Kinds of Statistical Data
Government Resources by Subject: An A-Z Index (University Libraries. Arts and Sciences Libraries)
UB librarians selected key resources about nearly forty popular topics. Many include links to Canadian government resources.
Guides to Suggested Data Sources
- Selected Statistics Sources: Introduction
Provides tips for retrieving information from the Classic Catalog; questions to ask when using statistics; and links to summaries of basic statistical concepts.
- Selected Statistical Sources : Portals, General Sources, and Indexes
Summarizes selected directories, subject portals, and indexes to statistical data. Topics cover general sources; and U.S. , state and local, Canadian, and international sites.
- Selected Statistical Sources : Popular Topics
Links lead to data about aging; agriculture; economics, labor, and budgets; children and families; crime and justice; populations; education; energy; foreign countries; foreign trade; health; history ; public opinion; and prices.
- Resources by Subject: Statistical Information
Links to selected statistical databases available through BISON.
- New York State Data Center
The Bureau of the Census established data centers in all states to disseminate census information in their respective areas. State data centers then designate affiliate centers that disseminate the data locally. The New York State Data Center, a section of Empire State Development (ESD)-New York State's economic development agency, designated Lockwood Library an affiliate center.
- Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR is the largest data archive in the world. It collects numeric data from researchers, governments, and other institutions throughout the world, and makes the information available to people at member institutions. This information is primarily raw data. Contact Leslie McCain, UB's ICPSR representative, to access data files. (645-3102 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) Leslie will download the files and place them on a local server.
Contact Edward Herman , a Government Documents Librarian, for additional information about ICPSR or any other question pertaining to statistics.