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Research Skills: Statistics

Basic research skills such as finding books, journal articles, working with databases, citing your sources, and more.

Pew Research Center

"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions." --

One of the projects, "The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives."

Statista Database



Datapedia of the United States: America year by year.
REF HA202 .K87 2007 
Historical statistics of the United States, colonial times to 1970.
United States. Bureau of the Census.
REF HA202 .B87 1975 
International historical statistics: the Americas 1750-1988
Mitchell, B. R. (Brian R.) 
REF HA175 .M52 1993 
Places, towns, and townships.
REF HT123 .P53 2007 

State & Local Statistics Online

United States Statistics Online


  • United States Census Data  
    Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information
  • Data and
    Links to statistics and data from all aspects of the US government.
  • increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
  • Measure of America
    Measure of America provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards.


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