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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.
    Ask at Rush Rhees Q & i Desk for username and password

  • - 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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