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Many resources exist that contain discipline specific statistical information.  The resources listed on these pages are among the most general for the social sciences. 


This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources related to statistical information for the social sciences owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.

Reference Books

The following books are located in the Reference Department on the Library's 2nd floor.  They cannot be checked out.

Atlas of Global Development.
G1046 .G1W6
Includes population, economic, social, and environmental indicators and statistics.

The Sage Dictionary of Statistics: a Practical Resource for Students in the Social Sciences.
HA17 .C72 2004
Includes social science statistical methods.

The Atlas of the real World: Mapping the Way We Live.
G1046 .E1 D7 2008
This atlas provides information about population, commercial and human geography.

International Historical Statistsics, Americas, 1750 - 2005.
HA175 .M55 2003

International Historical Statistics, Europe, 1750 - 2005.
HA1107 .M5 2007 (on order)
Historical statistics of Europe

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics.
HA29 .S2363 2007 3 volumes
Provides information about statistical and research methodology.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
HA202 .U5. 
Most current in Reference.  Older editions in the MAIN collection on the 4th floor.

Contains statistics about many aspects of the United States.

World Almanac and Book of Facts
AY67 .N5 W7 2010

Contains statistical and descriptive information about various aspects of the world.


Electronic Books

The following can be accessed by following the links below or by searching the library catalog.

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