Statistics Resources: In Print and Online

The Shasta College Library offers a variety of statistics materials to assist you with your research, including reference books, online e-books, periodicals, and webguides. The resources below are just a sample of what is available to you through your library, both in print and online.

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  • Faculty teaching solely online and students enrolled solely for Internet courses and those working or taking classes at a Distance Education campus should follow this link to obtain their library card: Online library card applicationNote: Faculty members should enter their Shasta College ID# in the Student ID field)
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Reference Books

The reference section is an excellent place to begin a search for sources of statistics. Although reference books cannot be taken out of the library, they are often the best resources to use for an introduction to a topic. Please feel free to browse these books in the library or make photocopies as necessary. Below you will find a sample of what is available to you in the reference section:
  • California Statistical Abstract [Reference HA 261 .C3 2003]
  • County and City Data Book [Reference HA 202 .A36 2002]
  • Historical Statistics of the United States [Reference HA 202 .H57 2006]
  • Kurian, Thomas G. Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000: America Year By Year [Ready Reference HA 202 .K87 1994]
  • Shasta County 2006: Economic & Demographic Profile [Reference HC107. C22 S53 2006]
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States [Ready Reference HA 202 .A1 2008]
  • World Almanac and Book of Facts [Ready Reference AY 67 .N5 W7 2008]

General Collection

There are also some excellent resources available to you in the general collection. Searchable through the library catalog, these books and periodicals can be checked out for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Ayres, Ian. Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is The New Way To Be Smart. [HA29 .A88 2007]
  • Sullivan, Michael. Fundamentals of Statistics [QA276.12 .S846 2008]
  • Worldwatch Institute. Vital Signs 2007-2008: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future [GE140 .V58 2007]

Online Resources

The library has a vast collection of materials available to you online, including the full-text of electronic books, available through the library catalog, and the full-text of hundreds of articles in magazines and journals, available through the library's extensive collection of databases. Below is a sample of some of these resources:

Online Ebooks:

Online ebooks are electronic versions of printed books. The Shasta College Library's ebook collection of over 18,000 titles is available at no charge to the College's registered students and staff. Here is a small sampling of books on statistics found in the NetLibrary collection:
  • Hinton, Perry R. Statistics Explained. [netLibrary ebook collection]
  • Maier, Mark H. The Data Game: Contorversies in Social Science Statistics. [netLibrary ebook collection]
  • Riche, Martha Farnsworth and Deirdre Gaquin. The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the Census Results. [netLibrary ebook collection]


  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
  • World Data Analyst
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