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Free Online Resources

Free internet resources for research and writing.


Environmental Protection Agency: Get information about state-by-state activities, regulations, and other information related to the environment and human health.


NOAA: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration's site contains information about weather and weather-related events, as well as disaster-preparedness information, educational activities, and more. The National Weather Service's information service, this site offers up to the minute forecasts, weather-related news, and severe weather information.


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Site of the U.S. Government's principal fact-finding agency in the fields of labor and economics. 

County Business and Demographics: Annual statistics and data from the US Census Bureau.

2007 Economic Census: Conducted every five years, the Economic Census gathers information from businesses across the United States.


Occupational Outlook Handbook: This incredibly detailed online resource offers information about hundreds of occupations and, for each occupation, includes job growth outlook, average salary, training required, and more.


Bureau of Justice Statistics: This Federal Government site presents information on crime in the United States.

FBI Records – The Vault: Contains files of public interest and historical value.

Criminal Alien Statistics:  Information on incarcerations, arrests, and costs.