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SOC 100B: Power, Prejudice, and Identity

Locating data on race and gender inequality in America today

Data: something known or assumed as fact
Uninterpreted data: data that has no meaning assigned to it

UNITED STATES DATA

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
"The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States."
- Ref Desk HA 202 .U8 2006
- Online at http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list

The Condition of Education. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics.
"Indicators of important developments and trends in American education."
- Ref Room L 112 .N377 2005
- Online at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe

Digest of Education Statistics. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Education Division, National Center for Education Statistics.
"A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education."
- Online at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/ via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education.
Index to journal articles, government studies, books, dissertations, and other material on education and related fields. Covers 1982 to the present.
- Online via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list


STATE AND LOCAL DATA
County and City Data Book. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
- Ref Room HA 202 .A36 2000
- Online at http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html

County and City Extra: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press.
- Ref Room HA 203 .C68 2005

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
- Ref Room HA 202 .A38 1997-98
- Online at http://www.census.gov/prod/3/98pubs/smadb-97.pdf
- 2006 prepub. state data online at http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/SMADBstate.html
- 2006 prepub. metro area data online at http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/SMADBmetro.html

State Rankings: A Statistical View of the 50 United States. Lawrence, KS: Morgan Quitno Corp.
- Ref Room HA 203 .S83 2006

Pennsylvania Abstract. Middletown, PA: Institute of State and Regional Affairs.
- Ref Room HA 607 .P4 2005

Pennsylvania County Data Book(s). Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Dept. of Commerce.
- Lancaster County: Ref Desk HA 607 .L36 P46 2005
- Other counties: Ref Room HA 607...


U.S. CENSUS
Census.gov
- Online at http://www.census.gov via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list

American Factfinder
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for Census 2000 and beyond. Click on "get data" under American Community Survey (be sure "2005 is selected) for up-to-date information.
- Online at http://factfinder.census.gov via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list

State and County QuickFacts
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
- Online at http://quickfacts.census.gov


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES/BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Please note, the Library of Congress call number classification for books in the Social Sciences is "H". Social Sciences subclasses you may find helpful in your sociology research include:
HA1-4737 Statistics
HN1-995 Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HQ1-2044 The family. Marriage. Women
HT51-1595 Communities. Classes. Races

Encyclopedia of the Census
Ref Room HA 37 .U55 E53 2000

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present
Ref Room HA 202 .H57 2006, vols. 1-6

The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion
Ref Room HN 90 .P8 G34 2004

Women and Children First: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Public Policy
HQ 1190 .W653 2005

Redefining Urban and Suburban America: Evidence from Census 2000
HT 334 .U5 R43 2003 vols. 1-3

The New Race Question: How the Census Counts Multiracial Individuals
E 184 .A1 M568 2002

FedStats
Online at http://www.fedstats.gov via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list

Statistical Universe
Online at http://web.lexis-nexis.com/statuniv via F&M library Electronic Resources A-Z list


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Created: 9/6/06 lak