Government Resources

NABC Library: Government Resources

General: Information by Topic – The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal (links to top US Government Websites)

GPO Access (service of the U.S. Government Printing Office)

GPO Access: Federal Resources Organized by Topic (topical index of government Internet sites)

History, Arts, and Culture

North Carolina Government Portal

Occupational Outlook Handbook at

Thomas (Library of Congress)

US House of Representatives (laws, bills, votes, etc.)


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (free teaching resources and lesson plans from the federal government)

National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medline Plus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

US Department of Health and Human Services


Library of Congress: American Memory (various topics including African Americans, Native Americans, culture, music, religion, etc.)

Teaching with Historic Places: American Indian History


Library of Congress: Librarians, Archivists

Native Americans/American Indians

Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S. Department of the Interior)

Bureau of Indian Education

First People

Tracing Indian Ancestry

Public Administration: American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

U.S. Census Bureau: Facts on the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

US Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service

Science and Computer Technology

Social Sciences and Missions

Information concerning various nations and cultures is valuable for courses in social sciences (e.g., sociology, church history, marriage and family) and missions (e.g., church growth, personal evangelism, and cross-cultural communication). The ministries of pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, etc. benefit from demographic information and statistics. Such information is available at the following government Websites:

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

World Fact Book

Library of Congress

Country Studies

United Nations

Country at a Glance

U.N. Cyber Schoolbus

InfoNation (view and compare statistical data on UN member states)

Indigenous Peoples

United States State Department

Home Page

Countries (countries and regions of the world)

Travel and Living Abroad

WWW Virtual Library

International Affairs Resources (annotated links to a variety of subjects)

United States Government Information Sources

European Union at

United Nations at

Other Intergovernmental Organizations at

Other Government Websites Offering Demographics and Statistics

American FactFinder (statistics on population, health and nutrition, elections, geography, environment, communications, etc.)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links (statistical data on Native Americans)

Federal Government Publications (links to family, education, health, etc.)

Federal Statistics (gateway for statistics from over 100 federal agencies)

Map Maker (allows researcher to make own map based on information/statistics needed)

National Atlas

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – School District Demographics

Population and Household Economic Topics (links to various subjects; e.g., age, ancestry, births, children, deaths, education, families, foreign born, grandparents, Hispanic origin, households and families, immigration, language use, marital status and living arrangements, overseas U.S. population, poverty, race, wealth, and well-being, etc.)

Statistical Resources on the Web (U.S. and foreign) http://

University of Michigan Documents Center (federal, state, and local government information, also foreign and international governments and agencies)

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page