Raw data is a primary source. It is available in its entirety with minimal interventions, for you to analyze and draw conclusions from
A dataset is a collection of organized data. For example, an Excel spreadsheet is a dataset.
Statistics are secondary sources describing data in numerical form, such as with counts, totals, and averages.
The University Libraries have many state geological and soil surveys in full text format in our book stacks. These are the general areas on the Lower Level of Waldo Library where you can find the various surveys. Linked items will take you to online sites.
|Michigan Geological Survey Materials (various)
|QE125 .A12 - QE126
|USDA Web Soil Survey (interactive map)
|Other State Geological Surveys (various - in alphabetical order by state name)
|USDA Archived Soil Surveys by State
|USGS Mineral Industry Surveys
|USGS Publications Warehouse