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*).
The DLI website lists survey data that is available to Durham College students from Statistics Canada. Survey descriptions, questionnaires and user guides are available to all users. Actual data must be downloaded by the institutions DLI contact (currently Trish Johns-Wilson). Use of data is restricted to Durham College students, faculty and staff for academic purposes only. Contact Trish.Johns-Wilson@dc-uoit.ca for further information.