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Statistics for Research Work: Government Statistics

This Research Guide will aid you in finding statistics to use in writing research papers.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Try Google Scholar if you can't find what you need in the library. Most articles are not available in full text, but it is possible to link to Foothill's collection. Go to Scholar Settings in the upper right-hand corner of the Google Scholar site and make sure Foothill College is selected under Library Links.

Government Statistics Websites

Google Tips

Google logo

Most of us love to search Google because it's fast, free, and easy, but one common complaint is that the number of search results is overwhelming. Try these tips to limit your searches.

  • For more precise searches enter allintitle: before your search terms.
  • To limit to a particular domain, enter site: before the domain, e.g. or
  • Use Google's Advanced Search and learn more on their Help page.