Category Archives: Statistics

New Database: Statista

If you love statistics and charts, Statista is the database for you! The newest database available through George Fox Libraries, Statista brings together statistical data from over 18,000 sources and displays it in attractive, user-friendly interactive charts.         … Continue reading

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Editor’s Desk

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/   The Editor’s Desk (familiarly shortened TED) at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, brings out daily “fresh information from all over the Bureau,” coupled with intriguing data and links of note. On the site’s homepage, … Continue reading

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Oregon Criminal Justice Data

Oregon Department of Corrections Research and Statistics: http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/RESRCH/pages/index.aspx Access fascinating information on offender populations, program performance and policy impact, both at the county and state level. Categories of data include recidivism rates, mandatory minimum sentencing, compliance with inmate work requirements, … Continue reading

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The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/01/the-rise-of-residential-segregation-by-income/ The trend of residential segregation by ethnicity in the United States is well-documented. Some may be less familiar with the situation as regards residential segregation by income, but this report from the Pew Research Center is quite revealing. Written … Continue reading

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Get Company Statistics Quickly with ReferenceUSA

Ever wonder how many people work at your nearby burger joint?  Or how many Starbucks coffee shops there are in Portland? The perfect source for this type of information is the database ReferenceUSA. With a clean and user-friendly interface, ReferenceUSA … Continue reading

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Most Frequently Used Databases at GFU

We librarians love statistics.  All sorts.  Especially statistics about libraries. When it comes to the libraries here at GFU, we like to know such information as the average number of items circulated by subject area, which specific books have circulated … Continue reading

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Africa Map

AfricaMap http://cga-3.hmdc.harvard.edu/africamap/ Spatial data analysis is an important tool for geographers, planners, sociologists, and others, and this well-designed site by the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University will be a real boon to anyone with an interest in Africa. … Continue reading

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LABORSTA

LABORSTA Internet, from the International Labour Office, provides access to core labor statistics from 1969 forward for 200 countries and territories from reliable governmental sources. View statistics by topic, country or source. This free, data rich website is rated as … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Statistics

Image via Wikipedia National Science Foundation: Science and Engineering Statistics http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ Scholars, journalists and members of the general public will have a field day with the National Science Foundation’s Science and Engineering Statistics website. Visitors will note that the data … Continue reading

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Data For Local Communities

Image via Wikipedia Data for Local Communities is a database of websites that contain statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about Oregon and Washington. You can search by keyword or browse by topic and filter by geographic level.

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