Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian

Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian Lynda M. Kellam and contribution by Katharin Peter

This guidebook serves as a primer to developing and supporting social science statistical and numerical data sources in the academic library. It provides strategies for the establishment of data services and offers short descriptions of the essential sources of free and commercial social science statistical and numeric data. Finally, it discusses the future of numeric data services, including the integration of statistics and data into library instruction and the use of Web 2.0 tools to visualize data.