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GEO 100: Finding Data Sources

  Statistics Database


  Finding data in library databases

Some of our library databases will provide Advanced Search options that can efficiently result in finding sources that feature data or statistics within the text. One example is the database called Academic Search Premier

  1. From the Marshall Libraries homepage, locate the Find Databases box. Click on it, then click on All Databases.
  2. Then, from the database list, click on Academic Search Premier.
  3. From the Academic Search Premier page, you will see many different Advanced Search options:
    • In the Document Type box, you may want to select Case Study or Report.
    • In the Image Quick View Types box, you may want to select Graph, Map, or Chart

 

  Internet Sources

The websites below are primarily US government websites (.gov) that are freely available on the internet. They provide trustworthy, up-to-date information for data, including census and GIS information. You can access each site by clicking on the green URL. 

Census

United States Census Bureau 

Explore Census Data 

National Archives Census Records 

USA.GOV: Data and Statistics about the United States 

United States Census Bureau Census Data Mapper

GIS

United States Geological Society (USGS) GIS Data  

NOAA Office of Coast Survey GIS Data   

FEMA Reports & Data

National Weather Service GIS Portal

DIVA-GIS (a non-profit source developed by Robert J. Hijmans, Associate Professor of International Agricultural Development at University of California, Davis.)

Not sure about an internet source?

  If a source looks useful but you're unable to evaluate it properly, go to the next section (or Ask a Librarian!).