Bureau of the Census
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Census provides information
on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics
of the nation through its demographic statistics program. The Census of
Governments collects state and local data on public finance, public employment,
and governmental organization, powers, and activities.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, BEA produces some of the most
closely watched economic statistics made by government officials, business
people, households, and individuals. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the
national income and product accounts (NIPA's), which feature the estimates of
gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, the BJS
collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on
crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of the justice
system at all levels of government and internationally. It also provides
technical and financial support to state governments for development of criminal
justice statistics and information systems on crime and justice.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
A part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the BLS produces statistics on
employment and unemployment, consumer expenditures, prices and living
conditions, wages and employee benefits, productivity and technological changes
in U.S. industries. It also makes projections of economic growth, the labor
force, and employment by industry and occupation. The BLS is also responsible
for keeping statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses.
Federal Depository Library Program
Federal publications and other information products are made available for free
public use in Federal depository libraries throughout the United States. In
addition to the publications, trained librarians are available to assist in
Library of Congress (LOC)
The LOC Online makes available many of the millions of materials and exhibitions
housed within it. Features include: American Memory, a collection of materials
and media from U.S. History; International Horizons, a collection of materials
and media from around the world; America's Story, a site which brings history to
life for children and families; THOMAS, an exhaustive source of legislative
information; and scores of digital exhibition pages.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S.
Government. It works to promote the progress of science; to advance the national
health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. The NSF
initiates and supports science and engineering research through grants and
contracts as well as by evaluation of current research organizations, programs,
The official U.S. gateway to all government information, USA.Gov is the catalyst
for a growing electronic government. The powerful search engine and ever-growing
collection of topical and customer-focused links connects users to millions of
web pages - from the federal government, local, state, and tribal governments
and to foreign nations around the world.
U.S. Government Printing Office
Created to satisfy the printing needs of Congress, GPO today is the focal point
for printing, binding, and information dissemination for the entire Federal
community. In addition to Congress and the White House, approximately 130
Federal departments and agencies rely on GPO's services. Congressional
documents, census forms, Federal regulations and reports, IRS tax forms, and
U.S. passports-all are produced by or through GPO.