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Arts Research Monitor

This website from Hill Strategies Research provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture.
Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that aims to provide insightful evidence about the arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

Statistical Indexes & Databases

  • Major Statistical Indexes & Databases
    Link to guide with descriptions of the major multidisciplinary subscription statistical indexes and databases at the MSU Libraries
  • Data-Planet
    This is a powerful interdisciplinary database that assembles statistical information from government and private sources in one single interface.
  • Statista
    Statista is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and much more.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Indexes and abstracts statistical publications from the US government, state governments, international organizations, and professional associations.

Getting Started

These comprehensive sources are a great place to start your research.



  • ProQuest Statistical Insight is an index to statistical publications and tables. It includes government, private, and international sources. Particularly useful resource for access to trade publications. Many items are available in the government documents microfiche collection.


  • Sourcebook of Arts Statistics (1989, 1992 addendum) is a general reference book on arts statistics.  It is outdated, but may still be used to identify relevant agencies and producers of information.

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