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Key Statistics Resources

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  • Statista
    Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers. Statista includes information from more than 10,000 business and public information sources including trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on more than 600 industries. Statista also includes more than 3,000 market studies and 1,000 industry reports from Statista's own analysts.
  • SimplyMap
    U.S. demographic & market data. A web-based mapping database for developing thematic maps -- and reports -- using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables. Covers census block-groups, census tracts, zip codes, cities, counties, states, and the entire United States. Includes Mediamark Research (MRI) data, covering usage and consumption for thousands of products, including actual brand data, details of frequency of usage, and more. Data and maps can be exported.
    NOTE: First time users must create a free account.
  • Economic Development Information System
    Searchable profiles of North Carolina counties
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    A standard source for the quantitative facts of American history covering topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Download, manipulate and customize data.
  • MathSciNet
    Includes mathematics-related reviews also useful for research in statistics, computer science, physics, engineering and other disciplines. From the American Mathematical Society.
  • Stat-USA
    U.S. Foreign Trade Administration. Similar to the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) on CD-ROM.
    Available in Ramsey Library only; ask at Research Services Desk for access.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Also available on CD-ROM in the library.
  • The World Bank: Data
    Provides a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe. Contains World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), and Global Economic Monitor (GEM).
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Provides quantitative analysis of the American economy. Topics covered include: Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Environment & Energy, Health Economics, International Trade & Investment and more. Includes NBER working papers. (1994-present)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States  Icon
    Includes federal, state, business and international statistical data.


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