||How to FIND... Statistics
- Search TIPS — Keywords
- Books & ebooks
- Journals & Articles
To locate statistical information in ORU databases and on the Web, use words that
concepts with key
terms such as data, statistic or percent. Examples:
|advertising and "energy drink"
|college and athlete and "time
|musician* and social network*
Add Date LIMITS
If you need statistics within a date range then specify or limit the dates.
example, when searching the Web include the dates in your search query, such as (2010 or 2011 or 2012).
Most databases and the advanced search in search engines allow you to limit to specific dates.
Locate Authoritative Web Sites & Government Statistics
Search for and restrict
results to government and association or organization fact sheets, which usually include statistics and often reference primary sources, such as original
research or studies.
Limit to domain .gov for government sites or add association or organization to
your keyword terms.
|Concept 1: Use keywords that describe your topic
|your topic 1 AND topic 2
association or organization
|children and diabetes
||"Drug Enforcement Agency"
||"National Football League"
|college and athlete and "time management"
||association or organization
See: Key Points: Search Strategies for use of quotation marks, the asterisk and more.
Statistics - Books & ebooks
Books in the Reference Collection
Inquire at the Reference Desk for help finding books that contain data, charts and statistics.
CQ Researcher -
Print copy, call #H35.E353 LRC-R
Statistical Abstract of the United States- Print copy, call #HA202.S72
the Library Catalog
Use the subject field and type statistics (shown below) or
other similar term. Browse the subject indexes or add descriptive keywords to your search to narrow the results. Then, select one or mark several statistic
subjects from the list. Browse and select a title.
View records for Subjects: Statistics.
Statistical ebooks in ebrary
Select the subject field, type statistics. Narrow the search results by
adding relevant keywords that describe what you need.
View ebooks for Subjects:
Sample ebrary ebooks
Statistics - Journals & Articles
Statistical Journals, Trade Publications, etc.
Use the ORU
A-to-Z Journals List and try a title keyword or advanced search
View titles list for Statistics,
Statistical 140+ journal Titles
Articles with Statistics
Select appropriate databases and use descriptive, relevant keywords.
the search below could be used to find articles with statistics, data, or facts on the topic of the wisdom
Websites with Statistics or Data
a list of selective statistical web sites with abstracts, go to the ATLA
Religion Database, limit the Publication Type to multimedia, type keyword statistic* as
shown below. (Note: Publication type "multimedia" includes Websites, though not all mayl be open access, and file and recording indexing.)
- Government Statistics
- Fedstats: Gateway
to Statistics from 100+ U.S. Federal Agencies
- Provides full text statistical statements on current social,
economic, political, health, and environmental issues and public policy topics.
on Aging: Statistics (Dept. of Health & Human Services)
FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
- Population, housing, industry, economic, and geographic data.
of Economic Analysis (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
- National, international, and regional data.
of Justice Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
- Statistics about crimes, victims, offenders, prosecution, etc.
of Labor Statistics
- • Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject (U.S. Dept. of Labor) - Employment
statistics, wages, living and working conditions, economic statistics, productivity and technology. Publications includes
- • Spotlight on Statistics - Comprehensive data on a variety of topics such as:
- 2012 - Fashion | The Recession of 2007-2009
- 2011 Archive - Automobiles | School's
Out | Women at Work
- 2010 Archive - Food for Thought | Back
to College | Travel
- Cancer.gov: Statistics
easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social
Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the Univ. of Michigan."
for Disease Control and Prevention: Data and Statistics
Population Survey (Bureau of Labor Statistics & Census Bureau)
Enforcement Administration: State Factsheet
Bureau of Prisons: Quick Facts (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
Revenue Service: Tax Stats (U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
about individuals, business taxpayers, tax exempt organizations
Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences) http://nces.ed.gov/
- - Fast Facts
- - Digest of Education Statistics - "Statistical information covering the broad field of American
education from prekindergarten through graduate school."
Agricultural Statistics Service (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
also historical data
Center for Health Statistics (CDC-Center for Disease Control)
- QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau)
- "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography."
Info. Analysis Division: Procurement (U.S. Dept. of Defense)
- U.S. Census Bureau (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
- Includes: 1) Databases and tables covering Crime, Education, Energy, Environment, Finance, Food and Agriculture, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Indication Database,
Industry, Population, Refugees, Trade, and more); 2) Updates; and 3) Country data services. More
- Information on history, people, government,
transportation, communications, economy,geography, military, and transnational
issues for 266 world entities.
Association of Religion Data Archive
on divorce and children of divorce.
traffic, usage, demographics, e-commerce, and more.
For example, on the pull down menu, choose "Full
toolbox" then scroll to "Teen and Young Adult
(National Center for Victims of Crimes)
child abuse, corrections, cost of crimes, domestic
terrorism, etc. http://www.ncvc.org/resources/statistics/
of Criminal Justice Statistics (Bureau of
on all aspects of criminal justice in the
Statistical Information System
and health-related statistics from
- Web Portals & Other Resources
for Finding Statistics
- ipl2: Statistics | Facts
- Previously, Internet Public Library.
- Statistics and Statistical Graphics Resources
collection of links to resources