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ePodunk gathers information from thousands of sources, including government agencies, databases, print reference works and news organizations.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of this data. However, the availability and reliability of information vary, and some data can change frequently. If you come across information on our site that you believe is erroneous, please let us know.

For more information about books and publications used in our research, see the printed sources page.


Data

Data sources consulted by ePodunk include:

Federal government

    Army Corps of Engineers
    Board of Geographic Names
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Bureau of Reclamation
    Census Bureau
    Department of Agriculture
    Economic Development Administration
    Environmental Protection Agency
    FDIC
    Forest Service
    Geological Survey
    NASA
    National Center for Education Statistics
    National Climatic Data Center
    National Parks Service
    Patent & Trademark Office
    Postal Service
    Regional Climate Centers
State government

ePodunk has obtained information from the commerce, economic development, education, parks, film and tourism departments for the 50 states.

Local government

ePodunk databases include information from city, county and regional governments, economic development agencies and convention bureaus.

Newspapers and periodicals

Many news sources and magazines are consulted regularly by ePodunk. Among them:

Akron Beacon Journal
Albany Times-Union
American Profile
Arizona Republic
Asbury Park Press
Atlanta Journa-Constitution
Austin American-Statesman
Baltimore Sun
Boston Globe
Buffalo News
Cape Cod Life
Charlotte Observer
Chicago Tribune
Congressional Quarterly
Dallas Morning News
Des Moines Register
Detroit Free Press
Fresno Bee
Forbes
Fortune
Greensboro News-Record
Hartford Courant
Houston Chronicle
Kansas City Star
Los Angeles Times
Marin Independent Journal
Miami Herald
Milwaukee Journal
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Missoula (MT) Missoulian
National Geographic
National Public Radio
The New York Times
Newark Star Ledger
Newsday
Orange County Register
Orlando Sentinel
People magazine
Philadelphia Inquirer
Raleigh News & Observer
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Rocky Mountain News
Sacramento Bee
San Diego Union-Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury-News
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Southern Living
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Syracuse Post-Standard
U.S. News & World Report
Texas Monthly
Vermont Life
Washington Post
Worth
Yankee

Organizations

    Baseball Hall of Fame
    International Tennis Hall of Fame
    Motor Sports Hall of Fame
    NASCAR
    National Inventors Hall of Fame
    NBA
    NFL
    NHL
    Nobel Foundation
    Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Pulitzer Prizes
    Other nonprofits, such as colleges, libraries and museums

Reference works & databases

Perhaps the best collection about American places to date was the American Guide series -- a WPA project encompassing more than 400 volumes compiled by 10,000 writers during the post-Depression years. ePodunk has relied heavily on these guides for historical and geographical information. Other print and database sources appear on our list of published sources.



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