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Open Acess Resources: Government

This guide provides resources that are available in an open access format.

Government Resources

American FactFinder: "source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information."

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: "the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online."

Census Bureau: information on population, houscing, economic and geographic information. 

GPO Access: "provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public."

Statistical Abstract of the United States: " published from1878-2011, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."

The 48th Edition Kansas Statistical Abstract: The 48th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract (KSA) contains data collected through July 2014 for sixteen categories of information: Agriculture; Banking and Finance; Business, Industry, and Exports; Climate; Communications and Information; Courts, Crime, and Public Safety; Education; Employment and Earnings; Energy and Natural Resources; Government; Housing and Construction; Income; Parks and Recreation; Population; Transportation; and Vital Statistics and Health. provides access to the U.S. Government's Official Website

World Factbook: "provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."