ENV SCI 163AC: Environmental Justice

California government/legislative information

UCB Library's full list of state government resources here.

  • California Ballot Propositions Database
    Database of California ballot measures from 1911 to the present.
  • California Code of Regulations (Administrative Code)
    This California Code of Regulations (CCR) Website contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State. The CCR consists of 27 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies. Note that Title 6 (Governor's Regulations) presently contains no regulations, and Title 24 (California Building Standards) is published separately and not part of this CCR website (see FAQs for further information). This website is updated weekly.
  • California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
    The largest state health survey in the United States conducted every two years on public health topics and access to health care for Californians. Contains the questionnaires, data files, and /Ask/CHIS, an online data query system. (Requires one-time, free registration).
  • California Secretary of State
    Website for the California Secretary of State. Includes: California Roster of elected and appointed officeholders; Election Results for primary and general statewide elections since 1990; and Ballot Pamphlets Online which provides online access to ballot texts, summaries and arguments back to 1996.
  • California Statistical Abstract
    Compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State. The contributor for each table is given at the bottom of the table and may be contacted for more details or an explanation of the data.
  • California Statutes
    California Statutes are the Chaptered Bills. A bill is 'chaptered' by the Secretary of State after it has passed through both houses of the Legislature and has been signed by the Governor or becomes law without the Governer's signature. Statutes are available starting from 1993.
  • CQ California Political Almanac
    Profiles of state legislators (Senate and Assembly), constitutional officers, state Supreme Court and appellate court justices, and representatives to the U.S. Congress. Overviews and essays on major players and events influencing the state's branches of government, including lobbyists and the media. Also includes: information on the state budget; maps of assembly, Board of Equalization, and Congressional and Senate districts; tables of state data, including gubernatorial elections, economics, and the history office holders. Part of the CQ Electronic Library collection.
  • County and City Data Book
    From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides information on individual counties and cities (with population of 25,000 or more) in the United States. Data covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, climate, crime, death, employment, housing, poverty, race, and more. Click on link for "online publication" to access data.
  • Environmental Health Legislation Database
    Includes state legislation on topics such as asthma, mercury, lead poisoning, pesticides and indoor air quality. All entries include brief summaries of current legislation as well as status and bill number.
  • Official California Legislative Information
    Official site maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California. Includes Bill information and tracking, California Law (codes and statutes), plus the California State Constitution.
  • State and County QuickFacts
    From the U.S. Census Bureau. Quick, easy access to facts about people, business and geography.
  • State and Local Government on the Net
    Contains over 6,000 links to U.S. state and local government web pages, as well as to those for American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Tribal Governments, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Also included are links to multi-state resources, selected U.S. federal resources, and national organizations.
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    From the U.S. Census Bureau. Features more than 1,500 data items for the U.S. and individual states, counties and metropolitan areas. Click on link for "online publication" to access data.
  • Water Conditions (California Department of Water Resources)
    Provides data on water conditions in California including data on reservoir conditions, groundwater, water quality and water supply.

Federal Government Legislative and Other Resources

UCB Library's complete list of Federal government resources here.

  • ProQuest Congressional
    One stop shopping for U.S. congressional publications. Provides index and abstracts of congressional publications back to 1789, including full text of published Congressional Hearings from 1824-present (unpublished until 1979), full text Committee Prints from 1830-present, full text Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports from 1916-present, full text United States Congressional Serial Set (and its various former titles) from 1789-present, and legislative histories from 1970-present.
  • Envirofacts
    Searches across 20 EPA environmental databases containing information about facilities required to report to state or federal authorities. Well organized into nine areas that can be searched individually: Air, Land, Water, Waste, Toxics, Radiation, Facility, Compliance, and Other.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCSH)
    The website for the National Center for Health Statistics, the nation's principal health statistics agency, compiling statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health.
  • Social Explorer
    Provides access to current and historical United States census data, including all historic decennial censuses and American Community Surveys, as well as other demographic information, such as religious organizations. Census data is current to 2010 and historical back to 1790. In addition to being a data resource, the web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    National Data Book of the United States, functioning as a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States as well as selected international data. The Abstract is useful both as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information, in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. Earlier versions of the Statistical Abstract from 1878 to 2012 are available on the U.S Census Bureau's web site. In 2013 publication of the official Government version was discontinued, and taken up by the commercial vendor Proquest.
  • American Factfinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Searchable database used to find online source for accessing population, housing, economic and geographic data from the from the U.S. Census, including the Census of Population and Housing and the American Community Survey. After the 2000 census, the detailed census "long form" was replaced by the American Community Survey, a sample distributed to about 3% of households annually, as compared to the decennial census long form which went to 1 in 6 households every 10 years. The current version of American Factfinder contains 2010 and 2000 census data only. Historical versions of the census in PDF may be found on the Historical Census of Population and Housing site . Selected historical tables and maps are also available from the Historical Census Browser at the University of Virginia. Current and historical census and mapping data is also available in an easy-to-use format via the commercial database Social Explorer (UCB only).

Mapping Resources - Selected

UCB Library's complete list of online Atlases, Maps and Gazeteers is here.

Note: many resources that are not primarily mapping tools,  such as Reference USA (a directory of businesses), include mapping features.

EPA:  Search Your Environment by Zip Code

Enter a zip code to find hazardous waste sites, air pollution emissions, toxic chemical releases, and other local information.

  • SimplyMap
    A web-based data analysis and mapping application that allows users to create custom thematic maps, tables and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Includes over 70,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, real estate & housing, crime, businesses, consumer spending, and points of interest data from the US Census, historical US Census data (1980, 1990, 2000), SimmonsLOCAL data from Experian, and Nielsen Claritas PRIZM data.
  • California Digital Conservation Atlas
    Designed to provide easy-to-use, map views of California's natural resources and working landscapes. Categories of maps include: cultural geography, freshwater resources and characteristics, political districts, transportation networks & models, conservation planning, environmental hazards and more.
  • PolicyMap
    PolicyMap is an easy-to-use mapping program that includes over 15,000 US demographic and socioeconomic data indicators from the neighborhood census block to national levels. Data about demographics, neighborhood conditions, real estate markets, income, jobs and economy, education, crime, and health can be presented as maps, tables, charts and reports.
  • Reference USA
    Includes over 13 million U.S. companies. Provides searching and sorting features by industry, geographic location, company employee size, company name, sales size, etc. Also includes residential addresses for 120 million U.S. households.
  • California Map Series
    Maps of California's congressional districts,state senate and assembly districts and county maps. Produced by the California Voter Foundation.

Sample Searches - Reference USA - mapping businesses

Library home > Electronic Resources > By Subject >Business > Directories> Reference USA

Available databases:  US Businesses

Custom Search

Business Type (on the left)

check off: Keyword/SIC/NAICS

select:  Search Primary NAICS only

liquor stores

select:  Geography  (on the left)

select:  City

pull down "Select a state" menu to California

pull down list of cities to Oakland, CA

click on View Results

click on Map




Last Update: February 03, 2014 17:10