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Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Database Description of American FactFinder American FactFinder (Census) Available free  
America History and Life Description America: History and Life (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Database Description of Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO) Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO) Available free   Unrestricted Online
CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)Description CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly) Description CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
FedStats Database Description FedStats Available free  
LexisNexis Academic Description LexisNexis Academic Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
ProQuest Statistical Insight Description ProQuest Statistical Insight Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online

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The following are selected resources on United States statistics. For more books on this topic, including more specific types of statistics, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.

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Dictionary of U.S. Government Statistical Terms (Reference Collection: HA 17. D 55 1991): This dictionary is designed to help students and researchers use the statistics provided by the United States Government. It defines and explains many of the terms used in government statistical tables, with notes about which agencies use which terms.

General Statistics Resources

Almanac of the 50 States (Reference Collection: HA 203. A 5 1999): This almanac contains short statistical profiles of all 50 states. The profile includes population, economics, environment, crime, and more. This almanac also includes comparative tables.

County and City Data Book (U.S. Documents: C 3.134/2-1:): This online collection of county and city statistical profiles contains data about population, economics, housing, agriculture, labor, and more. The latest edition is available online.

Guide to U.S. Government Statistics (Reference Collection: Z 7554. U 5 G 8 1997): This guide lists thousands of different statistical resources published by the United States government. Documents are organized by agency and cover weather and climate, agriculture and forestry, health, criminal justice, and more. Indexed.

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006 (Reference Desk: C 3.134: 2006): This statistical abstract contains thousands of charts detailing the demographics, economics, education, and more of the United States. Indexed.

Statistics Sources (Reference Desk: Z 7551. S 84): Organized topically, this guide to statistics resources points out thousands of different places to find statistical information.

Historical Statistics

Datapedia of the United States: American History in Numbers (Reference Collection: HA 202. K 87 2004): This collection of historical statistical data covers the early nineteenth century to the present and provides tables on weather and climate, mortality, consumer income, food and nutrition, and more. Indexed.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Reference Desk: HA 202. H 57 2006): This five volume set contains thousands of charts, graphs, and tables that cover the population (volume one), work and welfare (volume two), economic structure and performance (volume three), economic sectors (volume four), and governance and international relations (volume five). Each volume contains a cumulative index.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 (Reference Desk: C 3.134/2: H 62/789-970): This two volume collection of historical United States statistics contains tables on transportation, vital statistics, immigration, agriculture, and more. Includes multiple indexes.

Web Sites

Many Web sites that track and archive United States statistical material are listed above in the articles and databases sections. The premier source for statistics on the United States is the Census Bureau.

Association of Religion Data Archives: This independent project collects statistical data on religion in the United States.

Bureau of Justice Statistics: A part of the US Department of Justice, this Web site has statistics and statistical abstracts of legal, crime, and corrections statistics.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics is part of the US Department of Labor. This site contains statistical information on employment, economics, workers' safety, productivity, occupations, and more.

National Center for Health Statistics--FASTATS: Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control, this site contains statistical information on health and disease in the United States.


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