Economic Geography

Barber Library Statistical Sources for
Your Atlas of Comparative Development Assignment

First, you need to know how to get to the COCC Barber Library webpage:

Next, you need to look for Resources By Subject. 

(Look for the green arrow in the image, below).


Then, choose:  Statistics and Polls.


Once you are in our Statistics and Polls page you are going to find an
amazing array of statistical resources!  Resources particularly valuable for this class are:

Statista brings together data from over 18,000 sources, national and international. You can browse by topic or industry or search the site. Graphics are downloadable in a variety of formats and citations in multiple styles are provided for ease of use.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Coverage Dates: 1790-present
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. It is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.  Barber Library also has the Statistical Abstracts in print format, within the reference collection on the main floor.

Resources listed in your class assignment include:

United Nations Human Development Reports Table One–

PRB (Population Reference Bureau)–

UN World Population Prospects —

UN World Urbanization Prospects —

UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women –

CIA – The World Fact Book –

Nation Master –

If It Were My Home –

Additional statistical resources may be found at the bottom of our Statistics and Polls page:

Need Help?

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!


You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the Library webpage.


Or, email me, Cat Finney, at!




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