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Blogs, Mobile Apps & Social Media

Connect with USA.gov - you can connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, our blog, RSS feeds, and StumbleUpon.

Federal Government Blogs - links to blogs either put out by agencies of the federal government or by independent organizations about the federal government.

Federal Mobile Products - Government native apps, hybrid apps, responsive sites and mobile websites offer official information and services from the palm of your hand.

Government and Social Media Wiki: Federal Agencies – each office's use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds and Flickr are tracked.

Verify U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts - tool lets you verify if a social media account is managed by the U.S. federal government.

 

Data & Statistics

American Factfinder - provides access to census data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

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.
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) - offers transportation data and analysis as well as other related information for all 50 states.

Data.gov - find Federal, state and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.

Economic Research Service - informs and enhances public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.

Eurostat – mission to be the leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe.

FedStats - supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics.

Finding Statistics – NCU Library guide on search techniques and resources for finding statistical information.

Finding Datasets - NCU Library guide on search techniques and resources for finding datasets.

IRS: Tax Statistics - wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.

National Agricultural Statistics Service - provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - Nation's principal health statistics agency provides statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web – directory of statistics websites provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau - serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. Includes a collection of all Surveys, as well as a Library of publications, working papers, multimedia content, infographics, and photos.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices.

USA.gov: Data and Statistics – locate federal data and statistics by topic.

The World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

 

Departments & Agencies

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, this agency protects America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - mission to preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.

Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information - connection to science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - intel-driven national security and law enforcement agency, providing leadership and making a difference for more than a century. Provides Stats and Services, as well as Reports and Publications.
 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - supports our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
 
Federal Research Division - Provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects to agencies of the United States Government, the District of Columbia, and authorized Federal contractors.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) - inspired libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement.

National Institutes of Health - nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) - an independent agency of the U.S. Government created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) - independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.

USAID - lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

U.S. Census Bureau - serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. Includes a collection of all Surveys, as well as a Library of publications, working papers, multimedia content, infographics, and photos.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food.

U.S. Department of Defense - provides the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.

U.S. Department of Commerce - promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans.

U.S. Department of Education - promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

U.S. Department of Energy - ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises.

U.S. Department of the Interior - protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

U.S. Department of Justice - federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

U.S. Department of Labor - fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Department of State - shapes and sustains a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and fosters conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

U.S. Department of Transportation - ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

U.S. Department of the Treasury - oversees the production of coins and currency, the disbursement of payments to the public, revenue collection, and the funds to run the federal government.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - serves and honors the men and women who are America's veterans.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) - official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - protect investors, maintains fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitates capital formation. The EDGAR search tools provide access to more than 20 million filings.

White House - official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States; website provides overviews of issues, branches, the Cabinet, etc.

 

Directories & Search Engines

Congress.gov - official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes Congress.gov Resources an A to Z directory of help pages, research guides, lists, popular saved searches, and more.

GobiernoUSA.gov - the Spanish-language counterparts to USA.gov.

Google Uncle Sam Search Engine - Google specialized search engine that limits search results to .mil and .gov websites only. The results can include any level of government.

GovEngine.com - directory of United States federal, state and local government websites.

GovSpot.com - non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online.

Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies - find contact information for federal government departments and agencies.

Kids.gov - portal to government websites designed especially for kids and educators.

Official US Executive Branch Web Sites – directory of Executive Branch websites.

Science.gov - searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies.

USA.gov - official web portal of the U.S. government, connecting people with government information, benefits and services.

WelcometoUSA.gov - federal government website designed to help new immigrants find basic information on how to settle in the United States.

 

International

Electronic Embassy - provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C., with links to Web-based resources where available.

Eurostat – mission to be the leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe.

International Organizations – links to selected intergovernmental organizations, and sites from the European Union and United Nations.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - agreement signed in 1994 by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral rules-based trade bloc in North America.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web – directory by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes links to international statistical organizations and national statistical agencies of other countries.

The World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World Trade Organization -the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

 

Libraries

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Library Directory – a listing and map of US federal libraries around the world.

Free Government Information (FGI) - promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

Government Information Online (GIO): Ask a Librarian - you can ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international).

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) - provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Library of Congress - nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items.

MedlinePlus - National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends; it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

National Agriculture Library - one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - the nation's record keeper, providing public access to Federal Government records.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) - federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Library of Education - serves as the federal government's primary education information resource to the public, education community, and other government agencies.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) - world’s largest biomedical library; maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

National Transportation Library - acquires, preserves and manages transportation information and information products and services for use by DOT, other Federal agencies, and the public.

Presidential Libraries  – archives and museums that bring together the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration.