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The Bureau of the Census http://www.census.gov

Displays eleven functioning buttons: (1) News, (2) Access Tools, (3) Subjects A to Z, (4) Search, (5) Censtats - Censtore, noted later, (6) Just for Fun, (7) About the Census Bureau, (8) User Manual, (9) New on the Site, (10) Population Clock, and (11) Economic Clock. The Search button provides word search, place search, map search, staff search, and other search engines. Search for Subjects A to Z uses words or phrases, separated by commas. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/

Displays ten categories for choosing: Data; Economy at a Glance; Keyword Search of BLS Web Pages; Surveys & Programs; Publications & Research Papers; Regional Information; Mission, Management & Jobs; Other Statistical Sites, What's New; and Contact Information. The user may use the Data button to obtain time series data, series report, FTP, and most news releases.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) http://www2.hqnet.usda.gov/nass

Organized into two categories: Statistical Information and Agency Information. Statistical Information includes Publications, Graphics, Historic Data, Search State Information, Statistical Research, and Census of Agriculture.

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/default.htm

Provides FASTATS, Products, Data Warehouse, News Releases and Fact Sheets, and NCHS Web Search. FASTATS is an index to subjects (including individual State) from A to Z and provides statistical data.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) http://nces.ed.gov/

Provides statistics on elementary, secondary, higher, and adult education, relating to enrollments, graduates and degrees granted, personnel, school facilities and finance, and on libraries. Its home page displays buttons for choosing, such as news, publications, data, and surveys.

Geospatial and Statistical (GeoStat) Data Center http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci

Created in 1998 as a result of merging the Social Sciences Data Center and the Geographic Information Center. The Social Sciences Data Center contains Data Collections, Hypertext Documents, Social Sciences Links, etc.

Statistical Abstract of the United States http://www.census.gov/stat_abstract/

The most useful summary of statistics on social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Data are selected from both government and private publications and some unpublished materials. Its coverage is international, though emphasis is placed on national data of the United States.

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