Freely Available Resources and Search Tools: This guide will provide information about available open scholarly resources.
Google Scholar - Version of Google's search engine that searches scholarly articles, books, conference papers, and dissertations among other things. NOTE: Only some of the articles you find using Google Scholar will be accessible. Many are accessible only via subscription.
JSTOR Open Content: Openly available articles and books in the JSTOR database.
The following websites are useful sources for finding statistics. NOTE: Finding statistics can be difficult. Please don't hesitate to contact the library if you're having issues.
American Factfinder - United States Census Bureau website that allows users to find demographic data at a number of different levels (nation, state, county, city). I recommend using the Guided Search feature on the homepage if you're just getting started.
Bureau of Justice Statistics - Contains statistics on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of the justice system.
National Center for Education Statistics - Contains statistics and reports on education in the United States.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Contains statistics on employment/unemployment, wages, and compensation in the United States.