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Online Library Resources
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Locating Statistics And Data
There are a large number of statistical sources available online. Many of these are freely available while some must be accessed through subscription databases. The tabs above are organized by subject area.
Agriculture: Governmental & International
Census: National, Massachusetts & Boston
Crime: National & Massachusetts
Demographic: Population, social & geographic data
Earth Sciences: Climate and weather
Economic: Federal, state & local
International Economics: UN, non-governmental & regional
Education: International, national & local
Health: International, national & local
Massachusetts: Specific to Massachusetts
This is a good starting point for locating statistical data. It includes business, crime, economic, education, health, population, science data and more. Much of the data is at a national level, but it also includes some state, city, and international data.
It can be hard to find the statistics that you want at the level that you want. You can use the Statistical Abstract to lead you to right the source. The original source may also have more current data than the tables in Statistical Abstract. At the bottom of every table, Statistical Abstract indicates the source or sources of the data in the table.
Most data is available in both Excel and PDF format.
In the 2012 Statistical Abstract, you can find statistics on the number, capacity, and generation of nuclear power plants. This data came from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and is dated April 2011. The link to the Monthly Energy Review is given with the Source information. You will find current information there.