Search interface and information page for the United States Census Bureau. Data from the 2000 U.S. census, as well as the 1990 census and the 1997 Economic Census. Can also access the American Community Surveys which samples only 3 million households each year.
Format: Website, Coverage: 1990-2002, Truncation and Wildcard: None and None, Search Tips: Use the 'Search' option on the top menu to view prebuilt data tables fors specific geographic areas. To search and create customized tables, select the data sets from the left-hand menu, on the next pages select a census to use, then select custom tables. This will lead you through a step-by-step process to generate the desired tables, with the page regenerating after each element selected. Generated tables can be printed, or downloaded in either Excel or comma delimited form.
Provides indexing and links to statistical information from international agency, federal, state, and local governmental statistical publications. Includes information from selected business and professional publications containing statistics.
Format: Full-text, Coverage: 1980-present, Truncation and Wildcard: ! and *, Search Tips: Search by keyword or by using subject list. Can limit results geographically, demographically, economically, by frequency of data, or by availability of Excel spreadsheets. Can limit within a search by using "focus" box to "search within results." "Help" and "How do I.?" screens available.
More than 110 databases of statistics information--much of it available at the national, state, county, and city levels--in the categories of business and economics, community, education, energy and environment, government finance, health and socioeconomic, and population and demographics.
Format: full-text, current information, immediate availability.
Journals, books, and statistics from the Organization for Economic Development (OECD). Special emphasis on international economics, development and health; country economics, and agriculture. More than 45 different statistical databases, with internationational coverage.
Format: Full-text, Coverage: 1998 forward, Truncation and Wildcard: No and No, Search Tips: Can search by Title, Keyword, Author, Journal Title, and Year of publication. Quick find drop-down menus also give access to thematic arrangement of collection.
Make a research question from your topic.
For example: "What is currently being done to help conserve the endangered Giant Panda population?"