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  • FDsys - Dates: varies
    Official Source for Online Government Information

  • CenStats - Dates: Current
    Data from U.S. Census databases.

  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - Via ProQuest - Dates: varies
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

  • Code of Federal Regulations - Dates: Current
    General and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.

  • ProQuest Congressional - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Pending legislation, U.S. laws, testimony before Congress and other Congressional documents. See also: HeinOnline.

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight - Via ProQuest - Dates: varies
    US and international statistics. Includes full text statistical tables and abstracts of additional statistical sources.

  • Thomas - Dates: Current
    Congressional bills, U.S. laws, the Congressional record, committee reports, roll call votes, and U.S. government information.

  • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents - Dates: 1993 - current
    Full text statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.

  • Treaties and Agreements Library - HeinOnline - Dates: Varies
    Contains all the US treaties and other international agreements, including official and unofficial treaty publications.

  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library - HeinOnline - Dates: Varies
    Full-text searching on the U.S. federal legislative history.

  • U.S. Statutes at Large - HeinOnline - Dates: 1789-2007
    Full-text archive of the US Statutes at Large.

  • BLS Statistics via Bureau of Labor Statistics - Dates: 1994-current
    Provides datasets on labor economics, working condition, employment and pays, inflation and price, consumer expenditure survey.

  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports - Dates: 2004-current
    Nonpartisan research and policy analysis prepared by CRS for members of Congress.

  • County Business Patterns - Dates: 1998 - Current
    Data on US businesses: number of establishments, employees, and payroll; from entire US to ZIP code level, by NAICS or SIC.

  • Declassified Documents Reference System - Via Gale Group - Dates: 1905-2000s
    Full text of more than 78,000 declassified U.S. federal documents.

  • FedStats - Dates: Varies
    A gateway for statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Access by topic and geography.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog - Via FirstSearch - Dates: 1976 - current
    Identifies publications of U.S. government agencies on all topics published by the Government Printing Office.

  • HeinOnline - Dates: varies
    Extensive collection of government publications and related materials. Includes title list and search tips.

  • Homeland Security Digital Library - Dates: Varies
    Collection of full-text government documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.

  • Interactive Data via Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - Dates: Varies
    Provides access to BEA data in national, international, regional or industry levels. BEA updates its data in near real time.

  • Nation Digital Archive - Dates: 1865 - current
    Full text, plus graphics, from The Nation magazine from 1865 on.

  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - Dates: Varies
    Statistical data related to education in the U.S., including public school district finance information.

  • New York State Data Center - Dates: Varies
    Provides the state's primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data.

  • Open Data: State of New York - Dates: Varies
    New York open data portal that searches local and state data in one place. The datasets are sorted by subject and location.

  • Statistics Canada - Dates: Varies
    Oficial website for Canadian census data, economic and health indicators, and social and justice conditions.

  • U.S. Census - Business and Industry - Dates: varies
    Includes data from the Economic Census and the Population Census that relates to business and industry.

  • USA Trade Online - Dates: Current
    Official source of current and cumulative U.S. export and import statistics.
    Access is available at the following workstations in the Business and Government Information Library and Rush Rhees Reference Department: BGIL Reference Desk and REF Pub 34-Win7.

  • - Dates: Varies
    Official portal to U.S. government web pages. Keyword access to digitized government documents.

  • USPTO Patent Database - Dates: 1790 - current
    Full text and images of U.S. patents.

  • USPTO Trademark Database - Dates: 1884 - current
    Full text and images for pending, registered and dead U. S. trademark records.

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