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Finding Statistics: Statistical Resources
This guide will provide a starting point for finding statistical resources and using the statistical information in your research projects.
The U.S. Business Database contains information on over 12 million companies. Use this resource to research suppliers, competitors, B2B customers, and potential employers by many criteria, including location, size, and type of business.
The U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles database is ideal for identifying a target market for a product or service, studying the demographics of a community, researching consumer demand for new businesses, researching a community before opening a business, and estimating the number of potential customers based on hobbies, interests, and other demographics.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThe Statistical Abstract of the United States has provided a statistical portrait of social, political, demographic and economic conditions of America since 1878. This 2017 edition continues the heritage begun so long ago by the U.S. government, with the U.S. Census Bureau being the last agency to produce the compendium at government expense. Now in our fifth annual edition, Bernan and ProQuest carry on the proud tradition and responsibility of creating the statistical portrait of America. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. Long-time users of the Statistical Abstract of the United States expect each new edition to carry forward much of the content from prior editions, as well as introduce new data as America continues to evolve. Our editors are committed to updating the long-standing, historical statistics as new data becomes available, as well as finding new topics to cover. This 2017 edition includes nearly 40 new tables on topics including: -Student grant and scholarship aid -Use of public libraries -Visa overstays -Dental care visits -Youth tobacco and nicotine product use -Crude oil rail shipments -Pipeline mileage and safety -Subsidized housing -Characteristics of military personnel and families -Prisoner recidivism -Mental health treatment facilities -Sexual attraction and orientation -and much more