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COM 1100 - Public Speaking in Society: Reference Resources


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Statista is the leading statistics company on the Internet. Statista aggregates data on a professional level from different institutes and sources. There are over 80,000 topics from more than 180,000 different sources available.  

Each statistic can be downloaded in different formats so that they can be integrated into the document (Graphic PNG file, PowerPoint file, PDF file, and Excel chart).

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Statistical Abstracts

The Statistical Abstract of the United States,published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  Abstracts for 1878 through 2012 are available at the US Census website (link above.)

Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to additional resources.

The 2012 Edition was the last edition published by the US Government. Since 2013 the Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published by ProQuest.

Selected print copies from the 1960's through the current year are available in the Reference section of the Morgan Library:  



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Subject Specific Encyclopedias

There are MANY specialized encyclopedias available in the Morgan Library and can be accessed through LancerQuest.   Here are a few examples: 

Online Reference Sources

Not all of the reference resources are available in print.  More and more encyclopedias and dictionaries are being published and purchased in electronic format.