Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. The site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. More than a just data source, Social Explorer offers a high level of functionality and control. Users can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations. The site is updated three times annually with new data - the 2010 US Census will be available shortly after its release - and new features will be continually added. A full and complete reference of historical census data, Social Explorer is an end-to-end solution that meets the needs of researchers and scholars without sacrificing ease of use for non-experts. Trial in effect until November 20, 2014.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Trial -- Valid October 14 - December 5, 2014--On Campus only or VPN!
Discovery Layer: http://readyreference.data-planet.com (this is geared for incoming students; freshman and sophomores; search box at the top, snap shots, browsing subject categories).
Statistical Datasets: http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet
Also included are the add-on modules EASI Market Planner and China Data Center. http://data-planet.libguides.com/content.php?pid=423802&sid=5097253
— You can find these add on modules in (Statistical Datasets) statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet; Browse by Subject, click on International and each will be listed out: EASI Analytics (EASI Market Planner 2012 and EASI Market Planner 2013), China Data Center (National is included in the Datasets Basic package; the Subnational is the add-on module).
As you have your trial, please let me know any comments or questions you have. I’m are also very interested in hearing what dataset requests you have at the reference desk or with classroom assignments. Our new datasets grow by 20% each year and it’s librarians that help us grow our dynamic repository.
You may want to take a look at this LibGuide for Business, Marketing and Economics http://data-planet.libguides.com/content.php?pid=604833
Check out this LibGuide for Climate Data: http://data-planet.libguides.com/content.php?pid=481282&sid=3943940
Here is a link to our International LibGuides, which you may feel free to insert into your own subject guides: http://data-planet.libguides.com/content.php?pid=580285 (Brazil, as an example). Other international guides listing by country: http://data-planet.libguides.com/searchtags.php?iid=3791&tag=international%20comparisons
Here is a link to state guides: Pennsylvania; http://data-planet.libguides.com/content.php?pid=555710 (note the A to Z tab, too).
And a comparison with other statistical aggregators: http://homepage.data-planet.com/how-does-data-planet-compare
Please email Joann Janosko with comments about this resource. There will be a demo of Data-Planet on October 24 at 2:00 PM if interest warrants. Please email Joann If you would like to attend.
The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature. This resource is now part of IUP Libraries collections.
SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice. No research project exists only on paper or in a vacuum, and these case studies will complement your theoretical understanding, at all levels, by exploring the difficulties, nuances and real-life decisions that researchers face. SAGE Research Methods Cases has been carefully commissioned to match course content and to meet the needs of methods teachers, students and researchers, internationally. The collection is developed for use in class teaching or by students and researchers seeking applied understanding of research methods. Each case is equipped with learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide and support understanding. This resource is now part of IUP Libraries collections.
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