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2016 Data Book: Provides statistics on colleges and universities in Maryland. Enrollment, retention, graduation, degrees, faculty, expenditures, tuition, and financial aid are among the statistics included.
Maryland Higher Education Commission: The Web site of the Maryland Higher Education Commission Office of Policy Analysis and Research provides links to the Data Book and Trend Book and to many other research reports done by the Commission.
**Credit for this information should be given to Temple University's Library Guide entitled "Resources for Education research.
The UM Libraries subscribe to over 300 databases!!! The ones listed here are most useful databases to help you locate statistics on education (all statistics databases can be found here). The databases that UMCP subscribes to can be accessed through Database Finder.
Child Trends DatabankContinuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being from Federal reports, Web sites, and data sets.
Congressional Publications (Proquest)Access to the full text of congressional publications. Includes: hearings, legislative histories, committee prints and reports, House and Senate documents, Congressional Record, Serial Set, CRS Reports, bills, public laws, regulations...
Data. Gov"The home of the U.S. Government's open data." Provides data, tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile apps and design data visualizations and much more.
GeoRef (EBSCO)Guide to materials in geology and earth sciences. Worldwide coverage. Abstracts journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.Over 25,145 sources. Over 2.1 million records. Over 60,000 records added annually. Be aware that this database has a very finicky search function, so use GeoRef's own thesaurus to find topics.
Historical Statistics of the United StatesHistorical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. Includes statistics from over 1000 sources.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)ICPSR is the world's largest collection of digital social science data and cover topics from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime,minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations. More information about accessing data in ICPSR can be found here: https://www.lib.umd.edu/data/icpsr.
Nationmaster.comThis free site compiles data from prominent international statistics sources like the CIA, UN and others and presents them graphically to allow easy comparisons of countries.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic HistoryFully searchable text of the encyclopedia, including over 900 articles from leading scholars with extensive bibliographies. Covers all time periods of human history and includes strong coverage of individual countries, regions, industries and economic concepts.
Policy MapPolicy Map provides access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime mortgages, health, jobs, demographics, and education from more than 150 authoritative public and proprietary sources \. Data is cleaned and standardized , and updated regularly. the database basic GIS tools to create reports and maps.
SimplyAnalytics (Formerly SimplyMaps)SimplyAnalytics contains extensive data including demographic, historic census, business, health, real estate, housing, employment, consumer spending, and marketing (over 70,000 variables total). Users can create customized maps and reports; data is down to the census tract level. Click on "Sign in as a guest" to use database.
Statemaster.comThis free site compiles data from various US government sources (FBI, Census, NCES and others) and presents them graphically to allow easy state-to-state comparisons.
Statistical Abstract of the United StatesData from 1790 to the present. Covers social and economic conditions in the United States, comprised of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.
World Bank Data CatalogAccess to World Bank datasets, databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources. Includes: Africa Development Indicators, Doing Business, Global Development Finance, World Development Indicators and much more.
World Development Indicators OnlineWorld Bank database provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
"Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change. In addition to being a comprehensive data resource, Social Explorer also offers features and tools to meet the needs of both demography experts and novices."