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Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this is a great resource to learn more about a topic and narrow it down.
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GSS - General Social Survey - Data Explorer
The GSS is widely regarded as the single best source of data on societal trends. The 1972-2012 GSS has 5,545 variables, time-trends for 2,072 variables, and 268 trends having 20+ data points.
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Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Research tool that allows you to visually analyze and understand the demography of the U.S. through the use of interactive maps and data reports.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets This link opens in a new window
Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
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