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This LibGuide can be used as a pathway to some of the most important resources for statistical information from the U.S. government.
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This LibGuide can be used as a pathway to some of the most important resources for statistical information from the U.S. government, which is a primary provider of statistical information.  The information is first divided by topic, then further divided by key government agencies which provide the information, then specific key statistical resources and finally resources available in the USA Marx Library. 

Resources listed under ALABAMA include state materials.  Resources listed under INTERNATIONAL include materials published by international organizations and commercial publishers.


General Resources

  • Statistical Abstracts, 2011 ed.
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
    *****Also available in Gov Docs Reference [C 3.134:2011] and in Ready Reference [HA 202 .A299 2011]
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Database for government statistical publications.
    ---Access limited to U. of South Alabama community only.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
    Database of highly interactive data visualization for government statistical sources, including interactive maps, trends and rankings.
    ---Access limited to U. of South Alabama community only.
  • FedStats
    Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies. Search by topic, geography, and agency. [Inactive since 2009]
  • Major U.S. Government Statistical Publications
  • Major U.S. Government Statistical Agencies
    GODORT--Listing of key federal agencies collecting statistical information.
    Access to datasets and apps for data information from the U. S. government.
  • Data and Statistics data and statistics by topics.
  • DataFerret
    U.S. Census Bureau. Data analysis and extraction tool-with recoding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements.
    FERRETT stands for Federated Electronic Research, Review, Extraction, and Tabulation Tool.
  • International Statistical Agencies
    U.S. Census Bureau. Links to statistics from individual countries via their primary statistical agency.
  • Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
    Bureau of Labor Statistics. Links to principal U.S. federal statistical agencies and the national statistical agencies of other countries and international organizations.
  • Statistical Programs of the United States Government
    Whitehouse--Outlines the funding proposed for Federal statistical activities in the President’s Budget. Lists the agencies which have responsibilities for gathering and publishing data.
  • Data-Planet Ready Reference
    Overview of U.S. statistics by 16 categories. Also include statistics for International and States.

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