Data and statistics can be great sources of information.
Think about where you might find the type of information you are looking for, and what type of organization might be collecting and sharing that information.
Non-profit organizations, think tanks, and policy groups
Hint: Look for tabs or options on the website for "data," "statistics," "reports," or "publications."
The library subscribes to a couple of statistical databases, which are good places to start.
To search for data and statistics in Google, try the following:
Type in your topic, add the word "data" or "statistics" and then add "site:.gov" or "site:.edu" to limit the results to only those with a .gov or .edu domain name.
If you want to only recieve Excel files or PDFs, you can limit the Google search by add "filetype:.pdf" or "filetype:.xls"
Take a look at this example search and note the search results: