Data Access Tools

Many text and numeric databases are available from Federal agencies for policy analysis and general research. Web-based tools allow you to use your browser to view predefined reports and generate your own tables with data obtained through searches and queries of summary and microdata files.

The tools provided allow you to select statistical information interactively (for example, making a selection from a scrollable list on a form), view the data in a variety of formats including HTML tables and graphics, print, or download into spreadsheets. Most of the tools require at least Netscape 3.x or Internet Explorer 3.x.

These tools provide access to datasets from two or more Federal statistical agencies
DataFerrett (Federal Electronic Research, Review, & Extraction Tool)
A collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control

These tools provide access to datasets from the specified Federal agencies
U.S. Census Bureau Access Tools
Bureau of Economic Analysis Gross State Product (GSP)
National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA)
State Quarterly Personal Income
State Annual Personal Income
Bureau of Justice Statistics NACJD - Data Analysis System
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
Bureau of Labor Statistics LabStats:
Selective Access
Most Requested Series
Economic Research Service,
US Department of Agriculture
Farm Business and Household Survey Data: Customized Data Summaries from ARMS
Energy Information Administration Short-Term Energy Outlook Query System
Environmental Protection Agency EPA Databases & Software
National Agricultural Statistics Service Published Estimates Data Base
National Center for Education Statistics Data Tools
Common Core of Data (CCD) Build a Table Tool
The Data Analysis System (DAS)
Electronic Catalog
IPEDS College Opportunities On-line - COOL
IPEDS Peer Analysis System (Postsecondary Institutions)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Questions Tool
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data Explorer
Private School Locator
Public Library Locator
Compare Public Libraries
Compare Academic Libraries
School District Mapping and Demographics
Census 2000 School District Profiles
Search for Public Schools
Search for Public School Districts
Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries
Quick Tables and Figures
National Center for Health Statistics CDC WISQARS
CDC Wonder
Health Data for All Ages
Healthy People DATA2010
Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS)
VitalStats: access prebuilt vital statistics and population tables, as well as data files
National Science Foundation,
Division of Science Resources Statistics

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