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Finding Statistics & Data: Home

Step by Step Instructions

Finding statistics in Statista

  1. Go to the University Libraries homepage and click Data & Statistics under Discover.
  2. On the Finding Data & Statistics library guide, click on the Key Statistical Resources tab to view statistics databases like Statista.
  3. In Statista, use the search bar to search for your topic (e.g. juvenile crime).
  4. On the results page, you can limit by Publication date, Category, or Region. Click on any result to view a chart of the statistic.
  5. Click the PDF button (or any other format) to download the chart. Click the Release tab and follow the Source Link to view the source for this statistic, which might include the full report.

Finding data in ICPSR

  1. Go to the University Libraries homepage and click Data & Statistics under Discover.
  2. On the Finding Data & Statistics library guide, click on the Key Data Resources tab to view data databases like ICPSR.
  3. In ICPSR, use the search bar to search for your topic (e.g. juvenile crime).
  4. On the results page, you can limit by Subject, Geography, Time Period, and more. Click on any result.
  5. Within the result, you’ll see a Summary at the top and a Study Description towards the bottom. In the middle of the page, you can download the dataset(s) using your preferred software.

Finding data and statistics using Google

  1. Use site: .gov to find data and statistics on your topic in Google. For example, type site: .gov Lousiville statistics to view government websites containing statistics about the city of Louisville.
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