As part of its work to expand the frontier of economic knowledge, the St. Louis Fed's Research Division provides many online information services to the public. From our flagship data tool FRED® to tools for educators and librarians, we strive to be a go-to source for economic information. Read more about the history of FRED and our other services in the 2018 and 2016 annual reports.
FRED, your trusted data source since 1991, is a data aggregator bringing together more than 750,000 regional, national, and international data series from over 100 different sources. With ready access to this wide range of series and sources in one place, users can get a good picture of both U.S. and global economic data. FRED is used by policymakers, researchers, students, teachers, business professionals, journalists, and anyone who’s interested in accessing data to make informed decisions. Access FRED data on the web, in the mobile apps, through the Excel® add-in, or via the API. Create or access topical dashboards and data lists that update automatically when new data is released, view a calendar of data releases, and subscribe to the newsletter for the latest data additions, news, and updates.
The Economic Education team provides free economics and personal finance curriculum materials for use in elementary, middle-school, high-school, and college classrooms in the award-winning teacher online portal, econlowdown.org and through LMS integration. Create online classrooms, build a syllabus using our lesson plans, videos, online modules, and activities, and monitor student progress in virtual classrooms. Teachers can also subscribe to the newsletter for regular news and updates.
FRASER, a unique digital library of economic and financial history, offers access to more than half a million historical data, research, and policy documents to users around the world. FRASER materials are digitized from the collections of our partners, including the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the FDIC, and the libraries and archives of the Federal Reserve System. Subscribe to FRASER's monthly newsletter for news and updates.
Fed in Print is a central catalog of publications of the Federal Reserve System. Regularly updated by librarians and publications specialists and maintained by the St. Louis Fed, FiP provides an easy index to research and information publications, speeches by Federal Reserve officials, and more. Users can search the catalog on the web and subscribe to RSS feeds for all Fed institutions, or just a subset.
IDEAS, a service of the international RePEc economics bibliographic database, is hosted and maintained by the Research Division under the direction of economist Christian Zimmermann.
Dashboards of comparative state, county, and metro economic data for areas across the US are made available by the Regional Economics team, who also produce and disseminate Eighth District economic data and research like the Beige Book.