University of Maryland, College Park
Spring 2006
Quality Repositories

United States Government Repositories

For a complete description of the evaluation criteria and rating system, please see Evaluation Criteria.

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This repository, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, provides statistics on crime, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system.
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Data Retrieval Formats: CSV, Excel
Additional Info: Key Facts, What's New, Publications Section


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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The repository is sponsored by the Department of Labor. It provides data on labor related topics such as unemployment, pricing and living conditions, wages and technology and productivity.
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Data Retrieval Formats: Text
Additional Info.: User can create custom views


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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This repository, sponsored by the Energy Information Administration, provides statistics on petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, nuclear, renewable and alternative fuels. The coverage includes reserves, sales, use, and production.
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Data Retrieval Formats: PDF, Excel, CSV, HTML
Additional Info: Reports, Subscription List, Graphs, Charts, Maps, What's New


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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Provided by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, this repository covers statistics regarding U.S. agriculture.
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Data Retrieval Formats: Comma delimited (requires winzip)
Additional Info: Reports, Maps, User's Forum, Contact a Specialist


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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Sponsored by the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics provides statistics relating to public health.
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Data Retrieval Formats: PDF
Additional Info: Reports, Surveys


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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This repository is sponsored by the National Science Foundatoin. It presents informatoin on United States science and engineering , including education.
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Data Retrieval Formats: HTML, PDF, Excel
Additional Info: Reports with charts


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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This repository provides research and statistics for the Social Security Office of Policy.
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Data Retrieval Formats: HTML, PDF, Text, ZIP, Excel
Additional Info: Supplement, Quick Facts


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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This repository contains the statistics from the U.S. Census on individuals and businesses.
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Data Retrieval Formats: html, Comma delimited, Tab delimited, Rich Text, Excel
Additional Info: Data Finders, Fact Sheets


Evaluation Updated: 5/16/2006
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The repository is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The provided data spans a wide range of agriculture related topics such as food, farm economics, water supply and livestock.
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Data Retrieval Formats: TEXT, PDF and Comma delimited
Additional Info: FAQ page


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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The system is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the Department of Health and Human Services. The repository includes data related to inpatient information, surgery information and emergency information.
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Data Retrieval Formats: HTML and Excel
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Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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Grants online is a searchable database funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It provides a comprehensive database of healthcare-related projects funded by AHRQ. The database is searchable by many criteria such as cost and outcome.
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Data Retrieval Formats: HTML
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Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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Safety Net is the U.S. system for providing medical care for low-income populations. Safety Net Monitoring is an AHRQ funded project to monitor the status of Safety Net. Safety Net Monitoring provides baseline data and tools to help monitor the status of local safety nets in providing health care to low-income and other vulnerable populations. The goal is to help local policymakers, planners, and analysts monitor the status of their local safety nets and the populations they serve. Strategies include providing baseline data and a set of tools that enable monitoring of the capacity and performance of local safety nets.
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Data Retrieval Formats: Many formats Excel included
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Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) provides information to policy makers, healthcare administrators, and others about healthcare costs in order to improve the accuracy of their economic projections. MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of private health insurance held by and available to the U.S. population. MEPS is funded by AHRQ.
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Data Retrieval Formats: HTML and PDF
Additional Info: Query tool available


Evaluation Updated: 5/8/2006
Last Updated: May 16, 2006