600 US Government Websites Publish Thousands of New Documents Every Month!
The US Government publishes thousands of new documents, data and statistics every month spread across more than 600 government websites! The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the US Government each have numerous departments and agencies and each of these typically has their own website; or multiple websites. Most of these websites support keyword search fields.
The US Government offers you a vast treasure trove of FREE data and information if you can just find it – Try SRF Express yourself:
Paste or type some text or important words into this screen and click “SEARCH”
Here’s one way to get started. Click the USA.GOV “Submit query” button in the EXPRESS PARALLEL SEARCH browser tab displayed when you use the above Demo SRF Express search box. USA.GOV uses the Bing custom search service to search over 600 Federal, State, and Local US website from one search screen. You may see an alphabetical list of all these various search websites indexed by USA.GOV at US Government List of Agency Websites.
However, since USA.gov covers a very broad spectrum of websites, including State and local governments, you will likely get a lot of extraneous search results. You need to choose a more targeted list of US Government search sites more focused on your area of interest.
As reported by the Harvard School of Journalism, each year the federal government spends about $3.7 billion just on the data collection, processing and dissemination performed by just its 13 principal statistical agencies and published on over 13 different groups of websites:
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- Census Bureau
- Economic Research Service
- Energy Information Administration
- National Agricultural Statistics Service
- National Center for Education Statistics
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (National Science Foundation)
- Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (Social Security Administration)
- Statistics of Income (IRS)
In addition to these main statistical agencies, more than 80 other federal agencies participate in this data collection work. Over 100 other US Government website also provide publications, data, and other information. One way to find many of these US Government datasets is to CLICK the Submit query button for DATA.GOV
Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines can’t find most of the information in the databases hidden behind US Government website search boxes.
This includes much of the information and data our US Government publishes each week. To be fair, some US Government websites use either Google or Bing custom search service. One could expect the information on these sites indexed by Google and Bing may also appear in those services main search engine indexes. The vast majority of all US Government sites do not use either Google or Bing search schemes and most public search engines do not index the vast majority of that data.
Even the Central Intelligence Agency and NSA, the National Security Agency, have websites with a keyword search field. For example, if you enter the keywords – carbon fiber plastic – into the CIA keyword search box, it returns four unclassified reports and the 2016 CIA World Fact Book. The same search terms entered in NSA.gov yields 197 documents.
Search Real Fast automates parallel keyword search of a Library or Business selected subset of more than 300 Public web databases including over 100 US Government sites.
Search Real Fast currently automatically generates the same user defined complex keyword query for each of hundreds of Public and US Government websites grouped together by Fields of Study: Search Real Fast Fields of Study. SRF Express search groups subsets of websites your organization chooses for your custom Express queries. Each query uses the same search terms and displays each database’s results in separate browser tabs using the search site’s faceted search screen.