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HSS 501/2/3 - Economics: Data & Statistics

Search for Economics Data & Statistics

Data is at the heart of any good economics research. However, finding the data and statistics you need can be tricky. Here are the OWHL's top tips:

• Use the sources you have already found. Where did they get their data? That becomes a concrete title, study, or organization you can search for.

• Statistics do not exist for all topics in all time periods. Statistics are limited to the type of data organizations and research were/are collecting at the time. For example, you can't know the economic effect of George Orwell's 1984 unless someone was out there asking people, "has the publication of 1984 had an effect on your economic status/business decisions?" (they weren't).

***When using Noodletools, cite the sources from websites below by choosing "Where is it"? >> Website.  "What is it? >> Webpage.  This will give you the correct form to fill in what you are using from the webpage (whether it is a Map, Article, or other material).  If you have citation questions, please see a librarian.

United States Statistical Information Websites

Databases (subscription) with Statistics

International Data & Statistics Websites

Regional Organization Websites

These organizations provide more detailed information and studies to the particular areas they represent.