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Access Social Explorer Trial Here

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.

Access the Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Trial Here

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Trial -- Valid October 14 - December 5, 2014--On Campus only or VPN!

A Universe of Data at Your Fingertips

The largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data

  • 250+ billion data points
  • 400 source databases
  • 70 data providers
  • 16 major subject categories 
  • Thousands of descriptors 
  • Growing 20% per year 

Search results in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference resolve to Data-Planet Statistical DataSheets, which provide a cleanly formatted visual representation of the data, links to the underlying data, and contextual descriptions of the data source, indicator and dataset from which the indicator derives.

DataSheets provide DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for use in work product, which link to the original DataSheet, with chart, map, trend, etc. An option is also provided for updating the DataSheet with current data.

The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 5,000 datasets containing billions of data points presented in 2+ billion views of data (maps, trends, tables, rankings). All of the data have been standardized, structured, and described with 37 fields of metadata and controlled editorial descriptions. Data-Planet products enable users to find and identify a statistical time series; view it as a table, chart, map, or graph; generate data overlays from multiple sources; or retrieve a citable piece of data and use it in their workflow and work product. 

Discovery Layer: (this is geared for incoming students; freshman and sophomores; search box at the top, snap shots, browsing subject categories).

Statistical Datasets:

Also included are the add-on modules EASI Market Planner and China Data Center.  

— You can find these add on modules in (Statistical Datasets); 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 

Check out this LibGuide for Climate Data: 

Here is a link to our International LibGuides, which you may feel free to insert into your own subject guides: (Brazil, as an example). Other international guides listing by country:  

Here is a link to state guides: Pennsylvania; (note the A to Z tab, too). 

And a comparison with other statistical aggregators: 

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.

Access ECCO [Eighteenth Century Collections Online I & 2 Trial Here


Eighteenth Century Collections Online,  I and II

Consisting of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online was the most ambitious single scholarly digitization project ever undertaken. Bearing witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — The American Revolution, The French Revolution and The Industrial Revolution — this two-part resource features:

  • Full-text search capabilities
  • Canonical titles of the period as well as contemporary works that analyze and debate those titles
  • Works by both well-known and lesser-known authors

From books and directories, bibles and sheet music, to sermons and pamphlets, Eighteenth Century Collections Online features a variety of materials to provide a critical tool for both faculty research and classroom use. Trial is in effect until November 13.  -- Available On Campus Only or through the VPN. 

Please email comments to Joann Janosko about ECCO.


PBS Video Collection from ASP

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.

Access Sage Research Methods Cases

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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Subject Guide

Joann Janosko
Collection Development/E-Resources Librarian

Stapleton G-12