Articles & Databases

American Factfinder
American FactFinder provides information from the US Census Bureau including the census and surveys. [More about American Factfinder] 
The Census Bureau will cease operation of American FactFinder on March 31st 2020 - please use Data.Census.Gov instead.

Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations. [More about Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State] 

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010. [More about National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)] 
Users must register in order to download data (registration is free).

SIPRI Database Collection
SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, provides access to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. [More about SIPRI Database Collection] 
The SIPRI Database Collection takes the place of the retired Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) database.

Statista
General quantitative data on an easy-to-use searchable platform. Covers thousands of sources and topics, with infographics that are easy to share or embed on a webpage.  [More about Statista] 

UNdata
UNdata brings UN statistical databases together through a single entry point. [More about UNdata]