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The Census Bureau Library is a research library that has the unique role of collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resources produced by the Census Bureau to Census Bureau employees, government agencies, and the public. The core subjects of the Census Bureau Library are: Statistics, Survey Methodology and Sampling, Population Studies, Demography, Geography, Computer Technology, Census Histories, and International Census Data. The Library collects more selectively in a variety of other fields, including Sociology (General), Public Health, Economics, History, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Management, particularly as they intersect with the U.S. Census. Additionally, the Library collects works that make extensive or innovative use of census-produced data.
Though the Library's online catalog is not available on the Internet, our holdings are included in OCLC's WorldCat.
The Census Bureau Library subscribes to online databases that allow you to search for information on a broad range of topics in magazines and periodicals. The Library is now offering off site access to four of these databases: EBSCO, JSTOR, Lexis Nexis, and ProQuest! These journal databases provide access to over 3,000 full text journals.
To access these databases off-site:
If you do not have a Census Bureau Library card, or would like more information on this service, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-763-2529 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database Usage Disclaimer
Databases available on this website are intended for US Census Bureau work related use only.
Materials copyrighted or otherwise claimed as intellectual property by contributing authors, artists and columnists are accepted as the sole property of said authors, artists and columnists. The US Census Bureau accept no liability for the content, use or reproduction of such materials. For more information, see US Copyright Offices.
EBSCO host offers a variety of proprietary full text databases, including Business Source Premier, and Academic Search Premier. Business Source Premier, designed specifically for business schools and libraries, provides more than 2,950 full text scholarly publications, including nearly 900 peer-reviewed journals. Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications, including more than 2,700 peer-reviewed publications.
JSTOR is a full-text, digital archive of scholarly journals on the general sciences and arts and sciences. This archive includes entire print runs, some of which begin as far back as the nineteenth cenutry. High-resolution images are available for display and printing, with a linked text file for searching.
Lexis Nexis provides legal, industry, company and news resources.
ProQuest's ABI/INFORM® database now provides access to prominent journals from renowned business content providers Kluwer Academic Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. With these content additions, ABI/INFORM Global now offers the full text of more than 900 premium business journals. This includes all academic journals from Palgrave Macmillian Ltd, 40 business journals from the BoldIdeas™ Collection, also 125 STM business and economic journals from Kluwer Academic Publishers.