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Nursing: Data Sources: U.S.

This guide highlights nursing and related resources and services for the UA community.

Data-Planet and Statista

This page contains numerous sources of data and statistics in a variety of subject areas pertaining to the United States. While these sources are important in that they represent the efforts of U.S. government agencies and other institutions to collect and disseminate data, the interfaces and search engines of these many sources vary greatly. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. With this dynamic tool, you can scan the contents of the collection, select subjects and variables of interest, and view your data in customizable tables and charts.

The Data-Planet repository contains more than 25 billion data points from 4.3 billion datasets sourced from more than 70 source organizations. There are billions of charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. All of the data have been standardized and structured, and are described with up to 37 fields of metadata, including a controlled vocabulary.  

The Quick Reference Guide is intended as a brief introduction to the Data-Planet Statistical Datasets interface, and a few tips and tricks on navigation and interaction. For a more detailed overview of the platform, please visit the Data-Planet Statistical Datasets guide.

Statista is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80.000 topics from over 18.000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. 

Data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, Statista provides available meta data including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available on Statista.

 

Selected Data-Planet Guides

Data Sources for the U.S. and Ohio

Demographic Information

Crime Data

Economic Indicators, Financial Data, and Employment

Data-Planet Video Tutorials

American FactFinder 2 Help

The following tools will help get you started with American FactFinder 2:

Education and Health Data

Environment & Natural Resources Data

Geospatial Data, Mapping Resources, etc.

These tools provide data that can be used to create maps.

Research and Public Opinion