Want to find authoritative statistical information but aren't sure where to look?
In a google search box, enter a keyword and site:.gov. This will limit your search results to government information.
While it is always important to think critically and logically about information, the info you find on government websites is generally credible, authoritative, and cite-worthy!
Here are some examples:
population statistics site:.gov
race federal sentencing statistics site:.gov
Memphis infant mortality statistics site:.gov
sex education statistics site:.gov
Learn about ongoing longitudinal studies & find datasets and statistical reports gathered from federal agencies by following the links below.
Proquest Statistical Insight
General Social Survey
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
National Center for Education Statistics
Monitoring the Future
Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study
Center for the Analysis of Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood