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Statistics

Statistics & Data

What are Statistical Information Sources?

Statistical information sources can enhance research papers and in many cases may be essential to completing an essay or assignment. This guide contains statistical databases and tools that can be used to quickly locate authoritative statistics on a variety of subjects.

In addition to finding statistics on official government sites, many groups, associations and organizations collect and report statistics on their websites. These can often be found under a publications, reports or research section on their website.

How to Find and Use Statistical Information Sources

Statistical Resources may also be listed in the Library Catalogue. Add the following phrase to the end of a search string: and statistic* (for example, homicide and statistic*).

Data Sources

Tips for Off Campus Access

Here are some tips for accessing Library online resources from off campus:


Use Omni Search, the search box on the Library home page.

You can choose "Available online" as a filter on the results page. When you select any online resources, you will be prompted to log in using your Network ID.

Access databases and publisher collections through the Databases A-Z tool.

Found an article and can't access it? Here are some things you can try:

1. Copy the article title into Omni Search

2. Search for the journal in Journals A-Z, then navigate to the year, volume and issue you need.

3. Email me: fiona.munroe@dc-ot.ca or use the Ask a Librarian chat button on the Library website.

Found an e-book in Omni and can't access it?

Creative Commons License

This guide was created by Durham College Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, except where otherwise noted. 

Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License

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