This guide will help you locate statistics for your research. The tabs above will help you find specific resources. For more general sources, the "Starting Points" box on this page will help you get started with your research.
These books will introduce you to part of our physical, reference collection. Also, keep in mind that many of these sources have up-to-date information online.
- Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight
Gives an extensive list of U.S. Federal Government Sources. You will need to perform a Google search with the name of the organization. For example, search "Council of Economic Advisors", and the site is the first link.
This site provides comparative national statistics on a variety of topics. In many cases statistics can also be displayed as bar graphs, charts, or maps. Data sources include "the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD." The site also offers other sections: such as single-country profiles, an encyclopedia, flags, and more.
This site provides comparative U.S. state statistics on a variety of topics. In many cases statistics can also be displayed as bar graphs, charts, or maps. Data sources include the "US Census Bureau, FirstGov.gov, the FBI, Bureau of Justice, and various other governmental and non-profit organizations." The site also offers other sections: such as single-state profiles, flags, and maps.
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Simply add your subject (i.e., transportation, urban crime, etc.) to this search to see other research guides specific to your subject.
These are two other guides that have links to subject-specific statistical resources: