Finding Government Information

Finding Tools—National

FDSys (Federal Digital System)
Search for U.S. federal government publications.
Search across U.S. government agencies for data sources.
Search across U.S. government websites.
Search data generated by the executive branch of the U.S. government.
Track legislation as it makes its way through Congress. (This service replaces Thomas.)

Finding Tools—Utah

Utah Government Publications Online
Search for Utah government publications. This is a good source for tribal information, too.
Utah Data
Find publicly available data on Utah.
Utah State Legislature
Track legislation as it moves through Utah's legislature.

Government Sources for Statistics and Demographics

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
The BEA provides economics accounts statistics.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
This agency collects information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The BLS measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
The BTS compiles a comprehensive set of transportation statistics covering all forms of transportation.
Census Bureau
The Census has been collecting demographic and economic data since the 1790s. Their American FactFinder lets you build your own tables and charts using their data.
Economic Research Service
This office of the US Department of Agriculture collects data related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.
Energy Information Administration
This agency collects data covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
FRED is a database of economic data collected by the Federal Reserve Bank.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
NASS conducts hundred of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The NCES is a goldmine of data related to education.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The NCHS, an office of the Centers for Disease Control, collects statistical information on the health of the American people.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
This agency collect data on science and engineering enterprises in the U.S.
Social Security Administration: Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis
This office of the Social Security Administration collects statistics on social security recipients.
State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS)
SOCDS provides data for individual metropolitan areas, central cities, and suburbs.

Select International Sources

Other Information Sources

Farm Subsidy Database
This database tracks agricultural subsidy payments.
Open Secrets
This non-profit organization tracks money in politics.
Sunlight Foundation
This foundation supports multiple projects aimed at greater government transparency.
This tool helps users visualize data.