Government Resources links to federal and state agencies that collect, evaluate and publish statistics and other information on a wide variety of topics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people offers a great deal of related information on its web site, including "Health Topics A to Z," health news for travelers, women, men and seniors, and reports on occupational health and injuries.
Central Intelligence Agency
A most useful part of this federal agency website is "The World Factbook 2000," found under "Publications and Reports." Profiles of all countries are included here, with information ranging from the countryÕs flag to its economy to its military.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Check out the "Ten Most Wanted" list, read up on major ongoing investigations, or enter the Electronic Reading Room to view scanned documents of now declassified information. Of major interest to Criminal Justice students will be the "Uniform Crime Reports" link, which leads to crime data collected from each state.
USA.gov was legislatively mandated through Section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002. As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. This site helps citizens connect to services, and providing the government and its employees with resources.
Forms from the Feds
This site provides printable, downloadable government electronic forms.
United States Digital Access
Access to all branches of Government General Printing Office and other Government informational websites and pages, such as pages for the Code of Federal Regulations and Congress are now available through this single United States Digital Access portal.
The following are websites to various agencies.
Dept. of Agriculture
Dept. of Commerce
Dept. of Defense
Dept. of Education
Dept. of Energy
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Dept. of the Interior
Dept. of Justice
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of State
Dept. of Transportation
Dept. of the Treasury
United States Government - Office of Homeland Security
News and issues.
United States Government - Office of the President - George W. Bush
News about the President, policies, programs and biogaphical material.
United States Goverment - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
This online service makes available material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, in hardcover printed volumes entitled The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. This hardcopy series includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush, as well as President William J. Clinton.
Congressional Research Reports
While theCongressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports, requiring citizens to request them from their Member of Congress, this site provides posted reports from its members. It aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different Web sites since 1990. Hosted by University of North Texas libraries, this site provides an easy to use search engine.
United States House of Representatives Home Page
Members, directory, operations and search engine.
United States Senate Home Page
Members, directory, operations and search engine.
FindLaw - US Supreme Court
FindLaw is an excellent source for legal information online, including Supreme Court decisions, biographical materials on Justices, historical information and data on recent cases. This site is easy to search. Tip: when conducting a Party Name Search, type in only one of the party's name.
United States Supreme Court
Official page of the US Supreme Court, the Legal Branch of the United States Governement.
United States Supreme Court - Opinions
Supreme Court Opinions and Orders from the 1992-1993 session through the 1999-2000 session in WordPerfect 5.1, ASCII and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document (PDF) format.
United States Supreme Court - Decisions - 1937 - 1975
A searchable database.
Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research
This excellent site includes basic research instruction and links to Supreme Court cases, opions, case summaries, oral arguments, Supreme Court Justices, and court administration. This Law Library Resource Exchange site is maintained by Gail Patin, Associate Law Librarian in the Sheely-Lee Law Library at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law.
The White House
Policies, the President, news, appointments, history, the library and even what the First Lady is up to. For information and continuous updates of Presidential documents go to the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Site at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html
Search this alphabetical listing for information on the 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts. Information includes community and public school profiles, finances, state legislatures, and helpful phone numbers.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The official website of the Commonwealth, with links to publications, government services, and web pages of government officials.
The UMass Donahue Institute's Economic and Public Policy Research unit works with faculty on all five campuses to produce high-level economic and public policy research. The results of this research are disseminated as free-standing research reports and through MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
MassBenchmarks - 2009 Massachusetts Counties Characteristics Release
Summaries of the June 10, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau release of its 2009 County Characteristics Estimates for Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the United States
"The Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIPS) is a dynamic, user friendly information service that provides free, online access to these and many other health and social indicators. With MassCHIP you can obtain community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators and evaluate health progress"
Massachusetts Benchmarks - State Data Center
The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. It is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments
The portal to the Massachusetts Governement.
Massachusetts Senators and Representatives by City and Town
A terrific resource complete with phone numbers, addresses and photos of the elected representatives who serve you.
Massachusetts State Laws - General Laws of the State of Massachusetts
Text of the General Laws organized by chapters. You can also search the General Laws at the related General Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/mgl/mgllink.htm The following cautionary warning is issued: "This is NOT the official version of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data provided, do not rely on this information without first checking an official edition of the MGL." The Jonathan Edwards Library maintains the up-to-date, hard-copies of the General Laws.
National Conference on State Legislatures
The NCSL web site provides personalized, comprehensive access for state legislators and legislative staff. Some of this site is accessible by public. Use the public access link.
Quick Facts on Massachusetts from the US Census
Browse, search, and map data from many Census Bureau sources: the 2000 and 1990 Census, the 1997 Economic Census, the American Community Survey and the Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal
Bureau of the Census
As the web page says, this is "your source for social, demographic, and economic information." This site has its own search engine, making it quite easy to navigate.
Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of the Census
This web site is another vehicle for distributing Census publications.
Census State Data Centers
Links provided here to each state data center. State data centers work in conjuction with the U.S. Census Bureau to collect and disseminate statistical information useful to business leaders, researchers, and the public.
Demographic materials based on the US Census for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research (MISER) is an interdisciplinary research institute of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.
National Center for Health Statistics
Information on all aspects of health and health care in the United States.
State and City Datasystems
The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs
State and County Quickfacts
uick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography based on the 2000 Census.
Long published by the U.S. Census Bureau in print form, "Uncle Sam's Reference Shelf" is now available on-line. Click on Adobe Acrobat PDF Files to begin. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader (software), a link to download it (for free!) is included. Online version of the 2011 Print edition with Backfiles going back to 1995. NOTE: The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendium program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products - - the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book.
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment, unemployment, job safety, wages and earnings and productivity are just some of the subjects of these statistical studies. International
InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.
Data from the European Economic Community.
US Census International Database
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
Updated updated 1/10/2012