Political Science 310 Library Resources: Internet Sites

Be cautious when using information you find on web sites that you located by searching Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, Vivisimo, etc. Anyone can make a web page and the information may not be reliable or accurate.

Analysis Outlook

Selected Gov. Agencies with Economic Data

Consumer Price Index/Cost of Living

Consumer Price Index

  • Consumer Price Indexes
    CPI Home Page from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; includes the CPI Inflation Converter which converts from 1980-2000; historical data from 1913; explanations under FAQ Frequency Asked Questions.
  • Cost of Living Calculator
    Computes cost of living changes from 1913 to the present based on the US CPI.
  • Historic Consumer Price Index, 1800-1998
    From the University of Michigan Documents Center, annual CPI from 1800-1912 from Historical Statistics of the United States, 1913-1998 from BLS.
  • Inflation Calculator
    Input a dollar amount and select years from 1800 to 2000 and it will calculate the value based on the Consumer Price Index.
  • Inflation Conversion Factors
    From Robert Sahr, Oregon State, with factors for converting the value of a dollar at each year since 1800 into current dollars.
  • What is a Dollar Worth?
    From the Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis to calculate value of dollar between any given year with annual consumer price index back to 1913.

Associations

Organizations/Agencies

Plagiarism and APA citation style

Remember to cite not only direct quotes, but also other people's ideas. If you paraphrase something, changing a few words to make it sound less like a direct quote, you still have to cite it. If you are uncertain, it is better to cite a source than to be accused of plagiarism for not citing something you should have.

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