A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, containing thousands of digital files of social science research data in political science, sociology, economics, criminal justice, and more.
This resource provides an overall view of many controversial legal topics in the United States: abortion, the right to die, gun control, prayer in public schools, marijuana, marriage, personal income tax, drunk driving, capital punishment, right to work, lemon law, leases and other agreements, child custody, legal ages, and many other areas.
This JSTOR journal provides an annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. The journal operated under the name Population Literature from 1935 to 1936, and is also available in JSTOR.
Government Data & Statistical Resources
The best place to find data and statistics on virtually any topic is government departmental websites. Don't see anything related to your topic? Google "your topic + statistics site:.gov" to find your topic on government websites.
This resource replaces the now defunct American FactFinder. This is the U.S. Census Bureau's main vehicle for distributing U.S. census data, including economic censuses and surveys and annual population estimates. Population, housing, economic and geographic data can be found here.
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
Use the HHS home page to find topics on adoption, aging, child care, child support, civil rights, family assistance, food safety, grants, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, mental health, smoking, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and more.
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. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.