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Statistics for Research Work: Books

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

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E-Books from EBSCO

How to Find Books

Search the Library Catalog to find books, E-Books, and periodicals. You can search by keyword ("everything"), author, title, or subject heading. The results list will give you basic information about each item, including availability. To find out more, click on Details.

Three tabs provide different kinds of information. A Look Inside might show a summary, the table of contents, and/or reviews of the book. The Catalog Record provides all the details you will need for a citation plus the book's subject headings, which are clickable links and may give you ideas for other searches to try. Some keywords that might be useful for you to search:

  • Almanacs
  • Directories
  • Encyclopedia
  • Book of facts
  • Handbooks
  • Statistics- Social Aspects
  • Probabilites - Social Aspects
  • Social Problems - Statistical methods
  • Demographic

 Adding the word statistics to your keyword search may give you more targeted results. For example entering (accidents in the united states statistics) displays as a result  The injury fact book / Susan P. Baker, Brian O'Neill, Ronald Karpf.

Books that are available to be checked out are located in the stacks (the bookshelves in the Quiet Study Area). Ask a librarian to point you in the right direction.


Besides the E-Books in the general catalog described above, there is a separate selection of E-Books from EBSCO which can be found using the E-Books tab on the main library page. Similar keywords as used above may be useful.

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