Government Resources

NABC Library: Government Resources

General: Information by Topic

 The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal 

Government Publishing Office 

North Carolina Government Portal

U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives


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 (U.S. Department of the Interior)

First People of America and Canada

Tracing Indian Ancestry (U.S. Department of the Interior)

US Department of Health and Human Servic  : 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

U.S. State Department

Home Page 

Countries (countries and regions of the world) 

Travel and Living Abroad

WWW Virtual Library

International Affairs Resources

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)

U.S. Government’s Open Data

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

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

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

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

U.S. Census Bureau