The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
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U.S. Census


  • California Statistical Abstract - a compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State
  • RAND California - use this resource to easily access California and U.S. data on a wide range of topics
  • SFGate Data Center  - a collection datasets relating to San Francisco and the Bay Area, compiled by SFGate/The San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • California: CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System)
  • National and International: NOAA National Data Center Online Please note: not all data provided at this website if available for free to the general public. USF has access to some additional data sets from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), but these are only accessible from within the library and you must be logged onto the NCDC website by a librarian. Please contact the Gleeson Library Reference Desk or email the government information librarian at in order to use the NCDC product. 


For international statistics, please see our guide to International resources

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