Why Use Statistics?

Statistical sources can provide the data to back up your argument or research statement. It offers a different way of describing a situation or event. It will be a required component in many of your assignments. But as with all of your sources of information, you must be vigilant in evaluating the pertinence, reliability and currency of the statistics.


How to find statistics

Library Catalogue  Add the word “statistics” to your search when searching by General Keyword or by Subject Keyword.

Article Databases  Search for your term and add in AND statistics.


Where to find statistics on the Web