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Sociology: Statistics and Data


  • Data and Statistics LibGuide One-stop shopping on how to get started with data, and where to look for it for both domestic and international research.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    A Web version of the famous source for statistics on crime and criminal justice. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat on the machine you are using to view the site (it is on all public terminals in the libraries).
  • REF HA 202 .A1
    Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington:GPO, 1894+ The best place to start for statistics on the U.S. The most recent volume of the set is kept at the Miller Library Reference Desk. You can also search this volume on the Web by going to Statistical Abstract of the United States, with coverage from 1995 on.
  • U.S. Census
    The main site for the U.S. Census offers multiple surveys, topics, and data tools.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    A government site with many useful tables.
  • Pew Research Center
    A nonpartisan think tank that researches domestic and global social issues, politics, and more.
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    ICPSR is the world's largest collection of datasets for research in the social sciences. The data holdings cover a broad range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, and law. Colby students, faculty, and staff may download the data sets for research purposes
  • Social Explorer
    Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Users can create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.
  • OECD Data
    The OECD provides data for 43 countries in a wide variety of topics. Great for country level comparative research.

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