COMS 151: Public Speaking Library Resources: Statistics & Facts

The following web sites can lead you to facts, opinions, statistics, and background information to support your research. Need statistics? Watch this video: How to Find Statistical Data

  • American Factfinder (Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census. Use their tutorials to learn more.)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources)
  • News on the Web (Links to the web sites of local, national, and international broadcast news and newspapers.)
  • NewsBank Special Reports (Focus on topics of current interest, including current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. Updated daily.)
  • Public Opinion Polls and Surveys
  • (The United States government's official web portal. Also provides links to relevant state and local government websites.)