Since Federal and State Governments compile most statistics, learn to navigate their websites for best effect.
For free searching go to FedStats http://www.fedstats.gov
Do you want demographics? Go to http://www.brainyzip.com
Current Economic Indicators? Liber8 is an economic information portal for librarians and students
Tips to help locate statistics for your research
How can I find statistics for my needs?
HA - contains general works on statistics
There is no single right way or call number to locate statistics. When you search for statistics in the Voyager catalog or in a database, always identify the subject for your search and then use statistics as the second word. For example
United States--Statistics, MedicalEducation--United States--StatisticsPopulation StatisticsVital StatisticsAged -- StatisticsHealth Surveys--Statisticsl Methods
What books contain resource information?
County and City Extra Ref. HA203.C68 2002 - The print edition is ordered infrequently. Check for other years to locate statistics kept by counties and cities in the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States Ref. HA2020.H57 2006This 5 volume work covers population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance , economic sectors, and governance and international relations.
Business Statistics of the United States Ref. HC101.A13122 2006
Always look under the subject term "statistics" in the subscription databases for narrower terms.
For keyword searching, add one or the following words to your search: statistics, data, frequency, census, analysis, demographics.
Various agencies collect statistics at different levels. Consider looking for city, county, local, State, Regional, Federal, and global statistics.
Know your State and Federal Government collection site for your profession and visit it often.Education - National Center for Educational StatisticsBusiness - Bureau of Labor StatisticsNursing - National Institute of HealthCriminal Justice National Center for Justice Reference Service
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