Statistical Sources and Datasets for Social Sciences, Health, and Education

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This guide refers primarily to selected sources of descriptive statistics in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). The focus is on health, education and areas within the social sciences, such as crime, population and demography, and arms control. Links to international sources of statistical information are also included. If you are interested in sources on statistical methodology, please refer to subject guides in SSHEL, particularly the Sociology and Psychology subject guides. Other libraries on campus, particularly  Government Information Services and  Scholarly Commons have additional important sources of statistical information. If you would like to recommend a website for inclusion, please contact the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

All titles listed in this guide are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library reference collection unless otherwise noted. The location SSHEL RCC indicates the item is held in the SSHEL Reference Circulating Collection. 

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Help with Statistics | General Sources | Social Science Data CollectionsUnited States Statistics  | International Statistics | Economics, Labor & Employment StatisticsEducation Statistics | Health Statistics |  Public Opinion Data



Help with Statistical Analysis and Datasets



General Sources



Social Science Data Collections

The collections below all have access to a great deal of statistical data and are excellent resources. Some tools within each collection are restricted to faculty or students of the sponsoring institution. 



United States Statistics

Population and Demographics

Crime and Justice



International Statistics

For more international statistics, see the International and European Union Statistical Resources guide.



Economics, Labor & Employment Statistics



Education Statistics

*See our College and University Rankings page for statistical comparisons of higher education institutions.

National Education Statistics

State of Illinois Education Statistics

International Education Statistics



Health Statistics

United States


For more health statistics, see the Health Portal's Health Statistics and Data page.



Public Opinion Data