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Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian by Katharin Peter, Lynda Kellam

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Basic sources for supporting numeric data services

Katharin Peter

Abstract:

This chapter outlines approaches to searching for statistics and data using a variety of common library numeric data products. It also provides annotations of each of the major numeric data products with information about access, scope, and use.

Keywords

numeric data products

data producers

aggregate statistics

datasets

data archives

finding statistics and data

data search strategies

data vendors

This chapter is intended for novice data librarians as well as social science and other reference librarians who hope to expand current library services to support numeric research. The chapter begins with a discussion on producers of statistics and types of sources, ...

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