Almanacs and Statistics

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Almanacs

Online Database

LexisNexis 
Click on Sources in the left side menu bar. Either search for the keyword almanac or search for the following titles: The Almanac of American PoliticsWorld Almanac of U.S. PoliticsThe World Almanac of the U.S.A.; or World Almanac and Book of Facts.

 

Miscellaneous Resources

Afro-American Almanac 
This site presents "a historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution." Recommended by the History Channel.

Information Please 
Portal to almanacs covering such topics as world, sports, history, government, health, entertainment, people, science and technology. Provides a search engine.

Old Farmer's Almanac 
Electronic version of the printed almanac, published since 1792. Useful information provided for a variety of subjects, including astronomy, the weather, gardening and food.

Refdesk's Daily Almanac 
Links to 99 daily amusements. Majority are for entertainment purposes only.

50 States and Capitals 
Fast facts and trivia information for each U.S. state & territory. Also contains relevant information for travel and tourism.

Encyclopedia Reference Resource

Statistics

General Statistics

Fedstats 
A collection of statistics from over 100federal agencies. Subjects include economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.

Population/Demographic Resources
Collection of statistical resources from Refdesk.com.

Finding statistics
Comprehensive site from the University of Michigan Documents Center. Organized by category.

U.S. Bureau of the Census
One stop shop for demographic data on United States population. Organized by category.
Major resources within this site:

  • State and County QuickFacts 
    State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States 
    Electronic version of the most recent print edition. Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the U.S. Most recent print edition is located at REF DESK HA 202

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Statistics on the economy and American workforce.
Major resources within this site:

  • Consumer Price Indexes 
    The CPI represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households.
  • Producer Price Indexes 
    The PPI is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.

U.S. Dept. of Labor - Statistical Sites
Portal to Bureau of Labor Statistics web sites.

U.S. Statistics from Information Please
Population, marital, birth and mortality statistics for the United States from the Information Please Almanac.

White House Briefing Room

Wisconsin Blue Books
The full text of the Wisconsin Blue Books, going back to 1853. Typically, each volume includes extensive description and statistics on virtually all aspects of life in Wisconsin, including major sections on the state’s population, geography, history, election data, educational resources, social services, finance, agriculture, industry, transportation system, etc.

Miscellaneous

County & City Data Books
Housing and Population data. Electronic versions of the 1988, 1994 and 2000 print sources. Ability to create custom printouts. Produced by Geostat (Geospatial & Statistical Data Center). Most recent print edition is located at REF DESK HA 202.A36

Grant County Demographics
Statistical/demographic information for Grant County.

Historical Statistics
Data describing the people and economy of the United States for each state & county from 1790-1960.

Population Reference Bureau
Provides timely and objective information on U.S. and international poplation trends and their implications.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
More than 600 tables of criminal justice statistics displaying data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.

World Factbook
In-depth country information produced by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Most recent print edition is located at REF DESK JA51.W6

Health Statistics

CDC Wonder
Public health data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which includes reports, guidelines and numeric data.

Minority Health Materials
A list of documents and audiovisuals from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.

National Center for Health Statistics
Health trends and statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Decennial Life Tables
Detailed death rates from the National Center for Health Statistics.

WHOSIS
Searchable database from World Health Organization Statistical Information System.

United Nations Children's Fund
Annual report on children's health from UN.

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