Government Resources

This page contains recommended federally-published publications and peer-reviewed journals.

Note: Resources marked with an * are considered peer-reviewed journals.


    National population and economic data
    Open data portal for state of Washington
    Open data portal for King County. 12 categories of data including environment, equity & justice, health & wellness and demographics.

Science & Technology

  • Air & Space Power Journal*
    The leading forum for airpower thought and dialogue. ASPJ seeks to foster intellectual discussion and debate among air, space, and cyber power leaders, both domestically and internationally.
  • Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology*
    The flagship publication of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Journal of Research of NIST publishes peer-reviewed research articles, in addition to dataset and software articles, tutorials, and tech transfer briefs."


  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Journal
    Official website of Department of Homeland Security. A law enforcement training magazine with a mission to explore and disseminate information about law enforcement concepts, research initiatives, programs, and trends that impact or will potentially affect law enforcement training.
  • Marine Corps University Journal
    A forum for open dialogue between scholars, policy makers, analysts, and military leaders and of crossing civilian-military boundaries to advance knowledge and solve problems.
  • Naval War College Review
    A forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. Published under the auspices of the U.S. Naval War College and the Department of the Navy, but exercising editorial independence; the thoughts and opinions expressed in the publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the department or the U.S. Naval War College. 
  • Parameters: Journal of the U.S. Army War College*
    A forum for mature thought on the art and science of land warfare, joint and combined matters, national and international security affairs, military strategy, military leadership and management, military history, ethics, and other topics of significant and current interest to the US Army and the Department of Defense.


  • Health, United States
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publication that includes trends in health statistics in the United States.
  • National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Statistics by topic, survey and data collection system, data access.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases*
    This journal from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention hosts discussion and research on diseases "whose incidence in humans has increased in the past 2 decades or threatens to increase in the near future." Beliefs expressed in this journal are not official standpoints of the CDC, Department of Health, or any other government organization.
  • Environmental Health Perspectives*
    This journal is published with the support of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Focus on experimental toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, and risk assessment. 
  • Preventing Chronic Disease*
    This is a peer-reviewed public health journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and authored by experts worldwide...with a mission "to promote dialogue worldwide on the integration and application of research findings and practical experience to improve population health."
  • Public Health Reports*
    The official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. Focuses upon such topics as tobacco control, teenage violence, occupational disease and injury, immunization, drug policy, lead screening, health disparities, and many other key and emerging public health issues.
  • U.S. Army Medical Department Journal*
    A forum for the presentation and exchange of the most current, high level healthcare, clinical, and medical research information, as well as medically related combat experiences and military doctrine development ideas and proposals."


  • Environmental Health Perspectives*
    This journal is published with the support of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Focus on experimental toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, and risk assessment. Articles are published on a continuous basis.
  • Park Science
    A journal of the U.S. National Park Service. Reports on the implications of recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management, and policy. Translates scientific findings into usable knowledge for park planning and management practices for natural resources and visitor enjoyment.

Content adapted from University of Washington Federally-Published Peer-Reviewed Journals Research Guide.