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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provides composite view of the nation’s economy based on measures of inflation, consumer spending, productivity, wages, demographics, employment rates, etc.

Current Index to Statistics (CIS)

A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The records do not include abstracts or full-text. The database contains references to approximately 182,000 articles in 1400 journals; 42,000 articles in edited books; and 12,000 books. Coverage varies, but ranges between 1975 to the present.


Gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies. Search by agency, geographic region or topic.

Population Reference Bureau

Provides timely and objective information on US and international population trends and their implications. They publish the World Population Data Sheet which looks at population projections and measures such as GDP, birth, death and fertility rates, contraception use, marriage data, etc.

US Census Bureau

The source for social, demographic and economic information of US population. The Census offers the following useful resources:

  • American Fact Finder

    Provides fast access to demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics for a specified geographic location.

  • Subjects A to Z Index

    Provides access to statistics by topic area.

  • Map Stats

    Provides a tool for viewing statistical information by state and county.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - CDC

The CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System monitors modifiable behaviors that have negative health consequences. The information is gathered through telephone surveys and can be displayed by category of behavior, by state, or as a map.

Cancer Mondial

Statistics on global incidence, mortality and survival of cancer through three databases: Globecan2000, Mortality Database, and ACCIS (childhood cancer).

National Center for Health Statistics

A program of the CDC, the NCHS is the source for:


  • FastStats A-Z

    A statistical summary of birth, mortality or other data on hundreds of alphabetically listed topics.

  • Health, United States, 2003

    An annual report highlighting key trends affecting the health of Americans.

  • Vital Health Statistics

    Compiled from state-level registration systems and providing data on births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorce.

National Science Foundation

Good source of statistics on research and development expenditures, facilities and funding; human resource data related to number of science students and PhD graduates; and science and engineering indicators.

World Health Organization Statistics (WHOSIS)

Guide to epidemiological and statistical information on burden of disease, mortality, etc.

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