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United States Statistical Sources
FedStats provides links to more than 100 statistical agencies of the United States government. The content and web interfaces are maintained by the individual agencies.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau site is the primary source for Census 2000 data. Much of the data can be manipulated online and the results downloaded. In addition, the Census Bureau provides population estimates and projections, economic statistics, government finance data, and much more.
ProQuest Statistical Insights
Thousands of statistical publications on all topics. Recent data is available at the link above; earlier data is on microfiche in Hunt Library.
Population Reference Bureau
PRB provides instant summaries, both graphically and in text, of the demographic features of the U.S. population. Data can be customized by users on such topics as population estimates and projections, race and ethnicity, migration, income and poverty, the elderly population, and more. The data also may be downloaded.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The US government's body for the collection and dissemination of data on employment, wages, productivity, occupations, prices, etc.
Sources for Datasets
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
The ICPSR archive includes studies from the social sciences and related disciplines, including significant international datasets. Since Carnegie Mellon is a member of ICPSR, faculty and students can order data free of charge. Data files can be downloaded directly to your on-campus workstation from the web site.
International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO)
This site offers links to prominent data archives throughout the world.
NESSTAR Explorer offers a free tool to find data across organisational and national boundaries and for browsing and downloading both data and metadata. Users must download the NESSTAR Explorer software and register online to download data.