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Research Guide: Statistical Web Resources

General Sources

Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms -
Explains statistical terminology.

Population Index on the Web -
A bibliographic listing of sources with citations and abstracts covering the period 1986-1998.

International -
Examines "the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media."

Select "statistics" for access to UNESCO Statistics Yearbook, featuring information on education, culture, communication and more.

Statistics offered by country on health, literacy, mortality and more.

United Nations -
Many kinds of statistics available under social indicators.

World Fact Book -
Country profiles include statistical information.

World Health Organization -
Select "information Sources" for World Health Reports annuals.

United States

AdvertisingAge: American Demographics -

Bureau of Economic Analysis -
Government collected data and reports. See also the Survey of Current Business issues for additional statistical profiles at

Federal Statistical Sources -
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 -
Links to federal as well as state statistics. Good searching capability.

New York State

New York Government Site -
Use "Data Center" for population and economic information.

New York State Profile, United States Census -
Census profile arranged by county. Groups several statistical reports together such as county Business patterns and Economic Census.

New York City

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

New York City Reference -
1990 Census information for 5 boroughs and other statistics about the city.

NYCdata -
Features all sorts of New York City-related data, from income, to banking, to sports.

Queens Chamber of Commerce -
Offers statistical information on Queens and individual neighborhoods.

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