In light of the government shutdown, another vendor has opened up a licensed database for access these next two weeks. This time it is Oxford University Press with the Social Explorer site. Social Explorer provides US Census demographic data. Yesterday, EBSCO announced similar plans for the ERIC database. Here is more information from the OUP site:
The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials, including the US Census website.
To that end, Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer<http://www.socialexplorer.com/> – the premier US Census demographics website – for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.
For access to Social Explorer, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> to request a username and password.