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Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends

Portal to the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report digital database. The Report is compiled from surveys submitted by public libraries across the United States and Canada and presents timely and topical data on finances, library resources, annual use figures and technology to assist public library administrators in making management decisions.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. The website contains a variety of resources about health and safety topics, data and statistics, and news and events that relate to health and disease.

CQ Press Library

Reference resource including full-text access. Topics include: American government, politics, history, public policy and current affairs. Collection includes CQ Almanac, CQ Weekly, CQ Researcher, Congress and the Nation Series, The Historic Documents Series 1972-Present, The Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, The Supreme Court Yearbook Series, Vital Statistics on American Politics (with tables and figures, data-export and download capabilities),The Washington Information Directory. Formerly called the CQ Press Political Reference Suite. Content spans 1945 – Present.

Current Index to Statistics

Provides indexing for books, articles, and conference proceedings on statistics and probability and related fields. Content spans primarily: 1975 - 2017.

Global Health Observatory (formerly WHO: Statistical Information System)

The Global Health Observatory is the data repository for the World Health Organization and provides reports, statistics, maps, and standards of worldwide significance.

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States (1878-2012)

A resource of over 1400 individually indexed tables, both searchable and browsable, that is an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Content spans: 1878-2012

Historical Statistics of the United States

Provides data series on population, work and welfare, economic production, and governance and international relations. Content spans 1790-2000.

International Monetary Fund eLibrary Data

Provides direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, as well as data and statistical tools. Includes exchange rates, fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators for more than 200 countries. Topics include: macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, and poverty reduction.

Journal Citation Reports

Presents quantifiable statistical data from the ISI database and provides a systematic, objective way to determine the journal’s impact factor, providing an indication of relative importance of journals within their subject categories. Network includes nearly 12,000 indexed journals from 230 disciplines, located from over 80 different countries/regions. JCR consists of two editions: the Science Edition covers leading international science journals from the ISI database; the Social Sciences Edition covers leading international social sciences journals.

National Center for Health Statistics

As a function of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics monitors data related to births, deaths, health insurance, diseases, and other vital statistics related to the health of the United States.

North Carolina Rural Data Bank

Provides information on rural people, communities and the rural economy. The site contains information on county profiles, topic profiles, trends and issues.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. The SCHS's goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPoll)

Contains extensive data and public polling and surveys in the field of public opinion. Collection now includes over 22,000 datasets and adds hundreds more each year. Contains responses from millions of individuals on a vast range of topics. Content spans 1930’s – present.

Social Explorer

Provides quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. Includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Allows users to customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. Data available for download in several formats, including PDF and XLS. Content spans 1878 – present.

USA Trade Online

A service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Provides current and cumulative U.S. import and export trade statistics of commodities. Ideal for researchers, manufacturers, business owners, governments and agencies. Patrons must sign up for a free account to use this resource.

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