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See the following FAQ question for more points to consider:
If you're looking for datasets to do your own analysis on, a Google search on the specific variables might not find what you're looking for. Instead, you may first need to find a data repository or archive that collects datasets in a broad research area, such as social sciences. Try searching with terms such as political data sets or social science data repository. Then search within that site or repository for your specific variables.
For finding statistics, see our separate Research Guide:
Also see our databases that contain statistics and data:
If you want additional help locating datasets or statistics on the variables you're looking for, ask a librarian at the Reference Desk, or contact the librarian for your discipline.
Like Wikipedia, our online encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide helpful background information, topic ideas, definitions, and possible keywords for searching for other types of sources.
See our separate Research Guide of E-Reference Resources to search general online encyclopedias, as well as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks for specific subject areas:
A basic Google image search can be a quick way to find images, but just like any other sources you use, images must be cited.
A lot of images online can appear with little context, so it might not be clear who the original creator was, or when or where it originated. Can you find out enough about the image to be confident about what it's representing?
See our separate Research Guide on Finding and Using Images for tips on image searching and places to look that will give you the information about an image that you need:
See our separate Research Guide for help with finding or citing legal information, or ask a librarian at the Reference Desk:
Government publications include documents created by state and local governments, the federal government, and international organizations such as the European Union. They can provide authoritative and timely information on your topic.
To limit a Google search to only government websites, add "site:gov" after your keywords:.
You can also limit to only New Hampshire state government sites using "site:nh.gov". For example:
This will search across all sites with URL's ending in nh.gov, such as:
See our separate Research Guide for additional help with finding government publications, or ask a librarian at the Reference Desk:
If you're looking for basic biographical information about a person, an encyclopedia/reference work entry might be the right type of source. Different encyclopedias may have different length biographies, so check additional ones if the first isn't sufficient. You can use the E-References Resource Guide to help you locate online encyclopedias and other reference materials.
If you're looking for a more in-depth biography, search for books in our Library Catalog, or in WorldCat if we don't have a book about your person of interest.