Government Resources

NABC Library: Government Resources

 
General: Information by Topic

USA.gov – The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal http://www.usa.gov/

FedWorld.gov (links to top US Government Websites) http://www.fedworld.gov/govlinks.html

GPO Access (service of the U.S. Government Printing Office) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys

GPO Access: Federal Resources Organized by Topic (topical index of government Internet sites) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys

History, Arts, and Culture http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History.shtml

North Carolina Government Portal http://www.ncgov.com/

Occupational Outlook Handbook at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Thomas (Library of Congress) http://thomas.loc.gov/

US House of Representatives (laws, bills, votes, etc.) http://www.house.gov/

Education

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (free teaching resources and lesson plans from the federal government) http://free.ed.gov/

National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education) http://nces.ed.gov/

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/

Medline Plus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/

History

Library of Congress: American Memory (various topics including African Americans, Native Americans, culture, music, religion, etc.) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/

Teaching with Historic Places: American Indian History http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/nov99.htm

Library/Librarianship

Library of Congress: Librarians, Archivists http://www.loc.gov/library/

Native Americans/American Indians

Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S. Department of the Interior) http://www.bia.gov/

Bureau of Indian Education http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIE/index.htm

First People http://www.firstpeople.us/

Tracing Indian Ancestry http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm

Public Administration: American Indian and Alaska Native Populations http://www.publicadministration.net/resources/american-indian-and-alaska-native-populations

U.S. Census Bureau: Facts on the American Indian and Alaska Native Population http://www.census.gov/newsroom/minority_links/aian.html

US Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service http://www.ihs.gov/index_main.asp

Science and Computer Technology

Science.gov http://www.science.gov/

Social Sciences and Missions

Information concerning various nations and cultures is valuable for courses in social sciences (e.g., sociology, church history, marriage and family) and missions (e.g., church growth, personal evangelism, and cross-cultural communication). The ministries of pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, etc. benefit from demographic information and statistics. Such information is available at the following government Websites:

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

World Fact Book https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Library of Congress

Country Studies http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

United Nations

Country at a Glance http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index.asp

U.N. Cyber Schoolbus http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/index.asp

InfoNation (view and compare statistical data on UN member states) http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation3/menu/advanced.asp

Indigenous Peoples http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/indigenous/index.asp

United States State Department

Home Page http://www.state.gov/

Countries (countries and regions of the world) http://www.state.gov/countries/

Travel and Living Abroad http://www.state.gov/travel/

WWW Virtual Library

International Affairs Resources (annotated links to a variety of subjects) http://www2.etown.edu/vl/

United States Government Information Sources http://www2.etown.edu/vl/usgovt.html

European Union at http://www2.etown.edu/vl/eurunion.html

United Nations at http://www2.etown.edu/vl/un.html

Other Intergovernmental Organizations at http://www2.etown.edu/vl/otherigo.html

Other Government Websites Offering Demographics and Statistics

American FactFinder (statistics on population, health and nutrition, elections, geography, environment, communications, etc.) http://factfinder2.census.gov/

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links (statistical data on Native Americans) http://www.census.gov/aian/

Data.gov http://www.data.gov/

Federal Government Publications (links to family, education, health, etc.) http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php

Federal Statistics (gateway for statistics from over 100 federal agencies) http://www.fedstats.gov/

Map Maker (allows researcher to make own map based on information/statistics needed) http://www.nationalatlas.gov/mapmaker

National Atlas http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – School District Demographics http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/index.asp

Population and Household Economic Topics (links to various subjects; e.g., age, ancestry, births, children, deaths, education, families, foreign born, grandparents, Hispanic origin, households and families, immigration, language use, marital status and living arrangements, overseas U.S. population, poverty, race, wealth, and well-being, etc.) http://www.census.gov/people/

Statistical Resources on the Web (U.S. and foreign) http://http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm

University of Michigan Documents Center (federal, state, and local government information, also foreign and international governments and agencies) http://guides.lib.umich.edu/cat.php?cid=1471/

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page http://www.census.gov/