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The Department of Commerce PDF Download Library
The hundreds of free PDF publications in this area are a resource guide to the programs and services of the US Census Bureau. Each area features an introduction that will provide key information about the censuses, surveys, and other programs that are the sources of data products.

The 1998 Department of Commerce Catalog (latest PDF!)
A link to the "Sears Catalog" of Government information for sale to business and the public. This is the best place to start looking for government data.

Department of Commerce Press Releases!
The last six months worth of DOC press releases, listed in order of most recent first. Find out about reports you may not read in the newspaper.

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Government Portals

These are government run portals about specific areas of interest.

FirstGov General Business Gateway has been redesigned to serve as the primary portal for businesses and citizens to obtain information from the government. It's much better than it used to be, and is worth checking out.

FirstGov Data and Statistics for Business Gateway
The Business section of is one of the best places to go for hard statistics about the economy. It has links to many sources of data outside of the Department of Commerce.

Fed-Stats Portal to Official Statistical Information Sites
FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.

Portal to Science Related Government Sites
The government manages a number of Web gateways and portals that focus on specific topic areas. The Websites listed bring together government`s expertise on particular topics and as well as providing links to other related sites.

Library of Congress Online Catalog
The Library of Congress Online Catalog is a database of records representing the vast collection of materials held by the Library. In addition to these records, the Online Catalog provides cross-references, notes, and circulation status, as well as information about Library materials still in the acquisitions stage.

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E-Stats is the U.S. Census Bureau's new Internet site devoted exclusively to "Measuring the Electronic Economy." It features recent and upcoming releases, information on methods, classification systems, and background papers. E-commerce data were collected in four separate Census Bureau surveys. These surveys used different measures of economic activity such as shipments for manufacturing, sales for wholesale and retail trade, and revenues for service industries. Consequently, measures of total economic and e-commerce activity vary by economic sector, are conceptually and definitionally different, and therefore, are not additive. The Census Bureau's e-commerce measures report the value of goods and services sold online whether over open networks such as the Internet, or over proprietary networks running systems such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Although E-Stats does not cover the entire U.S. economy, this report covers North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries that accounted for approximately 70 percent of economic activity measured in the 1997 Economic Census. The report does not cover agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, nonmerchant wholesalers, and approximately one-third of service-related industries.
This is the Website for the U.S. government project to offer all services online. One of the implications of this is that the process of selling to the government is going online and this will allow smaller businesses to compete for government contracts on a scale never possible before.

A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use Of The Internet
NTIA and the Economics and Statistics Administration have published A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use Of The Internet. This report is based on the September 2001 U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey - a survey of approximately 57,000 households and more than 137,000 individuals across the United States. As such, the data in this study are among the most broad-based and reliable datasets that have been gathered on Internet, broadband, and computer connectivity.

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Specific Reports

U.S. Postal Service Tools for Business
You need practical resources and products to strengthen your business in the marketplace. Learn how to use the Postal Service mailing and shipping solutions to make money and save money. We offer the tools and services to help your business grow.

Census Briefs
Census Briefs contains articles describing newly issued reports, new data files and software. Developments in all census statistical areas are highlighted, with the principal emphasis on demographic, social, housing, and economic data for States and smaller areas. Articles dealing with statistical developments and data use outside the Census Bureau appear regularly along with information about the data products available from other Federal agencies.

Fed-Stats: Statistical Reports (Regional) (Press Releases)
A relatively new Website, Fed-Stats is charged with publishing statistics about the US from a variety of sources, from the Census Bureau to the CIA.

The Standard Industrial Code (SIC) has been replaced with NAICS!
NAICS is the first-ever North American Industry Classification System. The system was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. For the first time, government and business analysts will be able to compare directly industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries. NAICS also provides for increased comparability with the International Standard Industrial Classification System (ISIC, Revision 3), developed and maintained by the United Nations.

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Here you will find all key U.S. Copyright Office publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.

Trademark and Patents

Patent and Trademark Electronic Business Center
General Information Concerning Patents
Basic Facts About Trademarks
Electronic Application System (TEAS) - allows you tofill out a form and check it for completeness over the internet. Using e-TEAS you can then submit the form directly to the USPTO over the internet, making an official filing on-line. Or using PrinTEAS you can print out the completed form for mailing to the
Registration of Internet Domain Names
Federal Laws and Regulations

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