official information source about the agencies of the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Video and image sources.
USA.gov: Large official United States government Web portal offering easy access to all online U.S. federal, state and local government resources, by various means of approach. Excellent source for such information, with tutorials.