Social Work

A subject guide to help with beginning research in the field of social work

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Start Here: Finding Statistics

Government Websites for Finding Statistics

Below are examples of governments websites that provide data and statistics.

Finding Data on Government Websites

The US government collects high quality that is available to researchers for free. The government has a data portal called, but it's often easier to find governments data by using a domain search in a search engine like Google, Duck Duck Go, or Bing.

As an example, you can use your browser to navigate to Google. Enter your search terms followed by the syntax "site:gov." This syntax is called a domain search, and it will limit your search to government websites.