Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Encyclopedias of Statistical Sciences (Sci Ref QA 276.14
Major nine volume encyclopedias published from 1982-88. Long and short articles on theory and applications in statistics, frequently including bibliographical references.
CRC Handbook of Tables for Probability and Statistics
(Sci Ref QA 276.25 .B49x)
Standard source for statistical tables.
Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics (Sci Ref QA
Continuing series of volumes publishing more esoteric statistical tables.
An Atlas of Functions (Sci Ref QA 331 .S685)
Handbook of algorithms for computing tables of and specific values of standard functions.
Indexes - Basic
Each index covers 100-300 periodical titles in broad areas of knowledge under the general topic of the index. The articles will therfore be written on more of a layman's level. BYU has subscriptions to almost all of the periodicals covered by these indexes therfore use of interlibrary loan is not necessary. If you are less familiar with the subject these indexes are a good place to start. The articles are generally applications articles with a few theory articles also. All three of the indexes are searchable through the Library web page under Databases and Indexes.
Indexes - Statistical Theory
Current Index to Statistics
American Statistical Association index for periodical literature in statistics. Applications, methods, and theory. Keyword and author index. Generally applications articles are included if their main emphasis is the statistical method and excluded if their main emphasis is the specific subject of the application. This index is also available in the Statistics Department computer laboratory.
The main index for theoretical mathematics which is called Mathematical Reviews in its print version. Section 62 is on statistics. Subject and author indexes. Most extensive index in mathematics, worldwide coverage. Published by the American Mathematical Society.
Science Citation Index (SCI): Web of Science (ISI) (Sci Ref Q158.X1S365, Index Tables--Level
Extensive index of bibliographically cited articles covering over 7,000 of the major science journals and based on the bibliographies of the articles indexed. The most current years, 1990 to present, are available on CD-ROM for mounting on a stand-alone terminal in the Science Reference area.
Indexes - Statistical Applications
Biostatistica (Sci Ref QH323.5.B564x)
Quarterly index of abstracts for mathematical and statistical applications in the biological and medical sciences.
Frequently applications of statistics to a particular problem are found in subject indexes under headings such as "statistical analysis" or "statistical methods." Examples of such indexes are:
In theory, any subject index could contain articles on statistical applications
to that subject area listed under such headings as mentioned above.
Indexes - Statistics (Demographics)
Government Statistics online (On the library webpage
go to Resources by Subject, choose "Government Documents," then choose
Many important sources of government statistics are now available online and links to these sources of statistics can be found on this page.
American Statistics Index (Doc Ref HA217.X1A46, Index
Tables, Government Documents)
A comprehensive guide and index to publications of the U.S. Government containing statistics arranged by subject, category, and title. Microfiche copies of all the sources indexed from 1984 to the present are found in cabinets in the Social Science Index Tables area. Many paper copies of the sources are also found in the Government Documents area for previous years and for the microfiched period.
Index to International Statistics (Doc Ref HA154.I43,
Index Tables, Government Documents)
A guide to the statistical publications of international intergovernmental organizations, particularly the United Nations, European Community, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Organization of American States. An international companion to ASI. A folder with the set lists the publications held by BYU. The University of Utah has the UN publications. Others are available on interlibrary loan.
Statistical Reference Index (Doc Ref HA203.S8x, Index
Tables, Government Documents)
A selective guide to American statistical publications from private organizations and state governmental sources. A companion to ASI for state and private statistical sources. Indexed by subject, names, categories, issuing sources, and titles. BYU has subscribed to this series starting in 1987. Many of the original sources would have to be requested through interlibrary loan.
Data Map (yr): Index of published tables of statistical
data (Soc Sci Ref HA18.M25x, behind Reference Desk, Social Science Reference)
An index of tables of statistics taken from 28 major statistical sources. All of the original sources are found in the BYU Library.
Statistical Sources (Soc Sci Ref HA36.X1S82, behind Reference
Desk, Social Science Ref.)
A subject guide to data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial, and other topics for the U.S. and internationally. A list of the sources which the BYU Library has with their call numbers is found in the front of the first volume.
UNESCO Statistical Yearbook (Soc Sci Ref HA36.U425x, behind
Reference Desk, Social Science Reference)
Standard summary statistical data taken from international sources and compiled by the United Nations. Annual, however some of the data for remote areas is several years old.
Social Science Reference
Statistical abstracts of various countries and regions are found in Social Science Reference HA 1-4727.
Other Sources of Statistics
Some industries and organizations publish separate compilations of their own statistics. Some of these may found by using the library catalog and/or the card catalog. To determine if the BYU Library has such a publication in a particular subject use the appropriate LC Subject Heading (as found in the LC Subject Headings List at each reference desk) with a subheading of Statistics (eg., Minerals--Statistics).
When adequate statistics can not be found locally the national or international organization or agency in that field should be contacted to determine what statistics are available and where they can be obtained. Two directories which will help determine what organization to contact, their address, and phone number are:
Encyclopedia of Associations (Ref AS22.E5, at Desk--Level 1 and 3)
Scientific and Technical Organizations and Agencies Directory (Sci Ref Q145.S36)
Finding Statistics Online, by Paula Berinstein (HA 33.5