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How To Guides @ US Census
Gateways to Federal and State Data
US Census Bureau QuickFacts
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Statistical Abstract of the US - Historical
The Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published since 1878. It is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other federal agencies and private organizations
United States Census Bureau
Portal to detailed Census data previously included in American FactFinder, DataFerrett, and other discontinued Census products. Unlike QuickFacts, which provides a general introduction to Census data, this site offers access to complex and detailed demographic, economic, and industry information.
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.
Bibliography of Data-Related Literature
Maintains publications and citations based on the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data and archives.
Provides mapping, data, and analytics tools on U.S. demographics, real estate, health, jobs, education, and more topics. Mapping allows for multiple layers and editable data ranges.
America: History and Life
Includes citations of articles and books on the history and culture of the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Provides citations and abstracts of international journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics.
Find citations to academic articles on world history (except the U.S. and Canada), from the 15th century to the present.
For the US Census data "power user", DataFerrett is intended for serious data users who cannot get what they need from the pre-defined data tables or those needing quick, yet sophisticated tabulations.
Government Information and Social Sciences Librarian