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Guide to start looking for data and statistics that can be used for various projects.

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This research guide aims to be a list of potential Data & Statistics Sources where you can begin your research. This list is not comprehensive, but hopes to offer a starting point in beginning to track down data that might be useful for your research. Use the Table of Contents to jump to specific subject areas within this guide, however you should start by reviewing the resources listed under "General Sources".

Here are some additional ideas of places that you can look to find data:

  • National and International Government websites
    • Consider what departments of government might be concerned with your research area and visit those sites.
  • Not-for-profits and Other Organizations
    • Do you know of an organization that focuses on your subject area? A lot of organizations make their research available through their website.
  • College and University Institutional Repositories
    • Institutional Repositories can go under many names, but copies of data might be made available on the institution's repository. If you're having trouble locating if the institution has one, check their library's website.

As with any source of information, whether it be a book, article, or other item,  it is always important to evaluate the source - check where your data was sourced and any methodologies provided.

Contact a librarian for assistance in locating other potential data sources.

General Sources

Business, Economics & Finance

Trading Room 

The Trading Room has additional sources of information which can provide data. To find out more about the Trading Room offerings and their hours of operation see:

Consumers & Demographics




Public Opinion