Data and Statistics: How to find sources using library tools Last Updated: Apr 25, 2023 Views: 92
There are two ways that you can find data and statistics:
- Digital resource collections.
- Online sources
The method you choose will depend on the type of data and statistics you need.
Digital Resource Collections
- Open the list of Databases A-Z from the Library website and change the database type to Data & Statistics.
- Read the description of each digital resource collection and choose the one that is right for your research needs. Click to open the collection.
- Conduct a search with your search terms within the collection. The collection may not automatically filter your results to data and statistics.
- Use the collection’s search limiters to filter your search. You can often use these limiters to filter your results to the data or statistics that you need.
Note: A current College Network Account is required for off-campus searching.
When looking for statistics and data, you can also consider internet resources outside those in our digital resource collections. Ask yourself: Who might collect or publish this type of information? Is there a relevant association or organization in this field that might publish data?
A good place to start when looking for this information is our Subject Guides. The Web Resources page in each Subject Guide provides a list of helpful websites related to that field.
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Do you need to talk to library staff? All campus libraries offer brief research consultation and search help during business hours. Contact us in one of the following ways and we will answer within 24 hours during the business work week: