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CPELI Level 4

This guide is in support of CPELI Level 4, taught by Jim Hays, Jonathan Lucero and others, for researching argumentation essay topics.



  • Statistical Abstract of the United States  Statistics compiled by various government agencies. NOTE: The U.S. Census Bureau discontinued publishing this title beginning with the year 2013. The library has print copies from 1916-2012 located here.  If you are not successful finding the statistical data you need from the resources on this page, ask for help at the Research Help Desk and/or contact us from our FAQ page on the library website.
  • American FactFinder Source for population, housing, economic and geographic U.S. Census data. 
  • RAND State Statistics Features nearly 200 databases covering all 50 states, with about 80 additional detailed databases on California. Data at national, state, and local levels.


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