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Statistics on the internet and in print


This Guide gives a brief introduction to the range of statistics which is available on the internet, and also refers to some of the print sources held in the library of the University of Hull.

Other relevant online and print resources may be listed in the appropriate Subject LibGuides.

Remember that you can also ask for help from library staff if you are having difficulty finding what you need – but please be aware that we too may have to spend some time searching before we can give you an answer.

Historical statistics

Many of the websites mentioned in this Guide can provide access to statistics going back one or two decades or more. Older statistics may be available in printed form in the University Library, and can be traced through the library catalogue. Compilations of historical statistics can be traced by searching for historical statistics

Search engines

An appropriate search on a good search engine, for example “oil tankers” accidents statistics, may be useful in quickly finding needed statistics.

One specialist search engine (but still under development) is Zanran: