Business and Economy
- Agricultural Statistics
Washington, D.C. : The Department of Agriculture
Offers data on agricultural production, consumption, supplies, facilities, costs and returns in the United States.
Location(s): Ref HD 1751 .A27
- American Cost of Living Survey
Detroit: Gale Research
Provides prices of a variety of goods and services including child care, groceries, housing and taxes for selected major cities in each U.S. state.
Location(s): Ref HD 6983 .A67
- Business Rankings Annual
A compilation of rankings from the business press, emphasizing the ranking of companies within given industries.
Location(s): Ref HG 4050 .B88
- LexisNexis Academic
Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
Coverage varies by title; mostly 1980s-present
- Market Share Reporter
A compilation of data extracted from periodical articles on top brands in given retail categories, top manufacturers and the largest companies in various sectors.
Location(s): Ref HF 5415 .M323 2011
Children and Youth
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Offers statistics on consumer price, employment, wages, inflation, productivity, the U.S. economy, etc. This is a gold mine of current statistical data and reports covering consumer spending, employment, wages, productivity, occupations, international trade, and industries. Also shows "The U.S. Economy at a Glance."
Provides U.S. federal and state reports and statistics on children and families.
- Kids Count
Tracks the welfare of children in the U.S. on a state-by-state basis.
- Crime in the United States
Washington, D.C. : Federal Bureau of Investigation
An annual compilation of crime statistics. The most recent year is kept in the reference collection; earlier years are shelved in the government documents collection under the number J 1.14/5. Also available on the web at the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.
Location(s): Ref HV 6787 .A3
- Digest of Educational Statistics
Washington, D.C. : National Center for Educational Statistics
An annual compilation of national statistics covering enrollments, families, and various social factors, such as poverty status of children by race/ethnicity, and many other topics for kindergarten through higher education. Some of the data tables are the same each year, but others are unique data sets, compiled for that year only. Also available on the web from the National Center for Education Statistics
A vast collection of data on schools, teachers, educational attainment, and more. From the U.S. Department of Education.
- Energy Information Administration
Official energy statistics from the U.S. government. Also contains some environmental information (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions).
- Hispanic Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook
Palo Alto, CA: Information Publications
Includes statistics on demographics, education, labor, crime and social characteristics.
Location(s): Ref E 184 .S75 H53 2001
- Britannica Online Academic Edition
Go to Research Tools > World Data Analyst for country snapshots, country comparisons (current and chronological), and ranked statistics.
Luxembourg: European Commission
From the Website: "Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions."
- OECD Stat Extracts
OECD.stat includes data and metadata for 34 member countries and selected non-member economies. This data covers a wide range of topics, including the economy, health, the environment, and population statistics.
- The Illustrated Book of World Rankings
Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference
Offers comparative data ranking nations of the world in categories relating to population, military power, the economy, trade, the environment, health, crime, cities, and more.
Location(s): Ref HA 155 .K87 2001
- International Social Survey Programme
1985 - ongoing
This resource is an excellent source of statistical information on a wide variety of subjects in the social sciences, including the environment, national identity, social networks, family and changing gender roles, religion, leisure, and the role of government. Data is collected from 43 countries around the world and made available to researchers in raw form for further study. This website also includes a comprehensive bibliography of publications using ISSP data.
- Statistical Abstract of the World
3rd ed. edition
Presents data on over 180 countries, covering geography, demographics, education, science and technology, government and law, and economics. Sources for all data are noted, and an appendix lists and describes sources, offering important leads to additional data.
Location(s): Ref HA 154 .S83
- World Bank Data and Statistics
Searchable by topic or country, provides statistical data on agriculture, education, the environment, health, industry, poberty, and many other topics.
- American FactFinder
Provides a wealth of information about populations and places in the United States, drawing on census data. The powerful search facility can be used to pinpoint tables of data and to create maps based on the variables you supply. Mapping tools enable creation of thematic maps from national to street level.
A portal for all sorts of statistical data from federal Web sites. To search for Minnesota data: Select Minnesota from the menu under "MapStats" for state statistics; you may also limit by Minnesota county or city.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office
This is perhaps the single most useful small package of statistical information available. It includes hundreds of tables of figures on population, economics, social factors, etc., with references to the original sources. An index to the tables provide essay access. A web version can be found at Census.gov.
Location(s): Ready Reference HA 202 .A2
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
Includes summaries of statistical publications and searches and displays tables of statistical data. Statistical Insight includes links to the full-text of selected publications and government web sites, including the information contained in the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
- CDC Wonder
Provides statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Subjects covered include natality, mortality, AIDS, cancer, etc.
- Historical Statistics of the United States
Offers vital statistics, economic figures, and social data for the US in times series. An index at the back helps pinpoint tables by subject. Updated by, Statistical Abstract of the United States, (HA 202 .A22; most current year shelved at the reference desk).
[Resource no longer available]
- Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000
Lanham, MD: Bernham
Offers tables of data year-by-year on population, health, migration, labor, national income and wealth, consumer income and expenditures, social statistics, agriculture, manufacturing, communications, government, and more.
Location(s): Ref HA 202 .K87 2004
- International Historical Statistics: The Americas: 1750-2005
New York: Stockton
6th ed. edition
Offers time-series statistics on population, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport and communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Other volumes in this series cover Africa, Asia, Oceania (HA 4675 .M553 2007) and Europe (Ref HA 1107 .M5 2007).
Location(s): Ref HA 175 .M55 2007
- America Votes
Summarizes state and national election returns. Useful for historical as well as recent information.
Location(s): Ref JK 1967 .A8
- Center for Responsive Politics
Site maintained by a non-partisan research group which monitors campaign finances. Offers data on campaign finances for elected officials and presidential candidates.
- Project Vote Smart
Offers data on backgrounds, issues, campaign finances and voting records of the U.S. candidates and elected officials.
- County and City Data Book
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census,
Contains social, economic and political statistics on cities and counties within the United States.
Location(s): Ref HA 202 .A36
- Demographic Yearbook
New York: United Nations
A compilation of demographic statistics from around the world. Some years include a special thematic or historical focus.
Location(s): Ref HA 17 .D45
- International Data Base
Maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau International Programs Center, contains demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas.
- United States Census Bureau
The source for statistical data collected by the United States government on the U.S. population. Browse or search by topic or click "QuickFacts" for state and county profiles.
- Gallup Poll
Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources
An annual compilation of opinion poll statistics gathered by the Gallup Organization, covering from 1935 to the present. Indexes make it easy to find figures from different years. This organization also maintains a website which contains selected data at Gallup.com.
Location(s): Ref HN 90 .P8 G35
- Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics
Cambridge: Gambridge University
Offers concise definitions of statistical terms with accompanying diagrams and graphs.
Location(s): Ref QA 276.14 .E84 2006
- Dictionary of Statistics
Over 1500 entries. Covers a wide range of statistical vocabulary including terms used in computing, operational research, probability, business and industry.
- Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences
An in-depth exploration of all fields of inquiry in which statistical methods are used. Includes articles on statistical terminology as well as on fields in which statistics are used.
Location(s): Ref QA 276.14 .E5 1982
- Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms
New York: Oxford University Press
Location(s): Ref HA 17 .K4 2003
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Includes data on air, rail, highway, and transit transportation. In addition, has information on safety, energy and the environment.
From the World Bank Group, provides gender statistics for countries around the world.
- Statistical Record of Women Worldwide
2nd ed. edition
Covers a wide variety of topics with data from many sources, including attitudes and opinions of topics from work to family to sex roles, crime statistics, domestic life. Much time is spent on activities, education, health, labor, income, religion, population, and more.
Location(s): Ref HQ 1150 .S73 1995