Statistical abstracts gather statistical tables from a variety of sources and (re)publish them together. The best statistical abstracts, such as those listed here, include the original source of each table. Note that the Doe Reference Center has statistical abstracts from many state governments.
Here is a selection of books on using and interpreting statistics and data in the social sciences. To find additional titles, try the following subject searches in the Library's catalogs:
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Statistical methods
Social sciences -- Statistics
Statistics -- Graphic methods
Here are a few campus locations that have significant collections of statistics, or numeric or spatial data.
Here is a selection of numeric data collections for the social sciences.
To find additional data sets, try the following search strategies in the Library's catalog, OskiCat. Neither search strategy is perfect; we're working on it! NOTE: Neither of these strategies will work in the Melvyl catalog.