Data and Statistics

It can be difficult to separate data and statistics into neat, mutually exclusive categories. For this reason, we suggest that you scan the upper box on data resources as well as the second box on statistical compendia and other resources.

TIP: A successful search for datasets often begins in a statistical source. Check the notes attached to tables and charts which frequently identify the datasets from which the statistical materials were drawn.

Statista is a unique statistical resource which can be used to identify datasets on a broad range of topics. Example below.


Graph of broadcast news coverage of climate change by four networks with a red box highlighting the source for the numbers used to construct the graph.

Key Data and Polling Resources

Key Statistical Resources

Need more help?

Please contact Roxanne Palmatier or Christine Oka, library partners for the DLP program.