Places to Begin | United
States Sources | International Sources
| Colorado | Data
This bibliography lists print, WWW and CD-ROM sources. The CD-ROM sources
are indicated by . CD-ROM
titles are available in Tutt Library at the 4 computers behind the Reference
Places to begin
Before getting started consider which government, agency or organization might
have collected data on your topic.
Also consider the time period that you want, current, historical, and the format
you would like, table to print or
data to download to a spreadsheet.
Statistical UniverseIndex to United States and International statistical sources. Many links to
online versions of the publications.
Statistical AbstractsThe standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic
organisation of the United States. The source for each table is listed. Use
this information to identify additional sources. Also accessible through Statistical
Time Series Data Source LocaterProvide a list of sources by date, geographic area and macroeconomic data
category. For example, if you need to find European producation data back to
the 1820's, this book will suggest a source for the information.
http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.tiger.coloradocollege.edu/ Search for associations that have collected statistics on a
Encyclopedia of business information sourcesProvides suggestions for sources of information. For example, use this if
you are unsure which book or website has labor statistics. Mainly U.S. sources.
Ref. HF5351.E93 1999
International Business Information SourcesSimilar to the title above but focusing on international and foreign country
Ref .HF54.5.P33 1998
United States Sources
Economic Time Series PageThis is a good starting place for the basic economic statistics: CPI, PPI,
GDP, Interest Rates, and more.
on the Web/EconomicsVery complete listing of web sites compiled by the University of Michigan
Econdata.netRegional economic data on the web.
FRED Index- Federal Reserve Bank StatisticsMonthly, daily, weekly, data on GDP, CPI, PPI, interest rates, and much more.
StatUSAFrom the U.S. Department of Commerce. State of the Nation contains data on
the U.S. economy and finance including economic indicators, housing and construction,
employment, manufacturing and industry, monetary statistics, and economic policy.
The National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) has U.S. import and export statistics. The
International Trade Library is searchable by country or product. Password required.
Ask at the reference desk, X6662.
FedStatCompilation of statistical information from more than 70 agencies in the U.S.
federal government. Includes
profiles at the state and county level.
Business StatisticsUnited States commercial and economic conditions statistics. Historical series
for most stats in 1951. Published by U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of
Economic Analysis. Use the Index on the back cover. Some current data is available
at the BEA web site (http://www.bea.doc.gov/).
on the Web- Labor and Employment
From the University of Michegan. Major links to the "major" collectors
of labor and employment data. Mainly U.S. government sites.
United States BudgetBrowse or download sections to a spreadsheet.
Economic Report of the
PresidentDownloadable statistics. Many series go back 30 years or much further. This
report contains economic policy and outlook, economic trends, and over 100 pages
of tables on employment, income and production.
Whitehouse Economic Statistics
Briefing RoomLinks to current major economic indicators.
Current Population Survey
Inflation CalculatorAdjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer
Price Index, from 1800 to 1998.
U. S. Census BureauFor U.S. geographic area data choose "Geography" from the opening
screen and then "Map Stats." For all other topics choose "Subjects
A to Z" which includes links to other government statistics sites.
FactfinderThe primary site for 2000 Census information. Includes 1990 data. Creates
maps and downloadable tables.
State and Metropolitan
Area Data BookThis source details a variety of state and metropolitan area information,
gathered from over 50 federal and
County and City Data BookFind the latest official statistics for 1,078 cities, all 3,141 U.S. counties,
and 11,097 places of 2,500 or more inhabitants. Includes socioeconomic and housing
data from the 1990 census. Also includes median income, tax base, and more than
100 other variables for counties and cities nationwide.
of the United StatesData from colonial times to 1970.
Ref. HA202.B87 (printed version - several copies)
Time series data for major series
Census Information 1790-1860The data describe the people and economy of the United States between 1790
and 1860. Data are available for any county in most states during this time
period. Great searchable database.
Foreign CountriesOne of the best sites. This University of Michigan site is focused on statistical
resources on the Web for foreign and international economics.
and Information on the WebLinks to homepages of IMF, World Bank, United Nations, etc.
*UNSTATS Statistical compilation for the United Nations. Contains selected data series
from 30 specialized international sources, including labor, agricultural, nutritional
and industrial statistics. Years of coverage (1958 - current) vary with data
series/countries selected. Select link - Common Data.
Online (World Development Indicators). An excellent source for timeseries statistics, 1960 and onwards. Economic
data along with information about health, education, agriculture. An excellent
place to begin. Data can be downloaded onto a disk in text or Excel. Limited
data, fewer indicators and years, is available on the World
Bank web site
Country Reports and Country ProfilesImportant annual and quarterly summaries for 123 countries written by the
Economist. Tutt has back issues to
1989. Check the online catalog for call numbers. The web version goes back to
Asian Development Bank
StatisticsTime series statistics, downloadable. Economic and social statistics for individual
InfoNationQuick reference compilation of current United Nations statistics taken from
Demographic Yearbook and Statistical Yearbook. No historical data. Not detailed.
4 countries can be compared.
*International Financial Statistics
Updated monthly. Data from the IMF, exchange rates, exports, imports. Data
back to 1948 if available. Print volumes in 2nd floor Periodicals area - current
Penn World Tables
"Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted
to international prices for 168 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000."
International Historical Statistics: Europe 1750-1993 (Print Resource)Contains major statistical information on the countries of Europe. Similar
volumes for other areas of the world listed below.
REF. HA1107.M5 1998
International historical statistics : the Americas, 1750-1993 (Print
REF. HA175 .M55 1998
International historical statistics : Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-1993
REF. HA4675 .M552 1998
These more specialized sources serve as a quick start to some Colorado and
Colorado Springs data. Many
information sources listed under the United States section of this guide also
provide information at the state,
county and local level.
the NumbersAn online statistical abstract for the State of Colorado compiled by the University
of Colorado Library.
Colorado Economic and
Demographic Information SystemStatistical information from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Information
presented at State, County and City levels. Demographic and economic data.
CensusData back to 1870.
Springs - Economic and Demographic SearchDatabase of short articles and facts about Colorado Springs economic and demographic
data. Compiled by Pikes Peak Library District.
Inter-university Consortium for Political
and Social Research (ICPSR)Access to a vast archive of social science datasets for research and instruction.
Colorado College is a member institution and can download datasets.
Social Science Data Sources on the
InternetA collection of links to downloadable datasets compiled by the University
of California at San Diego.