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Guide to Resources for Data & Statistics

This guide will point you to sites and databases where you can find statistical reports and data sets.


Looking for statistics, data, tables or figures? This pages will help you find a source for a large variety of data needs. We encourage you to get help from a librarian (see the contact information on the right of the page, or stop by the Help Desk).

 The library databases listed on the left will address certain topics--use the tabs above to find more resources. 

Library Databases

Policy Map
PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that supports custom demographic maps, tables, reports. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.

Social Explorer
Premium subscribtion provided by the library: get custom reports, data downloads, and maps of current and historical U.S. Census data, as well as religious congregation data.

"The world's largest statistics portal," bringing together data from over 18,000 sources. Specializes in industry, consumer trends, health, demographics, energy, infrastructure, and economics. 

Current Index to Statistics
The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from 162 core journals (as of 2003) that are fully indexed, non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Quantitative U.S. historical data, available for download in Excel. Custom tables, graphing, and sorting available. Registration required for some custom features.

ICPSR  Watch Screencast
From the University of Michigan, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research "maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use."

Population Index
 "...Presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000."