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Environmental Studies: Data Sources

Social and Demographic Data

Environmental Data

Economic Data

International Data

Strategies for Finding Statistics & Data

Strategy # 1 Go to the source

Who cares enough about this topic that they would gather this data?  Is it a government agency? A private company?

  • Try a site search: 


Strategy #2 Check out library resources

Strategy #3 Follow the breadcrumbs

Look for citations, footnotes, tables, and other data sources in your readings

  • Look for articles using the many resources provided in Find Sources on this guide
  • The results list in Environment Complete and similar databases will include links to images, charts, tables, and statistics. You don't even need to open the article to view them.





Summer 2023: Major System Updates

You'll notice some changes as we work.
  • New Library Catalog: try it out and tell us what you think
  • Prospector will be unavailable from May 19 through Spring 2024. 

Full details on our library services platform migration project & timeline.

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