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Suggested sources for statistics in a wide variety of research areas
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United States Statistics- Online!

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States  database is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient online source for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. You can access it through the library's A-Z Databases list, or through any of the Databases by Discipline pages.

There's a great LibGuide with all kinds of links to information about what's covered in the database:

Additional Guide

Indiana Statistics
by Instructional Services - Last Updated Jan 25, 2017
This guide was developed by Kristen Leonard and the staff of Indiana University Kokomo Library, with additions by Rice Library reference librarians.
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Why Reference Sources?

Reference sources can provide you with valuable information such as:
  • Background information
  • Important figures
  • Dates, places, and people
  • Definitions and key terms
  • Lists of additional sources (articles, books, etc.)
They are an excellent way to begin your research by allowing you to become familiar with the topic in preparation to choose the best articles, books, and additional resources. 

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Always Evaluate Your Sources!!!  What Google considers to be scholarly may not be considered scholarly by your professor.

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