October 20, 2010 is the first ever World Statistics Day! Sponsored by the United Nations, “World Statistics Day will acknowledge the service provided by the global statistical system at national and international level, and help strengthen the awareness and trust of the public in official statistics.” See the World Statistics Day website to find out more information.
Statistics help governments, businesses, policy makers and other organizations and individuals make well informed decisions. Statistics can also help inform a project or research paper that you may be working on right now. The University Library provides you with access to many statistical databases and publications. Here are just a few:
SourceOECD (See also the new OECD iLibrary)
SourceOECD is the online library of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and contains OECD statistical databases.
UNdata provides a single access point for nearly all United Nations statistical databases.
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to modern and historical United States census data and demographic information.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.