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Finding Statistics
Subject Guide to Online Resources

Many statistical sources will be found in the library and location and call numbers can be obtained by using a keyword search in Voyager, the Library's online catalog. Use the word statistics with your general topic word, as in:

+women +statistics
+firearms +statistics
+education +statistics
+accidents +statistics
+teens +statistics
+drugs +statistics
+prisons +statistics
+crime +statistics
+health +statistics

This guide is intended to assist you in finding supportive statistics online. In the past few years the amount of information available online has greatly increased, and most current federal information can now be found on the internet. The Federal Government gathers many kinds of statistics divided by the nation or by states. The Census Bureau similarly gathers statistics and breaks them down further into a county and city level. Some sites gather many focused statistics relating to a particular topic or ethnic group. The links to statistical websites are divided into the subject categories below:

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General Websites

Data on the Net (Social Sciences):
From SSDC, University of California, San Diego. Search or browse our listing of 361 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more.

A clearinghouse for statistics from over 100 Federal Agencies. Great searching options, easy to use.

Internet Statistics:
Links about and statistics of Internet usage.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book:
Uncle Sam's Reference Shelf, Online Version. Includes statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels.

Statistical Abstract of the United States:

Best collection of statistics compiled by the Census Bureau. Use index to locate appropriate tables. Look at the bottom of the table for who gathered the statistics for further exploration.

Statistical Resources on the Web:
University of Machigan Documents Center subject guide to statistical resources online.


Agricultural Morning Call Report (STA Research):
Opening calls, market statistics, cash markets, weather outlook, weekly schedule of events, "bulls versus bears" section, support and resistance levels.

Agricultural Statistics:
Access the 1997, 1995-96, and the 1994 documents. Locate statistical charts, and tables about topics such as agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Some files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files.


County Business Patterns:
Access the 1993 and 1994 economic profiles.

Minority-Owned Business:
Includes black-owned, hispanic-owned, and women-owned enterprises.

One-stop internet browsing for business, trade and economic information.


California Statistics on the Web:
Links to Major Gateways & Multi-Topic (California), Agriculture, Air Quality, Business/Economics, Climate, Crime Demographics, (Historical Census Data), Education, Elections/Voting, Energy, Fire, Health,
Immigration, Labor/Employment, and Transportation. Provided by CSU Chico.

Crime & Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics:
Bureau of Justice Statistics site.

College and University Campus Crime Statistics:
U.S. Department of Education and FBI campus crime data.

Courts and Sentencing Statistics:
Bureau of Justice Statistics site.

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD):
NACJD preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online:
Online version of printed sourcebook about criminal justice in the United States brought together from over 100 sources.

Uniform Crime Reports:
Federal Bureau of Investigation site for crime statistics.


American Community Survey:
The American Community Survey is a new nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.

American FactFinder:
Source for population, housing, economic and geographic data.

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations:
From U.S. Census Bureau.

Asian and Pacific Islander Populations in the U.S.:
From U.S. Census Bureau, reports on the Asian and Pacific Islander populations in the United States containing population, family, and economic characteristics .

Black Population in the United States:
From U.S. Census Bureau, reports on the Black population in the United States containing population, family, and economic characteristics .

Census Bureau:
Gateway to Census sites.

Current Population Survey:
Access the basic monthly survey, data, history and concepts, supplements, punlications, methodology and documentation, and related surveys. Also available is the Annual Demographic Survey.

Hispanic Population in the United States:
From U.S. Census Bureau, reports on the Hispanic population in the United States containing population, family, and economic characteristics.

National Vital Statistics System:
The Nation's official vital statistics: births, deaths, marriages and divorces.

Population Division:
Locate population estimates and projections, social and demographic characteristics, and detailed 1990 census data.

Statistical Abstract of the United States:

Best collection of statistics compiled by the Census Bureau. Use index to locate appropriate tables. Look at the bottom of the table for who gathered the statistics for further exploration.

Subjects A to Z:
U.S. Census Bureau subject directory.

TIGER®: The Coast to Coast Digital Map Database:
TIGER=Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system. Census Bureau maps.

Voting & Registration:
U.S. census compilation of voting and registration statistics including retrospective stats.

Women's Statistics News Releases:
Collection of statistical tables relating to women from the U.S. Census. Subjects covered include fertitlity, education, and work related issues.

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Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Access national (e.g. NIPA, gross product by industry), international (e.g. balance of payments, exports and imports), and regional (e.g. state personal and per capita income) data.

Conference Board's Business Cycle Indicators:
Locate Leading Economic Indicators and related indexes, business cycle indicators, and the Index of Consumer
Confidence (current and historical).

Construction Statistics:
Building Permits (C-40), Housing Starts (C-20), Housing Completions (C-22), New Home Sales (C-25), Value of Construction Put in Place (C-30), Expenditures for Residential Improvements (C-50). Also available is the Census of Construction Industries.

Consumer Price Indexes:
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Current Industrial Reports:
Timely data on the production, inventories, and orders for 4,400 products. The various data include monthly, quarterly, annual, and biennial reports.

Economic Census Report:
From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Economic Indicators:
Daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Economic Report of the President:
Reports from 1995 forward available through GPO Access.

Economic Time Series Page:
Access over 100,000 time series data from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Bureau of the Census, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also access data from the Bank of Canada and trade associations. You can modify series data and run regressions on-line.

Governments Division:
Access financial data for the largest 50 cities and counties, state finance data by state, and government finance estimates, by type of government and by state.

Housing and Household Economic Statistics:
Access data on housing starts and household data such as income and poverty, labor force, small area income and poverty estimates.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER):
Data on industry, trade, labor, etc.

One-stop internet browsing for business, trade and economic information.


Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies:
Provided by NCES.

Education Finance Statistics Center (EDFIN):
From NCES.

Encyclopedia of ED Stats:
Education Statistics at a Glance brings together data from several NCES sources including: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics.

Fast Facts:
From NCES.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities 1976-1994:
From NCES.

Library Statistics Programs:
Statistics from NCES on various types of libraries.

National Center for Education Statistics:
NCES is the primary federal entity for gathering education statistics in the U.S. and other countries.

NCES Survey/Program Areas:
Includes: Education Assessments, Elementary/Secondary Surveys, International Comparisons,
Library Surveys, Longitudinal Surveys, Postsecondary Surveys.

Popular NCES Reports:
Quickly find NCES statistical publications.

Postsecondary Longitudinal Studies:
Provided by NCES.

Science, Social Science & Engineering Resources:
Research & development, science and engineering educational statistics provided by the National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics.

SESTAT Integrated Databases:
Contain records on over 100,000 college graduates with an education and/or occupation in a natural science, social science or engineering field and represents about 12 million scientists and engineers in the United States.

U.S. Department of Education: Research and Statistics:
The Department houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics for Education.


Energy Information Administration:
Reports include the Short-Term Energy Outlook, International Petroleum Statistics Report, press releases, Annual Energy Outlook, data covering the topics of petroleum, natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewable, electricity, international, multi-fuel, end-use consumption, and financial information.


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

Data and Statistics:
Links to scientific data, surveillance, health statistics and laboratory information from the CDC.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report:
Contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category. From the CDC.

Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report:
Discusses current outbreaks and health trends.

National Center for Health Statistics:
Includes detailed statistical tables, fact sheets, FASTATS: iIndex for health statistics by subject.

National Prevention Information Network- Statistics & Trends:


Canada Statistics:
Canadian government site with a wide range of statistics, including socio-economic data, environmental statistics, and government information.

CIA World Factbook:
Information on social and economic conditions, key leaders and diplomatic offices by country.

Criminal Justice Statistical Resources:
Annotated statistics from the World Criminal Justice Library Network (WCJLN).

FAOSTAT Statistics Database:
"FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics" in areas such as production and trade.

Food and Agricultural Organization:
Access data on topics such as agriculture, economics, fisheries, forestry, and sustainable development.

Foreign Trade Statistics:
From U.S. Census Bureau.

International Business Statistics:
Excellent guide to sites for international business statistics from Rensselaer at Hartford.

International Crime Statistics:
From Interpol.

Statistical Agencies (International):
List of agencies by country. Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau.

United Nations Development Programme:
From the United Nations Population Division, full-text statistical publications ranging from AIDS to Urban Agglomerations.

United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends:
United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems.

WHOSIS - WHO Statistical Information System:
Epidemiological and statistical information available from a variety of sources. Most World Health Organization technical programs make statistical information available and links are provided.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems:
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics this factbook provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world.

World Health Report:
From the World Health Organization, contains basic social indicators and disease statistics.

World's Women 2000--Trends and Statistics:
Online book from the UN's
Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (LABSTAT):
Access statistical time series covering such topics as the consumer price indexes (all urban consumers), employee cost index, and local area unemployment statistics.

Monthly Labor Review Online:

Most Requested Statistics - BLS:

Occupational Outlook Handbook:


Foreign Trade Statistics:
U.S. trade statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Imports and Exports (SIC Code), 1958-1994 (NBER):
Data provided by 4-digit SIC number, year, CIF (cost including freight) import value, and industry shipments.

North American Industry Classification System:
NAICS was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.

One-stop internet browsing for business, trade and economic information.


Aviation Safety Network Statistics:
Accident statistics, rankings, aircraft model statistics, geographical statistics and maps.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics:
Documents such as the National Transportation Statistics, Transportation Statistics Annual Report, the Commodity Flow Survey, full-text transportation research and planning information in the SMART Library, and statistics from the Office of Airline Information. Statistics:
Statistics for killed and injured in the United States, use of restraints, alcohol-related crashes, and statistics by state.

National Transportation Data Archive:
The intermodal transportation database.

Statistical Handbook of Aviation:
Airline information.

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