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Statistics and Data Sets

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Related guides: Statistics from the Federal Government

star Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest) 1790 to present
Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political, and economic life. Emphasis is on the United States, but some tables cover regions, states, cities, and comparative international statistics. Information is gathered from all agencies of the federal government and from private, commercial, and professional sources. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is designed to serve as a convenient source for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. Most data are presented in time series and include the most recent year available at time of publication.
star Statistical Insight 1974 to present
Statistical data produced by the US government; important international intergovernmental organizations; and knowledgeable professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Includes American Statistics Index and Index to International Statistics. Coverage period variable. Update period variable. Provides statistical data.
    American FactFinder
Interactive, searchable database that retrieves population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U. S. Census. Provides data for the lowest level of geography (blocks), and data for a variety of geographic entities, including school districts, zip code tabulation areas, state legislative districts and Census tracts. Also allows users to retrieve and create reference and thematic maps. Coverage period variable. Continuously updated. Provides statistical data.
    Data Citation Index 1900 to present
The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to research data from repositories in a variety of disciplines and from around the world. It also tracks citations to data sets in published scientific literature.
    Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition is a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources and covers topics such as health, crime, slavery, American Indians, economic sectors and poverty.

Also available in print (5 volumes): Floor 2 Reference Desk, C 3.134/2:H 62x/.
    International Historical Statistics
Provides key economic and social indicators since 1750 for countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europa and Oceania, serving as a reference source for both hard-to-find historical data and the latest figures available, and a tool for comparisons between countries and across time.
    iPoll Databank 1935 to present
This resource contains the iPoll Databank with half a million survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 65 years by more than 150 survey organizations. The Center's Dataset Collection contains surveys from the United States, as well as from Europe, Latin America and Asia. A personal account must be created in order to download datasets.
    OECD iLibrary 1998 - present
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides books, periodicals, and statistical databases on economic and social topics concerning its 30 member countries. Content is available in 17 thematic areas, including: Finance & Investment (including Insurance); Industry and Services; Taxation; and Trade. Statistics are available in either published reports or in interactive databases Continuously updated. Provides full-text.
    Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
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