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Energy & Resources: Tools

A guide to research resources in Energy


Data Planet
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Provides easy access to a wide variety of economic, social, political, and marketing indicators.
Easy access to over 5,550 data sets from over 65 source providers and 16 categories, including banking, criminal justice, education,energy, food and agriculture, government, health, housing and construction,industry and commerce, labor and employment, natural resources and environment, income, cost of living, stocks, transportation, and more. Sources of data include federal, local, state and international governments and organizations. Allows for customization of the data by selecting subjects, and the ability to view your data in side-by-side tables, charts and maps. Also available to search using a ready reference interface.

Food & Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
FAOSTAT comprehensive global statistics in bioenergy, food and agricultural production and trade.


Web-based data analysis and mapping application that allows users to create custom thematic maps, tables and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Includes over 70,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, real estate & housing, crime, businesses, consumer spending, and points of interest data from the US Census, historical US Census data (1980, 1990, 2000), SimmonsLOCAL data from Experian, and Nielsen Claritas PRIZM data.        

Statistics Tools

ProQuest Statistical Insight - collection of databases. Includes statistics on energy, and much more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract of the World

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