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Statistics Search Tips and Tricks
Click on a relevant agency and either browse through the statistical reports or use the search box to search for your topic with keywords. For example, go to https://nces.ed.gov/ and search for dropouts Tennessee
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If all else fails use Google to search with keywords in the .gov domain. For example: poverty memphis site:.gov or poverty memphis site:.tn.gov or poverty memphis site:.shelbycountytn.gov or poverty memphis site:.memphistn.gov
Statistics Databases (U of M) – Require Authentication
Data supporting research in the social sciences, including economics and finance, population studies, sociology, health care, education, politics and governmental studies. Includes data sets provided by governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as data sets from privately and publicly funded research, opinion polls and other studies.
Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. Useful for finding the right data for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.
From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.
ProQuest Statistical Insight are online collections of descriptive abstracts of thousands of statistical publications from Federal agencies, state agencies and private sector organizations, and international intergovernmental organizations
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. Includes US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.
data.census.gov is the primary access point for Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. After July 1, 2019, all new data (previously released on American FactFinder) will be released on this new data platform.
For video tutorials go to https://www.census.gov/data/academy/data-gems.html
For recorded webinars go to https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars.html View the archived Webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aUMspCxJik#
How-to information available at https://www.census.gov/data/what-is-data-census-gov.html
More about the transition to data.census.gov at https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/2019/transition-data-census.html
Offers prepackaged data and user-selected data tables and maps from sources such as:
American Community Survey
American Housing Survey
Annual Economic Surveys
Annual Surveys of Governments
Census of Government
Commodity Flow Survey
Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation
Population Estimates Program
Puerto Rico Community Survey
The ACS is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year. It helps to understand the changes that are taking place in communities and is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce. Includes information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data.
A data analysis and extraction tool which has the capability of customizing federal, state, and local data; developing an unlimited array of complex spreadsheets; and turning them into graphs and maps without any additional software. To be decommissioned in June 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The last edition published by the U.S. Census Bureau was for 2012. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract. For volumes not available online ask at the Research and Information Services desk for the print version.
The Proquest Statistical Abstracts of the United States 2013 forward is published commercially and is available in the University Libraries. Please ask for it at the RIS Desk.