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A master LibGuide containing links for almost all other libguide content.

Iowa State Data Center

State of Iowa SealState Data Center (Iowa)

"The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources."

FBI Crime Reporting

Federal Bureau of Investigation SealFBI Uniform Crime Reporting

"The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation."

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Economic Research Service link

U.S. Energy Information Administration

U.S. Energy Information Administration Link


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides data and statistics on energy use and production for the U.S. and the world.  Click on the "Sources & Uses", "Topics", or "Geography" tabs to start your search.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Link

World Health Organization

World Health Organization- Global Health Observatory

Welcome to the Global Health Observatory, WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for its 194 Member States. Data are organized to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health status indicators to monitor progress towards for the overall health goal, indicators to track equity in health indicators, and the indicators for the specific health and health-related targets of the SDGs.

National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Education Census

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Link

This site will connect you with a wide variety of data and statistics on education in the United States.

Stats America

StatsAmerica Link

"The goal of StatsAmerica is to provide actionable data for economic developers to use in site requests, developing metrics, grant writing and strategic planning.

StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. We obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data.  While StatsAmerica adds value to these data through easy access and functionality, we acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map."

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A division of the U.S. Department of Labor, the BLS collects data on employment and other related economic indicators in the U.S.



Statistics from the European Union on topics ranging from population to agriculture to economics.

U.S. Census Data

Quick Facts from the U.S. Census

"QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more."

Home -- Data and Statistics Sources

This guide is designed to point you toward sources of data and statistics on the open web (from a variety of government sources) to strengthen your research papers and presentations.  In addition, the Kirkwood Library's subscriptions to Opposing Viewpoints in Context and CQ Researcher are also good sources of statistical information.




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