Looking for data or statistics for a research project but unsure where to find them? This guide will provide you with information on different resources available for you to use.
Many resources are provided for free online by the Federal, state, or local governments, or by non-profit organizations. However, some of the resources have access restrictions, or are only available on NU's campus (physical books, for example). All access restrictions or limitations will be noted throughout this LibGuide.
Many statistical resources not listed in this guide are available at the Law School Library or at Snell Library. If you're unable to locate what you're looking for by using this guide (especially if you're looking for historical data and statistics), try using ScholarOne Search.
For an in-depth look at statistics in social science research, see Snell Library's Social Science Statistics Guide.
Before you start researching, you should make sure you have the following information about your subject:
Knowing this information prior to searching will help you locate sources quicker and easier.
Are you having trouble understanding the statistical concepts you're researching, or having trouble figuring out how to incorporate statistics into your legal work? Check out these books on statistics for lawyers, available at the Law Library.