There are many different resources available for your data and statistics needs. Determining whether you need a statistic or data may help guide you to the correct source.
A statistic is a fact(s) that is derived / interpreted from raw data. As an example, 4 out of 5 dentists practicing in Ontario prefer BrandA toothpaste. Data is the information gathered to create a statistic. As an example, a list of all the dentists in Ontario with their preference of toothpaste brands.
Check out our finding data and statistics guide for more help.
Statistics resources include:
The University of Guelph subscribes to the following resources that contain data.
The library has access to a large number of databases with data. These include Marketline Advantage, Infomart and the Wharton Research Data Services . Some require registering for an account.
A-Z Databases: Datasets
Data generated by original research and experiments increases scientific validity, encourages re-use, and provides additional context to conclusions and hypotheses. The University encourages researchers to deposit their data in the following repositories:
There are many sources of data and statistics beyond the University of Guelph’s holdings.
SEDAR – Canadian Securities Administration
CIHI – Canadian Institute for Health Information
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
Industry Canada – Trade Data Online (TDO)
Minnesota Population Centre – IPUMS
If you are having trouble finding the statistic or data you need, please book an appointment with us.