Strategies for finding statistics or data
- Search a compendia of US statistical data, such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States (1889-2012) and Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States (2013 - onward). If you find a relevant table, check the source notes.
- Search an index to statistical data, such as Proquest Statistical Insight.
- Trace the source notes from the footnotes and bibliographies of relevant books and articles.
- Add the term statistics or data to a catalog or database search.
Explore U.S. Census data
Encyclopedia of the U.S. census: from the Constitution to the American Community Survey (available online via Sage Knowledge)
Easy to use interface for census data from 1790 - 2016, including the American Community Survey, and other survey data.
- Includes tables on topics such as family structure.
- Contains reference maps to find data in geographic areas