Friday, August 1, 2008

A World of Data

Would you like to see polling data on the mood of the country as we move into the election? Do you need to know about differences in political attitudes based on age, race, or ethnicity? UNCG’s University Libraries has membership in two data archives that can assist you with these questions and more—the ICPSR and the Roper Center.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is the world’s largest archive of social science data. Through UNCG’s membership, faculty, staff, and students have access to over 6,300 studies from every discipline of the social sciences.

Also, faculty, staff, and students now have access to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The Roper Center is an archive of 500,000 questions from national opinion survey organizations and news sources, such as Gallup and the Wall Street Journal.

If you would like to learn more about our membership, please contact Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian, through the Data and Numeric Services Website.

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