Internet Search Engines
- FedStats gateway to statistics from over 100 United States federal agencies.
- Search Google for your topic, the word "statistics," and site:.gov to search government websites or site:.org for nonprofits, which are often a good source of reliable statistics, too.
Compilations of Statistics
- Statistical Reference Shelf (FedStats) links to the most popular published collections of federal statistics available online, including Statistical Abstract of the United States--current and historical years of Statistical Abstract of the United States are available online; see the Library Catalog record for print years of Statistical Abstract with the most recent in the Oviatt Library Reference Room (ref HA 202). Note: due to federal government budget cuts, the U.s. Census Bureau ceased compilation of the Statistical Abstract with the 2012 edition.
- Historical Statistics of the United States (Oviatt library subscription). This digital and print-format edition from Cambridge University Press updates the Census Bureau's 1976 edition.