Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics - Ref QA 276.14 .E84 2006
Offers concise definitions of statistical terms with accompanying diagrams and graphs.
Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences - Ref QA 276.14 .E5 1982
An in-depth exploration of all fields of inquiry in which statistical methods are used. Includes articles on statistical terminology as well as on fields in which statistics are used.
Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms - Ref HA 17 .K4 2003
Questions to Consider
When looking for statistics, ask yourself these questions:
Who/what would collect statistics on my topic? Governments tend to collect many kinds of statistics as do news organizations, polling places, institutes, think tanks and researchers also collect data.
How would statistics on my topic be made public? You can find statistics in a number of places, both in print and online. Not every statistic is publicly available, however.
What possible barriers might prevent me from finding statistics on my topic? Statistics for your topic might not be public or available in a neat package. There might be language barriers. Data may simply not have been collected on your topic.