Sometimes, you may want to find specific statistical information that might be reported within magazines or scholarly research articles. Keep in mind that if you do find statistical or demographic information in magazines or newspapers, you should then go to the original source of the information being mentioned in the article.
Many times, by simply researching scholarly or peer reviewed articles, you will find statistics, demographics or research results as part of the content of the article.
1. From the Discovery Search screen on the library homepage, type in your broad topic. Example: "mental illness" and adults
2. From the search results screen, try one of the following tips:
It is often a good idea to limit the date of publication of your search results. For current statistics, choose the last 5-10 years. For historical statistics, you can leave the publication date choices as is or limit to an older range of years.
The CQ Press' CQ Researcher typically publishes demographic and statistical information in each single topic issue, as well as lists a bibliography of research articles, web sites or books that may provide statistical data.