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History - United States

A guide to library and quality web resources useful for U.S. history research


Historic Statistics:

More recent statistics:

Additional Statistics Guides

Tips for Finding Statistics

  • Check the data sources used by books or articles on your topic (in the bibliography or table source).
  • Think of which organizations are likely to produce the data and check the web sites of those sources.
  • Surf the web using terms likely to appear in full-text statistical tables or reports. Try a specialized data search engine such as Zanran (web search engine for finding data and statistics in graphs, tables, & reports)
  • Consult this guide for major sources of statistics & data (both free and subscription resources).
  • Ask a librarian.  They are familiar with a variety of general and specialized sources.