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  • Reference Sources: Statistics

    What are the library reference sources? Let's find out!

    What are statistics?

    Statistics are basically a collection of just numerical data that are analyzed, interpreted, and presented.[a] 

    Regarding reference sourcesstatistics can come from various places, including, but not limited to,

    1. Almanacs - facts and statistics on a certain subject (e.g. country)
    2. Yearbooks - facts and statistics from a certain year
    3. Censuses - Population counts of countries that occur on a frequency (e.g. The US completes one every 10 years, with the most recent one in 2020)

    [a] Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved November 4, 2021, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statistics.

    Examples of Statistics

    Censuses

    Examples of Censuses

    Almanacs

    Check out Ranges 1A and 1B for our in-house reference collection! These books are available to read anytime while the library is open.  Please Note: Books in the reference section cannot leave the library.


    There are also almanacs scattered through the rest of the collection. 

    Use this pre-filter search in our library catalog to find printed materials with "almanac" as a keyword. You will find books located in both the reference section and the general collection. Please Note: Any books not found in the reference section (or found in the general collection) can be checked out.

    Use this pre-filtered search in our library catalog to find eBooks with "almanac" as a keyword.

    Yearbooks

    Check out Ranges 1A and 1B for our in-house reference collection! These books are available to read anytime while the library is open.  Please Note: Books in the reference section cannot leave the library.


    There are also yearbooks scattered through the rest of the collection. 

    Use this pre-filter search in our library catalog to find printed materials with "yearbook" as a keyword. You will find books located in both the reference section and the general collection. Please Note: Any books not found in the reference section (or found in the general collection) can be checked out.

    Use this pre-filtered search in our library catalog to find eBooks with "yearbook" as a keyword.

    Examples of Almanacs

    Picture Citation

    Unless otherwise stated,

    All pictures in this guide are sourced from www.pixabay.com.

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