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Research Guide: Statistical Web Resources

General Sources

Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms - http://www.animatedsoftware.com/statglos/statglos.htm
Explains statistical terminology.

Population Index on the Web - http://popindex.princeton.edu
A bibliographic listing of sources with citations and abstracts covering the period 1986-1998.


STATS.org - http://stats.org/
Examines "the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media."

UNESCO - http://www.unesco.org
Select "statistics" for access to UNESCO Statistics Yearbook, featuring information on education, culture, communication and more.

UNICEF - http://www.unicef.org
Statistics offered by country on health, literacy, mortality and more.

United Nations - http://www.un.org
Many kinds of statistics available under social indicators.

World Fact Book - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Country profiles include statistical information.

World Health Organization - http://www.who.int
Select "information Sources" for World Health Reports annuals.

United States

AdvertisingAge: American Demographics - http://adage.com/section/american-demographics/195

Bureau of Economic Analysis - http://www.bea.gov/
Government collected data and reports. See also the Survey of Current Business issues for additional statistical profiles at http://www.bea.gov/scb/index.htm

Federal Statistical Sources - https://fedstats.sites.usa.gov
Links to all kinds of government statistical sources. Search by federal agency or subject matter.

Statistical Abstracts of the US (subscription database)
Subject approach to national statistical profile.

United States Census Bureau - http://www.census.gov
Links to federal as well as state statistics. Good searching capability.

New York State

New York Government Site - http://www.empire.state.ny.us
Use "Data Center" for population and economic information.

New York State Profile, United States Census - http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36000.html
Census profile arranged by county. Groups several statistical reports together such as county Business patterns and Economic Census.

New York City

Furman Center - www.furmancenter.org
State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods report can be found under Research & Publications

New York City Reference - http://www.panix.com/~clay/nyc/statistics.html
1990 Census information for 5 boroughs and other statistics about the city.

NYCdata - http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata
Features all sorts of New York City-related data, from income, to banking, to sports.

Queens Chamber of Commerce - http://www.queenschamber.org
Offers statistical information on Queens and individual neighborhoods.

**Compiled by Prof. Jane Devine 5/99
Revised by Alexandra Rojas, 6/09