Academic Research Sources

Quick Review

Ms. Elliott's Prezi on Searching

Library Databases -- look under the heading KNOWLEDGE

Butte County Library Databases (library card is required for access)

InfoTopia -- Customized safe-search of educator-selected sites

Harvard University's Free journal articles.


Sacramento Bee
See library staff for full access password. school name: Pleasant Valley High School - Chico ----- password: eliot

Google Books

Google Scholar

Magazine Search
Search Time, US News and World Report, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and Foreign Policy.


United States Census Bureau
Great search engine allowing you to find demographic data on population, and any other statistic related to the United States e.g. prisons,abortion, marriages, etc.)

Government Printing Office Documents
Contains the Federal Registry, Constitution, Economic Indicators, Congressional Reports, Bills from Congress, Public Laws, Supreme Court Decisions, and weekley Presidental papers. Keyword searching is available..

Statistical Abstract
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States bringing sources of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web
From the University of Auckland Library

OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web by Country
From the University of Auckland Library

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online : MBS
Database with "current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world."

American Fact Finder
Statistics on population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.

WHO World Health Statistics
Download these reports, but also check for the downloaded file in Library Docs in the Diseasees folder.

National Center for Health Statistics
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Statistics
From MedlinePlus, a very reliable resource. Main link is to the National Center for Health Statistics above, but there are several links below to articles and news on statistical information.

State Health
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Locate statistics on Individual States or on the entire United States regarding many health issues.

Crime Reports

Finding and Using Data
A number of subject organized sites to locate statistical information and data on the internet.

Graphic Organizer for Researching (in Word)

Other Options

As a taxpayer, you may use the resources at California State University, Chico and Butte College freely. Be aware their computerized access points may be very limited to guests of the system. Additionally, the professional staff employed at these institutions are there to serve their patrons, not the general public, thus assistance will be extremely limited.

Try this site to check specific facts



created 9/27/2010
updated 01/08/2014