Statistical SourcesThe databases listed here have statistics. For research on statistics see the Statistics list.
Our subscription includes US Federal statistical publications (indexing coverage from 1973, full text from 2004 - ) and international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage begins in 1983 - ).
American FactFinder - U.S. Census
Contains population, housing, economic and geographic data. Also allows creation of reference and thematic maps.
U. S. Census Bureau
Includes the Census of Population and Housing, Economic Census, Census of Governments and other Census Bureau surveys, data and publications.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online
Standard source for data on all aspects of American history. Search and downloading options.
South Carolina Statistics and Statistical Reports - SCIway
Largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina on the Internet.
Additional Databases (alphabetical)
ACRLMetrics *additional login required*
Create reports from statistics gathered by the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Center for Education Statistics' academic libraries survey. Username and login password is available to USC faculty, students, and staff in the Ejournals listing.
Data Citation Index
Data Citation Index captures metadata from data repositories in the Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities. Through linked content and summary information, DCI allows researchers to discover data across subjects and regions in one source as opposed to viewing data sets or data repositories in isolation. DCI currently indexes over two million data studies and data sets, with records which include authors, institutions, and keywords, and which are then connected to related peer-reviewed literature.
Coverage spans 1900 to the present
Comparative Statistics, allows you to generate tables and charts comparing countries on basic statistics related to area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, industry, finance, external trade and education.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
The University of South Carolina is a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Members of the University community can create an account and access the ICPSR data archive of research in the social and behavioral sciences. ICPSR hosts specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
More information on creating or reauthenticating an ICPSR account.
IMF Statistics [International Monetary Fund]
Dtasets from the International Monetary Fund include:
- International Financial Statistics (IFS)—all aspects of international and domestic finance beginning in 1948
- Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)— international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
- Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)—value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980
- Government Finance Statistics (GFS)—budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990
Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Presents quantifiable statistical data on the impact and influence of leading journals in the Sciences and the Social Sciences.
OECD iLibrary [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] 1997-2013
The online library of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. We have access to content from 1997-2013 only unless current title is open access. Best known for its publications and its statistics, the OECD’s work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development, science and innovation.
World Bank Data - World Development Indicators Online
World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe—some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years— through its new data portal.