One of my favorite sites is the US Census homepage.

The site won’t win any awards for being user friendly, but if you spend some time with it, you can get detailed information about the US population.

The American Factfinder area is the place to go for these statistics.  You can quickly pull up fact sheets on states and communities, but the real power comes from looking at the Data Sets.  Choose the Decennial Census from the menu of the left hand side of the page and then pick one of the Summary Files (SF 1 is a good place to start).  Click on Detailed Tables and then use the menus to look up data.

For more information, visit our reference desk.  -AKaiser 

Election Info

As Super Tuesday approaches, political junkies are all over the web hunting for information.  Here are some election sites you might find interesting:

General Election Sites

CNN Election 2008
Washington Post
New York Times Election Guide

Federal Election Commission

RealClearPolitics Latest Polls

For the Serious Political Junkie
The Green Papers is a site full of dates, statistics, and procedures for the election process.
2008 Democratic Convention Watch-So far this is the only site that I have found that is trying to keep to track of the super delagate endorsements for the Democrat party. This could prove to be a very useful blog if the race continues to be close.
-A Kaiser

ISU Library Blog

Welcome to the ISU Library blog.  This is something of an experiment for us, so keep checking in to see what happens.  What can you find here?  News about the library, tips on research, interesting resources, inside information on what’s happening at the library, and anything else we can think of.

Keep checking in.

-A Kaiser