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Web Data Sources
"Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government."
"DataFerrett is a unique data analysis and extraction tool-with recoding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements."
FRED--Federal Reserve Economic Data
"FRED is a database of over 55,000 economic time series from 45 sources. With FRED®, you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series."
United States Bureau of Economic Analysis
"The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. "
Bureau of Labor Statistics | Data Sources
Labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Includes Census and American Community Survey Data.
Formerly called American FactFinder
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.
"This site is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all."
There are currently over 5,400 datasets available, from all central government departments and a number of other public sector bodies and local authorities.
Office for National Statistics Datasets and Reference Tables United Kingdom
ONS is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. The ONS reports directly to the British Parliament.
World Bank Data
The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog.
Tax Statistics: IRS
Here you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.
American Housing Survey from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the AHS to obtain up-to-date housing statistics for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Trade Data Web US International Trade Commission
The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge.
National Agricultural Statistics Service - Data and Statistics
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture.
USDA Economic Research Service Data
The Economic Research Service mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development
Access to Monitored Air Quality Data from EPA’s Air Quality System (AQS) Data Mart.
Economics and Government Finance - Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library's Links to the World provides a list of web sites and reports related to economics and public finance.
Evaluating Web Sources
This video will help viewers understand why internet sources can be problematic for research and how to best determine if your website sources are reliable or not.