American Women's History: A Research Guide
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American Statistics Index. Washington: Congressional Information Service, 1974- .

FedStats [online]. Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy. [cited 15 December 1998]. Available from:
This site provides a convenient means of accessing Federal statistical sources by topic [e.g., agriculture, crime, economics, etc.] or by agency.

Gerhan, David R., and Robert V. Well, comps. A Retrospective Bibliography of American Demographic History from Colonial Times to 1983. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, no. 10. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1989. 474p.

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1975. 1,200p.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Bicentennial Edition [CD-ROM Database]. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Online review for EH.Net by William Hutchinson:

Huls, Mary Ellen. United States Government Documents on Women, 1800-1990: A Comprehensive Bibliography. 2 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Government documents are excellent sources for statistical information. This invaluable guide simplifies access to documents about women. Volume 1 covers numerous social issues, from "Women's Organizations," to "Violence Against Women." Volume 2 covers labor issues.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) []

Krikos, Linda A. "Statistical Sources on Women: A Critical Evaluation" (Bibliographical Essay). Reference Services Review 24, no.1 (1996): 31-42.

Statistical Sources on the Web. University of Michigan Documents Center, 1996- [cited 24 March 1998]. Available from:
This site offers quick and easy access to statistical sources by topic.

Taeuber, Cynthia M. Statistical Handbook on Women in America. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1996.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Todd Library, Middle Tennessee State University