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Accessing Government Publications: Other Nifty Information

How to find and use the bountiful information published by the United States government.

Other helpful government data

Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • The mission of the Bureau of Justice Statistics is "to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government."
Consumer Price Index
  • "The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services."
Data.gov
  • The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Economic Indicators
  • Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. Information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Federal Reserve
  • Publications available here include: The Commercial Bank Examination Manual, Federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Data, and the Federal Reserve Bulletin.
Medline Plus
  • MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Statistical information about hundreds of jobs including new jobs added, highest paying, and projected growth.
World Factbook
  • Published by the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Fact Book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.