Facts and Statistics Online

Several library databases provide access to online Reference books.

Library Guide: How to find Statistics

Many more print Reference Sources are available in the Reference Room.
Consult the Library Catalog or ask a Reference Librarian for help.

Here are some suggested online sources:

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Population, housing, industry, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau

Biography in Context database (formerly Biography Resource Center)
A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 320,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor, including employment, unemployment, wages, productivity, consumer expenditures, inflation, price indexes and other economic statistics.

College Source Online
College profiles and full-text college catalogs.

Credo Reference
Online collection of over 505 reference eBooks from more than 70 publishers, covering all major subject areas. For help in using Credo eBooks, see this help page.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
More than 73,000 articles with maps, photos, drawings and flags. Includes an atlas, quotations, multimedia articles, biographies, geography, yearbooks in addition to over 130,000 Internet links and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

Eurostats (European Union)
Data from European Union countries, including data on economy, finance, population, social conditions, industry, trade, agriculture, transport, environment, energy, science and technology.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Oxford Music Online (formerly  Grove Music Online)
(Print ed. available in Reference: ML100 .G885 LRC-R)
Full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians , The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz , including over 3000 links to related sites, illustrations and musical examples, and over 500 sound examples.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus  (Part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online)
(Print ed. available in Reference:PE 1628.M36 LRC-R)
Thousands of entries with definitions, pronunciation guides, word histories, synonyms, and antonyms.

National Center for Education Statistics
Extensive education related data collected and analyzed by agencies of the U.S. Department of Education.

National Center for Health Statistics
Data from the Center for Disease Control includes vital statistics, and statistics related to aging, disease, injury, and health care.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
(Print ed. available in Reference: HA 202 .S72 LRC-R)
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S. available from government agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
Data compiled from global sources maintained by United Nations agencies and other international organizations, including demographic trends, education, health, business, and economics.

A data access system to United Nations databases. Includes official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labor, national accounts, population and tourism and indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.

USA.gov Data and Statistics
Find data and statistics on U.S. government web sites by topic.

World Almanac
(Print ed. available in Reference: AY 67.N5W7 LRC-R)
A fundamental reference source with access to arts & entertainment, people in the news, U.S. cities/states, nations of the world, etc.

World Bank Data Catalog
The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.

World Factbook (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
(Print ed. available in Reference: G122 .U56b LRC-R)
United States government profiles of countries and non-self-governing territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, economy and political conditions.

Last Updated: August 1, 2013