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Biology: Statistics & Data Sets

This guide provides an overview of UA Libraries' resources and services for biology and related sub-fields.

Finding Datasets and Statistics

Datasets vs. Statistics

  • Data (raw numbers) provides all available variables collected; it can be manipulated and aggregated as needed.
    Datasets are data collected and arranged logically according to definitive criteria. 

  • Statistics is data that has been already prepared/presented in aggregated form as in a table, chart or graph.

Citing Data: Refer to the page from ICPSR, which discusses the importance and how to properly cite data.

Related Statistics Databases

Data Sources - includes Biological Sciences Data/Sets

Comprehensive and Demographics - Starting Points