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Cornell Legal Information Institute  "We are a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by:

·         Publishing law online, for free.

·         Creating materials that help people understand law.

·         Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.

We are a small research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. Our collaborators include publishers, legal scholars, computer scientists, government agencies, and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law, worldwide."

public information on the web

U.S. government publications access to the publications of all three branches of the federal government. The gateway for government information in general is

American Factfinder  population, housing, economic and geographic data based on Census data.

National Center for Health Statistics  from the Centers for Disease Control; statistical information on a variety of health topics.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press  An independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues.

Gallup Poll national public opinion poll data on cultural, political, and economic topics.  compare US states to one another, with data from primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. a tool to graphically compare nations. based on a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.

Journalist's Toolbox  research tools from the Society of Professional Journalists for reporting on current events.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of our culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA works, along with like-minded organizations and individuals, to ensure that this critical, open intellectual landscape remains vibrant and broad in the face of increasingly restrictive digital options. The DPLA seeks to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the public option that libraries represent in their communities.

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