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Government Resources

Government resources are some of the highest-quality free information sources available. Various agencies and levels of government collect, create, and distribute an incredible amount of science information.

To find information from federal agencies, use image

State and local information can be found though agencies from the State of South Carolina.

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You can even focus your search one science-related information from the federal government.

Or search across international science databases.


Did you know that the U.S. government is the largest collector of stastics in the world?  Here are some good places to start when searching for various statistics.

  • FedStats
    Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Strives to be the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • The Statistical Abstract
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • South Carolina Statistical Abstract
    An online publication containing economic, demographic, and social data produced by a variety of state and federal agencies.
  • SC DHEC Data & Statistics
    Reports, surveys, and statistics from SC's Deparment of Health and Environmental Control.
  • United Nations Statistics Division
    Compiles and disseminates global statistcal information.