Business Resource Pages

Government and Statistical Sources for Business

Databases

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative facts on American history. Allows users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

ProQuest Statistical Insight
Online statistics from government publications.

World Data Analyst Online (2004 - Current)
For analyzing countries easily, this tool offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures, combined with the ability to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching.

Books

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An annual compilation of a wide range of U.S. government statistics with references to full reports. Ref HA202

Internet Sites

American Factfinder
U.S. population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, the 1990 Census, Census 2000 and the latest Population Estimates.

American Law Sources On-line
Links to resources on the law of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Information and activities for teaching about government, specifically tailored for educators, parents, and students in K-12.

Business.gov
The official business link to the U.S. government, from starting a small business to selling to the government.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments
The directory – which is intended to be used primarily as a reference – includes nearly 200 governments. Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country's name.

Cuyahoga County Insider
A news blog created by The Plain Dealer.

Economic Indicators.Gov
Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Faststats A to Z
Provides public health statistics (birth data, morbidity, and mortality statistics, and health care use).

FedStats
70+ agencies of Federal government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range. For example, under “agencies by subject”, see “economic”.

Find Help in Tough Times (State Library of Ohio)
Topics covered include finding jobs, training opportunities, services for the unemployed, insurance, home health care, childcare, and tax help.

GODORT International Documents Task Force
Web links to foreign governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other notable sites.

GPO Access
A great source of primary documents from all three branches of the federal government. Congressional hearings, opinions of the Supreme Court, presidential addresses, public laws, bills before Congress & regulations are among the sources.

Guide to Law Online
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information, including international and foreign law.

Health.gov
This site is a key portal to health information from the US government.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative facts on American history. Allows users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

Inside Cleveland City Hall
A news blog created by The Plain Dealer.

Kids.gov
Portal to the U.S. Government for grades K-8.

LLSDC's Legislative Source Book
Quick links to Congressional documents compiled by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.

NationMaster
Offers data on countries shown along side that of other counties in order to make it more meaningful.

NEO CANDO (Case Western Reserve University)
Northeast Ohio county, community, and Cleveland neighborhood data for organizing. Produced by the Mandel School of Social Sciences, CWRU.

Ohio Documents (The Ohio State University)
Links to Ohio government resources arranged by branch of government.

ProQuest Statistical Insight
Online statistics from government publications.

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
Protects investors by requiring public companies to disclose information about their operations & disseminating that information to the public.

State and Local Government on the Net
Links to state and local resources arranged by state.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An annual compilation of a wide range of U.S. government statistics with references to full reports. Ref HA202

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Links to official government statistical offices all over the world, including 130 countries and some international agencies.

Statistics from Government
Resources by topic from the University of Minnesota.

U.S. Business Advisor
Gateway to business information maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

U.S. Census Bureau
Access to the wealth of data collected on people and industry.

USA.Gov
This is the official portal to all government information, services & transactions. It pulls together more than 180 million federal, state & local government web pages.

World Data Analyst Online (2004 - Current)
For analyzing countries easily, this tool offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures, combined with the ability to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching.