Looking for articles and books is something most people have some familiarity with. You look in the catalog for books, or search one of our article databases like Academic Search for articles, that's something most people have done. But finding statistics can be trickier. It can be hard to know where to go for stats on things like education among urban youth, or homicide rates, or banking stats, or, well, you name it.
We have a series of research guides that can help with this. Many of them, like the business and nursing ones, have tabs on statistics relevant to those fields. The guide to the U.S. & NY governments are good too; governments are great gathers and publishers of all sorts of statistics. The diversity guide has a great section on statistics related to different populations.