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Polls, Stats, Data
Political Science research can involve analyzing different polls, statistics, and general data. Use this page to learn more about the different resources available through the Sarah Lawrence College Library and beyond.
Voter Registration & Voter Information: United States
Elections & Campaign Finance: United States
Librarian Tips for Searching Data Resources
Just getting started researching stats or data? Keep these tips in mind to help you find the information you need!
- You can still use Boolean Operators when you're searching! Use AND/ OR / NOT to help expand or refine your keyword searches
- Use quotation marks to search for specific terms that you need to find grouped together
- Need to combine terms? An additional search box might not be available (like in a database) but you can use parentheses to search appropriately. For example: Immigration AND ("congressional hearing" OR "congressional record")
Historical Statistics: United States
Historical Statistics of the United States Quantitative facts of American history. Statistical tables covering population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.
Scope: United States.
Dates: 1700s-2000 (majority of tables falling between 1790-1990).
Data and Statistical Information: United States
Finding Data - Sociology Guide
Use this page to learn more about the different data resources for sociology research and discover information on demographic & population statistics.
The Data Visualisation Catalogue
Search by function or view a full list of the different ways you can display data, and learn more about what they signify.