Research Guides: Demographics

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Databases

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  • Multidisciplinary
  • U.S. & International Newspapers, Magazines, State & Federal Cases, Company Reports, Country Information
  • All Full-text
  • Publications include Business World, The Guardian, The Independent, New York Times, Moscow News, Wall Street Journal Abstracts, and many more
  • Coverage from 1980 to present

Encyclopedias

Atlas of the Baby Boom Generation
Print Location: E741.A88 2000
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census
Print Location: HA37.U55 E53 2000
Reference Collection
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Print Location: E184.A1 G14
Reference Collection
2 vols.
St. James Press Gay and Lesbian Almanac
Print Location: HQ76.3.U5 S75 1998
Reference Collection
Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies
Print Location: HC15 .W67 2002
Reference Collection

Handbooks & Guides

Asian American Almanac
Print Location: E184.O6 A824
Reference Collection
American Attitudes: What Americans Think About the Issues that Shape Their Lives
Print Location: HN90.P8 A527 2005
Reference Collection
American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation
Print Location: E184.A1A63448 1997
Reference Collection
2 vols.
American Salaries and Wages Survey
Print Location: HD4973.A67
Reference Collection
Baby Boom: Americans Born 1946 to 1964
Print Location: HF5415.33.U6 R877 2004
Reference Collection
Millennials: Americans Under Age 25
Print Location: HQ796.M55 2001
Reference Collection
Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey
Print Location: HA201.122.W48 2012
Reference Collection

Websites

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistics on the larbor marketplace and the entire national economy.
ChildStats.gov
Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
ERsys.com
Source: ERsys.com
Provides statistical information on American cities and metropolitan areas in all fifty states. There is information on education, transportation, ethnicity and other demographic breakdowns, and even current weather conditions.
Migration Information Source
Source: Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Information Source provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends.
National Center for Education Statistics
Source: NCES
Main organization that collects, collates, analyzes, and reports statistics on American education. The Data section contains the Integrated Postsecondary Education data system (IPEDS) databases.
National Center for Health Statistics
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Main U.S. agency for vital and health statistics.
OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
Source: The University of Auckland Library, New Zealand
A portal to government statistics all around the world. Be aware that many of the sites are not in English.
Polling Report
Source: PollingReport.com
Provides recent poll data on social issues. Questions are posed by such companies as Gallup, Harris, CBS, NBC, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Trends and pertinent information are included.
State Health Facts Online
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Provides state comparisions for a variety of health statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Statistical information on U.S. population, health, education, labor force, income, construction and housing.
U.S.Census Bureau
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau
The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
United Nations Statistics Division
Source: United Nations
Links to a wide range of socioeconomic data and environmental statistics. The sources include UN and regional economic and social commissions. Provides information on over 200 countries or areas.
United States Historical Census Data Browser
Source: Geospatial and Statistical Data Center at the University of Virginia Library
Statistical data describing the people and economy of the United States for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.

Statistics

American Cost of Living Survey
Print Location: HD6983.A67
Reference Collection
American Factfinder
Source: United States Census Bureau
"Provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. The data come from several censuses and surveys."
 
American Generations: Who They Are, How They Live, What They Think
Print Location: HC110.C6M545 1998
Reference Collection
American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns
Print Location: HA214.A6
Reference Collection
Business Statistics of the United States
Print Location: HC101.A13122
Reference Collection
County and City Extra: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book
Print Location: HA203.C68
Reference Collection
Datapedia of the United States: American History in Numbers
Print Location: HA202.K87 2004
Reference Collection
Demographics of the U.S.: Trends and Projections
Print Location: HB849.49.R875 2000
Reference Collection
Demographics: A Guide to Methods and Data Sources for Media, Business, and Government
Print Location: HB849.4.D447 2006
Reference Collection
Development and the Next Generation
Print Location: HC59.7.W659
Circulating Books
MSA Profile
Print Location: HC106.8 .M47
Reference Collection
Population Statistics
Print Location: HA1107.5.P678
Reference Collection
State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
Print Location: HA203.S734
Reference Collection
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Print Location: HA202.U57
Circulating Books
Multi-volume
Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends
Print Location: HA214.S73 2002
Reference Collection
Vital Statistics of the United States. Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data
Print Location: HA203.V587

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Demographic Yearbook. Annuaire Demographique
Print Location: HA17.D45
Reference Collection
Hispanic-American Almanac : a Reference Work on Hispanics in the United States
Print Location: E184.S75 H557 1993
Reference Collection
World Almanac and Book of Facts
Print Location: AY67.N5 W7
Current year in Reference Collection; past editions in Circulation Books

Atlases

Atlas of American Migration
Print Location: G1201. E27F5 1998
Reference Collection
Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide
Print Location: G1019.R22
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