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General materials on this subject can be found on the third floor of the library in the classification QA276. Additionally, many useful statistical references on a variety of subject areas are available online at the Libraries of the USF System web page under Electronic Resources : Reference Resources →Statistical Sources.
Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences. REF HA17 .V64 2005.
Defines terms but does not explain how to compute or use statistics in research.
FactSearch. 1984 to date. Libraries of the USF System
A guide to statistical statements on current social, economic, and political issues culled from such diverse documents as White House press briefings, Congressional hearings, and British parliamentary debates as well as over 1,000 newspapers and journals.
GPO. July 1976 to date. OCLC Libraries of the USF System
Citations for U.S. government documents. Online version of the Monthly Catalog, a master index to government publications cataloged and published by the Government Printing Office.
LexisNexis Statistical Universe. 1973 to date. Libraries of the USF System
An index of all statistical information issued by the United States government back to 1973, plus private, state, and international organizations back to 1980.
American Demographics. Print: 1979 to date. Online: 1986 to date.
American Statistician. Print: 1965 to date. Online: 1992 to date.
Annals of Statistics. Online: 1973-2003.
Chance. Print: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Computational Statistics Data Analysis. Online: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Current Population Reports. Print: 1983-1995. Online: 1994 to date.
Economic Indicators. Print: 1980 to date. Online: 1991 to date.
Federal Reserve Bulletin. Print: 1960-2005. Online: 1989 to date.
International Financial Statistics. Print: 1994 to date.
Journal of the American Statistical Association. Print: 1960 to date. Online: 1992 to date.
Monthly Labor Review. Print: 1960 to date. Online: 1984 to date.
National Economic Trends. Print: 1991-2004.
Review of Economics and Statistics. Print: 1960 to date. Online: 1919-2003. Refereed.
Statistics and Computing Journal. Online: 1997 to date. Refereed.
Statistics and Probability Letters. Online: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Stats. Print: 2002 to date.
Survey of Current Business. Print: 1960 to date. Online: 1983 to date.
Almanac of the 50 States. REF HA203 .A5 2003.
Gives a general statistical overview of each state with a U.S. summary following. Blue pages at the back give 54 tables of comparative ranking.
American Generations Series.
Data divided into nine topical areas describing a specific demographic of the population. Poynter Library carries:
Millennials: Americans Born 1977 to 1994 [REF HQ796 .M4797 2004]
Data profiling the differences and similarities between generations compiled from the 2000 census.
CQ’s State Fact Finder. REF HN60 .C68 2003.
Thirteen subject headings group tables comparing and ranking all fifty states.
County and City Data Book. REF HA202 .C6 2000.
Gives the latest available census figures for each county and the larger cities in the U.S. Supplement of the Statistical Abstract of the United States (see below).
County and City Extra. Annual REF HA203 .C68.
Provides “the most up-to-date statistical information available for every state, county, metropolitan area, congressional district, and for all cities in the United States with a 1990 population of 25,000 or more.” Appendices include geographic concept explanations, components of metropolitan statistical areas, maps of states and congressional districts, a list of cities by county, and source notes for tables. No index; instead there is a table of subjects covered by type of area in the front.
Demographics of the U.S.: Trends and Projections. REF HB849.49 .R87 2003.
A compilation of historical statistics covering the years 1950 to 2000 grouped under ten topical areas.
Florida Statistical Abstract. Annual. REF HC107 .F6F58.
Comprehensive collection of statistics available on the political, social, and economic organization of Florida.
State Rankings. REF HA203 .U17 2003.
A statistical view of all fifty states showing comparisons in 527 categories.
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Annual. REF HA202 .U5.
A single-volume work presenting quantitative summary statistics on the political, social, and economic organization of the United States. An online version is available through the Libraries of the USF System Databases section.
Understanding the Census. REF HA201 1990ar.
Explains census concepts, methods, terminology, and data sources and helps users locate needed census material.
Vital Statistics of the United States. v.1 and v.2. REF HA203 .A22.
A detailed annual report issued in three volumes: births, deaths, and marriages and divorces. Poynter Library carries v.1 (births) and v.2 (deaths) from 1971-1993. A one-volume edition [REF HA203 .V58 2004] offers, in addition, a large collection of statistics on health and disease.
Demographic Yearbook/Annuaire Demographique. Annual. REF HA17 .D45.
Published by the United Nations; covers population and demographic (births, deaths, marriages and divorces) statistics for 233 countries.
Europa World Year Book. 2 v. Annual. REF JN1 .E85.
Covers information on the U.N. and its agencies followed by detailed data on each member country.
Statesman’s Yearbook. Annual. Ref JA51 .S7.
A concise manual of historical, descriptive, and statistical information about the governments of the world.
Statistical Abstract of Latin America. 2000. REF HA935 .S8 v. 36.
Demographic, social, and economic statistics for the twenty countries of Latin America; time-series data allow comparison between countries and date intervals.
Statistical Yearbook/Annuaire Statistique. Annual. REF HA12.5 .U63.
Summary of international statistics covering population, economic, social, and political topics of the various countries of the world.
World Development Indicators. Annual. REF HC59.15 .W656.
Economic, social, political, and demographic data produced by a consortium of over 150 countries and international organizations and compiled by the World Bank. Explanatory text and figures introduce each chapter. Appendices give the statistical methods employed, primary data documentation, a bibliography, and an index of indicators.
World’s Women: Trends and Statistics. REF HQ1154 .W95 2000.
A wide range of statistics collected and prepared by the United Nations on the health, education, labor, and human rights conditions of women in the global community.
Business Statistics of the United States. REF HC101 .A13122 2006.
Takes over from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s discontinued Business Statistics. Compiles data reported in the Survey of Current Business.
Business Statistics on the Web. REF HF1016 .B47 2003.
Lists useful web sites for a wide range of business topics, including market reports, company financial information, economic and business indicators, demographics, and prices.
CRB Commodity Yearbook. REF HF1041 .C56 2005.
Information and statistics on commodities, compiled mainly from various official U.S. publications.
Handbook of International Trade and Development Statistics. Annual. REF HF1016 .U54a.
Published by the United Nations; offers a basic collection of statistical data on world trade and development.
Market Share Reporter. Annual. REF HF5410 .M35.
Compiles market share statistics from public and private sector, national and international sources; arranged by SIC code.
Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. Annual. REF G1019 .R22. Atlas Case #6.
Population, economic, and geographic data and statistics for each state of the U.S.; some tables give city and county figures, as well.
Statistics on Banking. Annual. REF HG2401 .S76.
Published by the FDIC; gives detailed data on bank industry performance for the previous year.
Crime in Florida. 1976-1989: REF HV7259 .A23. 1989 to date: <http:www.fdle.state.fl.us>.
Compiled annually by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, this document presents detailed breakdowns on crime, arrests, and victims. City and county data are included.
Crime in the United States. REF HV6787 .A3.
Released annually by the FBI, this report gives the same data as the Florida report above for all fifty states.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. REF HV7245 .N37b.
Gives a wide variety of statistics relating to crime, including public attitudes, criminal characteristics and demographics, the nature and distribution of known offenses, and the criminal justice system.
Condition of Education. Annual. REF L112 .N377a.
Provides statistics on “indicators”--key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show educational trends.
Digest of Educational Statistics. Annual. REF L112 .A5.
Provides a selection of nationwide data including surveys by the National Center for Educational Statistics. Covers all areas and types of education.
Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2002. REF LB2846 .E247 2002.
Tables and charts give an array of indicators on the current state of education internationally. This edition also provides a new section on learning outcomes.
Projections of Education Statistics. REF LA210 .A28.
Provides ten-year projections of school statistics; gives three estimates: low, middle, and best. Many tables include a fifteen-year retrospective.
Datapedia of the United States: 1790-2000. REF HA202 .K87 2004.
Gives the most significant historical statistics from 1789 to 2003 in 31 selected areas covering demographics, social and economic factors, and government.
Historical Statistics of the States of the United States: Two Centuries of the Census, 1790-1990. REF HA214 .D63 1993.
A census-focused compilation of population, agriculture, and manufacturing data for the fifty states. Cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants in 1990 are included.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970. 2 v. REF HA202 .B7 1976.
Covers all aspects of social, economic, political, and geographical development from 1610 to 1970.
International Historical Statistics:
Two centuries of data from a variety of sources cover the relevant countries in each volume, showing demographic, political, social, and economic statistics.
Vital Statistics on American Politics. REF JK274 .S74 1994.
Divided by topics; longest possible time periods are covered, depending on available data.
Vital Statistics on the Presidency. REF JK518 .R34 1996.
Covers selection and election, policy and organization, and public and congressional relations of each president from Washington to Clinton.
Gallup Poll: Public Opinion. Library has: 1935 to date. REF HN90 .P8 G35.
Annual compilation of public opinion polls on political and social issues.
Black Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook. REF185.5 .B512 2002.
Groups of tables collected in eight topical chapters detailing information on African American populations. Many of the tables give comparative data from previous years.
Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends. REF HA214 .S73 2002.
Gives statistical indicators on a wide variety of subjects that affect the lives of U.S. residents. Comparative data covers the last 50 years, in some cases.
Statistical Record of Hispanic Americans. REF E184 .S75S74 1993.
Compilation of data describing various aspects of life for people of Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, or Puerto Rican descent. Comparative data is given for other ethnic groups.
Statistical Record of Native North Americans. REF E98 .P76S73 1993.
Data is given in eleven topical chapters for U.S. Native American demographics, economics, and social life. The final chapter covers the same material for Canadian groups.
Youth Indicators. REF HQ799.7 .Y72 2005.
Investigates “the lives of students beyond [the] schoolhouse doors.” Gives data on home, health, personal values, and the future, as well as school.