Tip #1 – it’s not always necessary to re-invent the wheel. Sometimes you can find great stats buried in a book or magazine article on your topic. Look there first.
Tip #2 – if you do need to go straight to the source, check out the QuickLinks box on TheBRAIN. Choose Quick Reference > Statistics. Here you’ll find Statistics Canada – the mother of all crunched numbers – offering data profiling population, income, how much beer we drink and many other important aspects of Canadian life! Try The Daily…it’s an electronic bulletin covering up-to-the-minute social and economic info and is very easy to search. E-STAT is another great pick. Its interactive tool with the very strange name (CANSIM) lets you customize your stats search and create tables, graphs and charts too!
Tip #3 – let the library staff protect you from those spooky statistics…just ask for help!
* This post has been made from 100% recycled material! We thought you’d want to be reminded about statistics again this year – who wouldn’t? Also, this year we have a brand new Quick Reference Guide that features a whole tab on stats! If this post is old news to you, take the new guide for a whirl! You’ll be glad you did!