Databases & Reference Sources:
Business and Trade
A service of the U.S. Department of Commerce this database
is the site for the U.S. business, economic and trade community,
providing authoritative information from the Federal government.
A Lexis-Nexis group database for searching U.S. government
statistical sources, state governments and privately published
statistical sources or international intergovernmental statistical
sources. It includes statistical tables, LexisNexis, American
Statistics Index (from 1973) and table by LexisNexis, Academic
& Library Solutions indexers.
United States: General
Abstract of the United States
The classic one volume work summarizing the United States
The latest version is now available online with downloadable
Uncle Sam's Reference
A site featuring some of the Census Bureau's key statistical
Comparative Crime Statistics
A Superb Site for obtaining comparative crime information.
Financial / International
International financial statistics. Country notes / International
Washington: International Monetary Fund, 2003. Ref. HG3881
International Country Stats:
A superb quick reference source; comparative data, statistical
country profiles, and much more.
International: Comparative Country Data:
Columbia International Affairs
Online provides excellent comparative statistical data
on countries world wide. From the homepage choose "country/maps"
from the menu options on the left.
Publishes 29 series covering three major fields, including
sociology as well as a number of special publications and
Web based projects every year. These purpose of these publications
are to record the major innovations and progress of research
topics occurring in these disciplines.
A multidisciplinary database covering a wide variety of topics
A database which provides searching of a small number of excellent
core journals in sociology as well as in other fields. Full-text
Mostly full-text access to scores of scholarly journals in
a wide variety of disciplines, including sociology. In most
instances, you should narrow your search by flagging the option
for scholarly or peer-reviewed journals only.
Primary Statistical Sources:
(Intercollegiate Center for Political and Social Research)
ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social
science data for research and instruction. This is a valuable
online storehouse of downloadable data from surveys and qualitative