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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2013
County and City Data Book
Call Number: REF HA202 .A36
Electronic version and and print versions. Tables with statistics which focus on the counties and cities of the United States.
County and City Extra:Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book
Call Number: REF HA203 .C68
Annual update to County City Data Book.
On line database which indexes and links to the full text of thousands of statistical reports and tables
LexisNexis Statistical Insight Datasets
Database that allows you to create custom tables and charts with data provided from over 50 providers. Most US data can be shown by state, often by county, sometimes by census tract and zip code.
Places, Towns, and Townships
Call Number: REF HT123 .P53
Book of tables containing statistical information on large cities to small towns.
Call Number: REF HA203 .U17
Book of charts containing extensive and comprehensive statistics about the 50 states.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Call Number: READY REF HA202 .S797 (earlier years are in the Reference stacks)
Statistics on all aspects of the United States; extensive index where the numbers refer to the table not the page.
Almanac of American Politics
Call Number: REF JK 1012 .A445
Includes overview of each state with in-depth profiles of every governor and member of Congress.
Book of the States
Call Number: REF JK2403 .B6
Comprehensive collection of information and trends about state government; contains tables.
Cultures of the States
Call Number: REF JK2408 .F79
Summarizes prominent factors considered by state governments and provides many rankings of all states using hundreds of variables regarding fiscal expenditure, personal income, crime, health and education.
Encyclopedia of Political Science
Call Number: Electronic Book
Prepared with the assistance of the American Political Science Association a core reference to the "central ideas, concepts, and frameworks underlying the study of politics" and "the intersections of politics with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, religion, psychology, history, and economics".
Call Number: REF E180 .A15
Provides basic data on population, geography, and more in-depth coverage of the history of the state.Includes tables of statistics on the state and a bibliography with web resources.
Call Number: REF JS344 .C5 A24
Information on local government management, including trends; excellent tables.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Call Number: REF E156 .W67
Information on each state, including map and bibliography
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