This guide points to selected reference sources and periodical databases, provided by Suffolk University's Sawyer Library, which contain significant amounts of data and statistical content.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2016
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, re3data has the goal of creating "a global registry of research data repositories. The registry will cover research data repositories from different academic disciplines." Some repositories have open access, others require payment.
Quandl primarily covers time-series financial and economic data, originating from exchanges, central banks, government agencies and private companies. Much of the data (from 400 open databases) is available for free, whereas some data (from 20 premium databases) is only available with a subscription. For a list of sources, see https://www.quandl.com/resources/data-sources
All of the subject specific guides listed below point to additional sources of statistics and data appropriate for the topic.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States provides data on all topics which can be quantified, including (but not limited to) health, education, law enforcement, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, employment, wages, wealth & poverty, energy, and transportation.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
Call Number: REF. DESK HA202 .P76 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Since the Census Bureau no longer publishes the Statistical Abstract, the companies ProQuest and Bernan have now taken on the task of updating, indexing, and producing this publication. Volume 2013 is the first annual ProQuest-Bernan edition.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Call Number: REF HA202 .S797
Publication Date: Annually, 1878-2011
Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, the U.S. Census Bureau no longer publishes the Statistical Abstracts. The 2012 edition is the final one published by the Census Bureau.
Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2005
Call Number: Access book at the eBrary Site from the link in the catalog.
The Datapedia "presents the most significant historical statistics of the United States in 23 selected areas..."