Metasearch Engines Why use a single search engine when you can use a Meta? All web search
engines are based on algorithms -- complex series of lexical orders --
when they are combined, they may actually compete/delete results from
some searches. Combining results from two or more engines assures the
researcher of a more complete list of informative web sites. One disadvantage is that the special functions specific to a particular search engine can be lost with a metasearch engine.
Internet Directories Directories place web sites into categories. The web sites are selected
according to the policies of the group that creates the directory.
Directories can lead you quickly to the best or most relevant sites on
your topic. Search engines tend to return a large number of results
with the most popular or best matches for your words at the top;
directories return fewer but often better results. Most directories
include a search feature in addition to category browsing.
CES is a research unit of the Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Bureau of the Census, established to encourage and support the analytic needs of researchers and policy makers throughout government, academia, and business. Included here are links to Research Data Centers (RDC).
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of the Census. The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years. The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.
Includes a wealth of information, including the EH.net Encyclopedia for quality reference articles in the field written by experts and How Much Is That?, a place where you can ask questions of comparative value covering purchasing power, exchange rates, and other variables between the past and today.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
The CEA was established by the Employment Act of 1946 to provide the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues.