library many books

EC 410 Senior Seminar

Citation Guides from the Purdue OWL Writing Center

Zotero -- citation manager


Country information

American Economic Association Data Sources -- including US macroeconomic data, data from foreign countries, and world data


World Bank


Principal Global Indicators

UN Data

United National Human Development Index and Reports

CIA World Factbook

Official Foreign and International Statistical Agencies


Scholarly databases

EconLit with Full Text
Business Source Complete
Social Science Research Network


Statistical Databases

Statistical Abstract of the United States- 1878 - 2012
Statistical Abstract of the United States - 2013- Present
ProQuest Statistical Insight
World Development Indicators
Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Population Reference Bureau
Claritas 360
World Wealth and Income Database


Websites for organizations and government agencies

Population / Demographics

Current Population Survey
Penn World Tables (Center for International Comparisons)
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, development issues
ChicagoPop Center Research – social demography resources on families, health, poverty, inequality
World Economic & Social Survey


USDA  The Cost of Raising Children
American’s Children 
America's children: key national indicators of well-being  
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Criminal Justice / Drug Control

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Total Correctional Population in the US
Census of Jails
Prison Policy Initiative
Federal Bureau of prisons includes a population count for each prison
Office of National Drug Control Policy


Dept of Education
NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics
IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dept of Health and Human Services  
National Center for Health Statistics includes surveys and data, reports, events and a data warehouse
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, development issues
WHO World Health Organization 


Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic Census
Economic Indicators   economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau 

Gasoline prices / Motor Vehicles / Transportation

U.S. Energy Information Administration  
National Highway Safety Administration   
Motor vehicle dept by state—eg.  

Natural Resources / Water

World O Meter
Water Policy from International Food Policy Research Institute 
Improved Water Source from WorldBank   
Living Standards Measurement Study   


American Statistical Association Statistics in Sports Section


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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