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Multi-disciplinary Resources: Quick Statistics
Good general resources, useful for lots of different subject areas or as starting points for choosing a project topic.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Since the Federal government is one of the largest producers of statistics, this gateway was created to help the public more easily access data produced by over 100 Federal agencies. Allows you to search in a variety of ways: by agency, topic, geography, etc.
LexisNexis Statistical (NCSU only)
From the NCSU catalog: "Indexes statistical data produced by the U.S. government, by important international intergovernmental organizations, and by knowledgeable professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Includes indexing for the American Statistics Index (1973- ), the Statistical Reference Index (1980- ) and the Index to International Statistics (1983- ). Previously known as Statistical Universe."
United Nations Statistics Division
From its web site: "Compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, World Statistics Pocketbook [U.N. publications] and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. It also provides to countries, specifications of the best methods of compiling information so that data from different sources can be readily compared."
Official Statistics on the Web (OFFSTATS)
by The University of Auckland Library
Not limited to New Zealand, site provides centralized access to free statistics from official sources around the world. Search by country, region or topic. Data for individual countries can also be found in resources listed in the Regions and the Topic pages. Time series are frequently available and many data are downloadable as text or spreadsheet files.