Princeton subscribes to hundreds of statistical yearbooks. They will often contain all of the information you need for your analysis. Examples are:
- Statistical Abstract of the United States 1st- 1878-. Annual.
Summary statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States. Compiled from publications and records of various government and private agencies, it is designed to serve both as a convenient reference volume and as a guide to other statistical sources. Emphasis is on national data but many tables include statistics on states, regions and foreign countries. Tables generally cover a period of 10 to 20 years, although some begin around 1800.
- Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition
Statistical series on subjects ranging from population and land area to production figures for crops and manufactured products. Coverage begins with the colonial and pre-Federal period and goes up to 2000. Detailed documentation provides brief histories of the statistical series and source materials.
Getting started (guides to health, crime, population, etc.)
Secondary Data Sources for Public Health. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
(DSS and Stokes) RA409.B66 2007
Excellent place for overview of major datasets related to health.
- Health, United States
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. (discontinued October 2018)
- Crime in the United States.
- Justice statistics : an extended look at crime in the United States
- Digest of Education Statistics
- Kids Count Data Book.
- America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.
- Trends in the Well-being of America’s Children and Youth. Washington, D.C. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1996-2003.