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Research and Statistics Websites
ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) Academic Library Statistics
The Association of College & Research Libraries is the largest division of the ALA. Their website includes links to recent ACRL publications and reports, books and digital resources, and statistics and white papers.
ALA (American Library Association) Library Statistics
The ALA Library Statistics website provides library fact sheets, quotable facts about America's libraries, and research on libraries and librarianship.
U.S. Census Data
The American Fact Finder from the U.S. Census Bureau is a great tool for accessing demographics by region, state, county, town and tract.
ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Statistics
Find statistics about academic libraries and tools for assessment from the Association of Research Libraries.
Colorado State Government Statistical Information
Various agencies of Colorado state government provide statistical data and related information on a large variety of topics. The web links included in this brief list will lead to additional resources. This is a quick information guide to selected print and electronic publications, as well as web sites, maintained by state agencies only. Many current and historical print publications on this topic are available to borrow from the State Publications Library.
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
The IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) website has data sets, publications, program evaluations, data analysis tools, evaluation resourcesand research guidelines.
LRS (Library Research Service)
Find research and statistics, including data sets and publications about libraries and librarianship, in Colorado and the U.S. The LRS website also provides links to other resources, and tools such as the ROI (return on investment) calculator.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
A unit of the U.S. Department of Education, NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations. Included are statistics and other education data. Publications include Digest of Education Statistics, and special reports, such as Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women.
Publications and reports, newsletters, and publications from OCLC Research.