Database List

The following 11 databases are best for: Statistics and Numerical Data

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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets    
Mostly US, but some international statistics on economic and social indicators, with built-in tools for creating charts and maps. Access was formerly through Statistical Insight.
  • Coverage Range: Varies; mostly 1970s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Data-Planet

 
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference    
An alternative search interface to Data-Planet's Statistical Datasets. Mostly US, but some international statistics on economic and social indicators.
  • Coverage Range: 1970s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Data-Planet

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
GPO (Government Printing Office) Monthly Catalog    
Covers all types of U.S. government documents published since 1976, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, records, judiciary materials, statistics, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Addresses many topics, including political science, foreign policy, law, census, environment, agriculture, and education. Includes citations with some links to full text. Print documents are available in our library, the State Library in Harrisburg, and via interlibrary loan (ILLiad).
  • Coverage Range: 1976 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: OCLC

 
International Historical Statistics    
Key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years. Users can view content as e-book or download as PDF or Excel tables.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-2012
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Palgrave

 
QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau)    
Statistical tables (summary profiles) showing downloadable data on U.S. population, business, and geography for the nation, and for individual states, counties, and large cities (pop. >25,000).
  • Coverage Range: Last U.S. census.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

 
Statistical Insight (ProQuest)    
Searches statistical data and publications summarizing statistical findings. Includes data collected from U.S. federal and state government sources, private organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. Features descriptive abstracts, detailed indexing, full-text PDFs of source documents and tables, and down-loadable spreadsheets containing table data.
  • Coverage Range: 1970-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
U.S. Census Bureau    
The official U.S. government web page for census information. Covers demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the United States population, as well as business, industry and trade data.
  • Coverage Range: 2002 - present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

 
Vital Statistics on American Politics 2013-2014    
A resource of data offering more than 230 tables and charts covering the full spectrum of American politics dating back to 1788. Introductory material helps readers understand and interpret statistical material, and the annotated reference guide directs users to other valuable sources on political statistics.
  • Coverage Range: 1788-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Third Edition    
Offers more than 175 tables and charts covering the office of the president from George Washington to George W. Bush, including data on the 2008 presidential primaries. The volume includes statistical coverage of public approval of the president, elections, vetoes, executive orders, foreign affairs, the executive branch, congressional and judicial relations, public appearances, and much more. Introductory material helps readers understand and interpret statistical material, and the reference guide directs users to other valuable sources on political statistics.
  • Coverage Range: 1789-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009    
Based on meticulous research on participation in U.S. elections dating back to the late 1780s, Voter Turnout in the United States, 1788-2009 presents comprehensive turnout statistics for primary and general elections for presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races.
  • Coverage Range: 1788-2011
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable