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Guide Notes:
The primary subject of this guide is mathematical statistics and probability. For more information on finding statistical sources, please see the How To Find: Statistical Sources guide.


  • Applied statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Descriptive statistics 
  • Inferential statistics
  • Probability 

Subject Keywords:
descriptive methods, parametric inferential methods, nonparametric inferential methods, and predictive method, data collection, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, theoretical probability, experimental probability, axiomatic probability

LoC Classifications:

  • QA273-280 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics

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Professional Associations

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American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. (About ASA)

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Institute of Mathematical Statistics

For sometime there has been a feeling that the theory of statistics would be advanced in the United States by the formation of an organization of those persons especially interested in the mathematical aspects of the subject. As a consequence, a meeting of interested persons was arranged for September 12, 1935 at Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the meeting, it was decided to form an organization to be known as the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. (Notice of the Organization of the IMS)

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International Statistical Institute

The ISI Mission is to lead, support and promote the understanding, development and good practice of statistics worldwide, by providing the core global network for statistics. (ISI Mission)