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Sociology Subject Research Guide: Government Documents

Key resources in Sociology

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Government Documents

U.S. Sources:

US Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/
Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics: http://www.childstats.gov/
Social Security Administration (information on the elderly and disabled): http://www.ssa.gov/policy/
National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/
Office of Immigration Statistics: http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/editorial_0875.shtm
FedStats: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/govstat/fedstats/fedstats3.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://bjs.gov/

Department of Defense (statistics on the military): https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/index.jsp

Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Statistics:  https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/latest-crime-stats-released

United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Services: http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm

USAID: http://www.usaid.gov/

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov/
Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/

International Sources:

United Nations Human Development Reports: http://hdr.undp.org/en/
United Nations Millenium Development Goals: http://www.undp.org/mdg/

World Bank: http://data.worldbank.org/

EUROPA (official website of the European Union): http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
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International Labour Office (statistics on work and the economy for 200 countries):
http://www.ilo.org/ilostat/faces/wcnav_defaultSelection
Childinfo: UNICEF site monitoring the situation of women and children: http://www.childinfo.org/

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