Top Online Statistical Resources
U.S. Based Data Resources
- Census of Agriculture
- American FactFinder
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- County City Data Book
- FAOSTAT Statistics Database
- Federal Reserve Archive
- Federal Reserve Economic Data
- Historical Statistics of the United States Colonial Times to 1970, pt. 1
- Historical Statistics of the United States Colonial Times to 1970, pt. 2
- National Center for Health Statistics, United States
- New York State Data Center
- New York State Statistical Yearbook
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
- Statistical Abstract's Guide to Sources
- USDA Economics, Statistic and Marketing Information System
International Data Resources
- Demographic Yearbook
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- Passport Reference & Markets (formerly Global Market Information Database)
- United Nations Development Programme - Human Development Reports
- United Nations Statistics Division
- World Bank
- World Factbook
The most commonly used statistical software programs are Minitab, SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, Stata. For information about these and other statistical programs, see the Statistical Software page.
The CISER Data Archive acquires, maintains, and supports numeric files for use by social science researchers at Cornell University. The Archive's service component includes individualized assistance to identify and locate datasets to meet specific information needs, whether those data are available locally or elsewhere. CISER also offers workshops, many conducted at Mann Library.
CISER Computing Helpdesk responds to e-mail (email@example.com) and telephone (255-1359) inquiries regarding both statistical and qualitative data analysis software. These helpdesk services are available to all Cornell faculty, staff, and students doing faculty-directed academic research.
Walk-in (or by appointment) statistical help is offered at Mann Library in the shared Statistical Consulting Area (map it) For hours and other information, please see the CISER consulting services page.
The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) helps faculty, students and staff with the application of statistical methods in their research. They assist researchers with the method section of grant proposals, the design of their experiments or surveys, the organization of the data, the planning and implementation of the statistical analysis, and the interpretation and write up of results. Statistical consultants at CSCU are available during walk-in hours or by appointment in Savage Hall (B07-B13). For hours and more information the CSCU information page.
The Library provides basic statistics assistance for students. Library assistance is limited to descriptive statistics, data formatting and simple graphs using Excel, Minitab, and SPSS. To request a consultation from the library, contact the Information & Research Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-5406. Students with questions concerning regression, econometrics and other advanced statistical methods should contact the Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit.