Examples of Almanacs & Statistical Resources
EXAMPLES OF ALMANACS & STATISTICAL RESOURCES
Almanacs are annual volumes of current and retrospective information. They answer simple questions about important events, population, governmental, business, sports, and much more. While almanacs include some statistical information, some specialized resources limit themselves to statistics. Browse through this list and consider which resources might be appropriate for your research paper.
Examples in the Library
Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences REF HA17.V64 1999
Pennsylvania Abstract REF HA607.P4
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States REF HA202.A385
A standard, valuable summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Published yearly by the U.S. Department of Commerce. An index is located in the back of this book. The numbers in the index are not page numbers!
TIME Almanac REF AY64.I552
Published annually since 1947. Contains many tables, information about current events, and summaries of past events.
World Almanac and Book of Facts REF AY67.N5W7
Published annually since 1886. Similar to Information Please Almanac. Its index is in front.
Crime in Pennsylvania: Annual Uniform Crime Report http://ucr.psp.state.pa.us/UCR/Reporting/Annual/AnnualSumArrestUI.asp
Family Issues (compiled by MedlinePlus) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/familyissues.html
Information Please Almanac http://www.infoplease.com/
National Center for Educational Statistics http://www.nces.ed.gov/
National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus http://medlineplus.gov/
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Statistical Briefing Book http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/ojstatbb/index.html
Pennsylvania State Data Center http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu
State & County Quick Facts http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html
State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
This is an ebook. Its full-text is through a title search or in Encore at http://www.lccc.edu/library, Start Your Research Here
U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/
The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
Collections of Online Statistical Resources
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Statistics http://www.lii.org/search/file/statistics
University of Michigan Documents Center: Statistical Resources on the Web http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html