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Find Government Statistics
Many government websites include demographic and other statistics:

American Community Survey (ACS)
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. It includes information about jobs and occupations, educational attainment, veterans, whether people own or rent their home, and more. Click on Data on the left.

American FactFinder
Provides data supplied by the United States Census Bureau on housing, employment, demographics, business/industry and more.  Use the Guided Search.
On, you can search millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. has the most comprehensive search of government anywhere on the Internet.

Alternatively, find the government department that relates to your topic:
Find Data in Library Databases
For demographic and social issues data:

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) Restricted Resource
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) provides full-text articles and reference material on a wide range of social issues. Click on 'Advanced Search'. Type your topic in the search boxes and select Statistics under Content Type.

CQ Researcher Restricted Resource
CQCQ Researcher report is dedicated to a single topic and is researched and written by a journalist. Each report includes background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of further reading. Use the search box or use the Browse Issues and Browse Reports at the top. After you find a report, look at the bibliography for more sources.

For business and industry statistics and data:

Business Source Premier Restricted Resource
Business Source Premier covers all aspects of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics, industry and market research reports. Includes peer-reviewed, scholarly publications, searchable references; trade journals, and monographs.
Find Statistics in Library Books
Statistical Abstract of the United States
REF HA202 .A3822 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. compiles statistics on the social, political, and economic aspects of life in the United States. This resource is published every February and covers the previous year.

Statesman's Yearbook
REF JA51 .S7 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
statesmans yearbook coverThe Statesman's Yearbook profiles of all the states of the world. Each profile provides an overview of a country's history, government, economy, and culture.
Find International Statistics
UN Data -- Statistical data collected by the United Nations.

World Health Organization -- Health related information from around the world.

International Monetary Fund -- Trade and economic information. Click on Research.
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Use Library Resources Off Campus
Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.
Other Sources for Data
Pew Research Center -- Research on many current issues.

Minnesota Resources - Guide containing links to Minnesota-related information and data.

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