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Data sites and databases

Statistics--Opinion Polls

National Agencies with Statistics to Support the existence of a Problem

US Federal government sources of information

      New Jersey Agencies & Research

      Healthy New Jersey provides statistics on some diseases and healthy or unhealthy practices of specific New Jersey populations and sub-populations. Be sure to check the "Statistics" link on this website. Links to national studies are provided and some studies results can be broken out by state.

      Finding information from New Jersey Departments and Agencies

      1. Click the link for a list of NJ Departments and Agencies.  Ask yourself "Which agency would care about my topic?"
      2. Visit the website to see if there is some connection to your topic and the responsibilities of the department or agency.
      3. Contact the appropriate department or agency. Consider calling to explain your project and ask about information you need. Several students have had success with this approach. Be respectful of the worker's time and have your questions prepared beforehand. If possible, have information emailed to you so you can cite it in your bibliography.

      Finding background information on a topic specific to New Jersey or Rutgers University may require searching NJ newspapers such as the Star Ledger or The Daily Targum. Locate this information by searching the Access World News. 

      1. Below the search boxes you'll see a map. Click North America, then USA, then New Jersey
      2. Scroll back to the top of the page, enter your search terms, then click Search.

      New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit (UCR) provides most recent data on crimes voluntarily reported by local police departments. Not all towns and city police departments participate.

      Economic Indicators

      Economic indicators are regularly updated and used to follow trends and guide decision-making.

      Use the Economic Indicators research guide to locate:

      • Financial Indicators
      • Income Indicators
      • Price Indexes and Consumption Patterns
      • Manufacturing and Production
      • Labor and Employment Indicators
      • National Economic Reviews
      • State and Regional Indicators and Reviews
      • Economic Forecasts

      Statistics and Reports on Rutgers University


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