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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.


Examples Online

Crime in Pennsylvania: Annual Uniform Crime Report

Family Issues (compiled by MedlinePlus)


Information Please Almanac

National Center for Educational Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics      

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Statistical Briefing Book

Pennsylvania State Data Center

State & County Quick Facts

State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State 

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U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

The World Factbook


Collections of Online Statistical Resources

 Librarians' Index to the Internet: Statistics    

University of Michigan Documents Center: Statistical Resources on the Web     


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