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I would like to take a moment to express appreciation to my colleagues who provided assistance or inspiration for the creation of this resource: Robin Miller, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire;Barbara Mento, Boston College; Hui Hua Chua and Hailey Mooney, Michigan State University;



Welcome to the Census Resource Guide!  The information contained in this resource is a brief overview of materials and databases available at Georgetown Library.  Please check back for additional updates or feel free to suggest resources to be added.

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Census Quick Links

  • Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. Aside from the Decennial Census, you can find information from: Population & Housing Census (every 10 years); Economic Census (every 5 years); Census of Governments (every 5 years); American Community Survey (annual); and many other demographic and economic surveys.
  • American FactFinder
    Looking for information from the 2000 or 2010 Census? What about the American Community Survey, Economic Census, or Population Estimates? Use American FactFinder to find this information about the country, state, congressional district, county, city, or city block!
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    The Statistical Abstract, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Important Government Resources

  • MetaLib
    MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
  • FDsys
    FDsys is a project of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide electronic, digital access to government information. The collection includes the Budget of the U.S. Government; the Compilation of Presidential Documents; Congressional bills, calendars, committee prints, documents, hearings, and reports; the Congressional Record; Economic Indicators; the Federal Register; the List of CFR Sections Affected; and Public and Private Laws. Coverage begins in 1993.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s.
  • increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of

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