Kelley Center - GOV

Offers access and service for patents and trademarks, United States and Texas state government information, maps, microfilm and microfiche.

New Electronic Resource:

American FactFinder is offline permanently March 31, 2020.


Go to for new data releases.


Questions? Visit: as self help.


Or: Contact Kelley Center to ask for assistance with searching and using this new digital government resource. During the library closure due to the Coronavirus, you may email us to request online research consultancy or instruction for yourself or your class  via Zoom.


You may also want to visit our Census Data LibGuide at to access resources that guide you in locating and using census data.

Check out our new guide to the 2020 Census

Kelley Center for Government Information, Data, and Geospatial Services has generated a new libguide on "2020 Census - Commit to Count," accessible at

Our new guide provides selective links to give people a quick start on knowing about the value of the Census, uses of Census data, key dates to know, how to apply for paid Census jobs, a sample questionnaire, 2020 Census guides in different languages, and how to avoid 2020 Census frauds and scams, as well as news about the Census from Census Bureau and on the Rice Campus.

In addition, the guide provides the link to the official website of the 2020 Census for getting more official information.

The guide also provides a link to the 2020 Census website by Houston in Action, which provides rich information to educate and mobilize the Houston region and Harris County for a complete count of the 2020 Census. It also calls everyone to action to share the information and motivate their family relatives, friends, organizations to participate.

Library Instruction

Training Class

Fondren Library provides learning opportunities in many areas, from searching the research literature to creating multimedia presentations, using data, archival research and more. Use the list below to contact the library department that fits your needs.

Intellectual Property Event with the USPTO

Intellectual Property

ICPR - computer-readable social science data

Rice University is a member of the ICPSR, a data storage consortium which contains the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data. In addition to archiving collections from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, and economics, ICPSR has emphases in gerontology, substance abuse and mental health, criminal justice, child care, health and medical care, education, and demography. ICPSR also provides training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

For more information, contact Kim Ricker (, Kevin Markowski ( or Kathy Weimer (

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