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J200: Finding Data and Statistics


This is a guide for locating Data and Statistical information. We use the term data to describe numeric, textual, photographic, audio, visual formats that have been produced as a result of or to support research. This includes lots of things, but many of the databases and repositories have a specific focus on a type of data (numeric, textual, etc.) or a topic (e.g., demographics, economics, genomics, etc.). Statistics usually, but not always, refers to numeric summaries of data presented in tables. These include counts, percentages, ratios, and other results of data analysis.

This guide will point you to four main types of resources that contain data:

  • Databases & Statistical Indexes
  • Business & Economics
  • Health
  • U.S. Census
  • IUPUI & Indiana

Interested in Data Visualization resources? See this guide.