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- Includes more than 50 sources including EPA, ERIC, GAO, Data.gov, FBI Vault, FdSys, NCJRS, National Archives and Library of Congress
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Free government website: http://catalog.gpo.gov/
- Finding tool for electronic and print publications from the U.S. legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
- Contains more than 500,000 descriptive records for historical and current publications generated since July 1976
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- For publications issued prior to 1976, consult the printed Monthly Catalog (JPL Reference Z1223 .A18).
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- Also allows searching throughout the web for government, technical, and business information
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
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Statistical Abstract of the United States (via ProQuest) (UTSA subscription)
Free Website: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ (1878-2012)
Summarizes statistical data from a wide variety of government agencies in over 1,500 tables. Check original sources of data for more detailed information. Essential starting place for all U.S. statistics. Tables available in PDF, HTML and Excel formats.