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Reference Sources

Credo Reference - Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Population
REF HB 871.E538 2003

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Dictionary of Sociology
REF HM 17.A23

Encyclopedia of American Social History
REF HN 57.E58

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
REF HN 57.E594

Encyclopedia of Sociology
REF HM 425.E5

21st Century Sociology: a Reference Handbook
REF HM 585.A13

Polls / Surveys

Gallup Organization

Pew Research Center

Pew Internet and American Life Project
Reports and data relating specifically to technology, computers, and internet usage
Publishes the results of current polls conducted by U.S. public survey organizations

Government Sources

Census Bureau      
Includes current population,  projections, and customized maps for the United States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National news, travelers health information and data

Fedstats: one stop shopping for federal statistics       
U.S. maps and data includes geospatial one-stop

Historical United States Census Data Browser
Data from 1790 to 1960

National Center for Health Statistics
Includes surveys and data, reports, events and a data warehouse

Population Reference Bureau
Population news, analysis and publications

State and County QuickFacts
"Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography

Statistical Abstract of the United States 

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)     
ESDS (Economic Social Data Service) data from 50 plus international data sources

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
International, regional and national data made available by the UN

World Health Organization                
Reports, statistics and publications on disease and health

Yearbook for Immigration Statistics     
Data on immigration, plus asylum, refugee status, and tourism


Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics   

American Marketplace (2009 edition)
REF HA. A635 2007

Household Spending (2010 edition)
REF HC 110.C6 O34

Nielsen Segmentation and Market Solutions


Special Topics

America's children: key national indicators of well-being   
Focus on 24 indicators of children's well-being

National Alliance to End Homelessness     
"A mission-driven, nonpartisan organization" providing data, research and news

Child Welfare Information Gateway     
Access to thousands of documents on child abuse and child welfare

European Social Survey       
"Seeks to measure and explain how people's social values, culural norms, and behavior patterns are distributed”

Statistical Accuracy

STATS: Statistical Assessment Service
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research.

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