Databases with Statistics

To access ORU databases when you are off campus, includes distance learners, log in with your Single Sign-on (SSO) when prompted.
See: opens new windowHow to Access Library Resources from Off Campus


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Pros and cons of controversial issues. Resources include primary source documents, statistical evidence, government research and documents, and more.
Check out opens new windowDebate Topics! Green star
See: "opens new windowHow to Cite in Bibliographies."

opens new window RAND
Objective analysis and effective solutions. RAND is a nonprofit and nonpartisan "research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges...." Browse categories and topics, or opens new windowSearch a key term.
Example: opens new windowMining the Moon for Rocket Fuel to Get Us to Mars (Blog post)
Sample MLA citation content:

Li, Gary, et al. "Mining the Moon for Rocket Fuel to Get Us to Mars." Commentary from The Conversation, 16 Mary 2017. The RAND Blog,

For numbers, facts and trends shaping the world:

opens new windowUnited States Census Bureau: Index A-Z
Examples: "opens new windowPayday, Poverty, and Women"

opens new windowBLS Reports (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor)
"BLS Reports provide analytical information related to the labor force, consumer spending, earnings, and work injuries and illnesses. Typically, reports contain a few pages of written analysis followed by statistical tables...."

opens new windowSpotlight on Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor)
"Each edition of Spotlight on Statistics features graphics, maps, and brief written analysis to illustrate BLS data that examine the U.S. labor market and economy."

opens new windowPew Research Center
A "nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonadvocacy organization." Includes "public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research." Categories include "U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends."

opens new windowBarna Trends: Research
Barna is a private, non-partisan, for-profit organization conducting and analyzing primary research to understand cultural trends related to values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors since 1984.