Associations and professional/academic societies are good sources of information for students wanting to learn more about the landscape of sociological research, professional and volunteer opportunities, conferences, funding opportunities, and a whole lot more.
National Center for Education StatisticsDatasets and analysis of longitudinal studies on students, info on educators, public policy, libraries, and more. Click "fast facts" or "data tools" to see some of the options.
Bureau of Justice StatisticsProvides all kinds of data on justice-related topics: incarceration rates and other prisoner statistics, census of jails, crime, and more.
Provides "...comprehensive accounts of trends and findings about artistic disciplines, arts employment, arts participation, and the arts’ value and impact in American life. These reports typically contain original research and detailed statistical analyses" (Research Publications: Research Reports).
Provides fascinating information about world population statistics, including an estimate of the total number of people who have ever lived, as well as data about income, poverty, disease, labor force, family structure, health, and more. Create charts and view maps by indicator.