Thursday, August 27, 2009

Want to know more about Guilford County in 1960?

A new project, NC Census Data: 1960-1980, is now providing online access to NC census profiles and maps. A joint effort of the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Data Center, the site provides North Carolina census profiles for 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s censuses as full-text searchable PDFs. These profiles include county and state level demographics information and enumeration district maps.

Check, check, check it out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SimplyMap Quick Start Tutorial - Finding Specific Census Tracts

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping database for developing thematic maps–and tables—using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables. This quick start tutorial shows you how to find data for a specific census tract. Census tracts are small, relatively permanent statistical subdivisions of counties created by the US Census Bureau. Read this page from the Census Bureau for more information about census tracts.

Access to SimplyMap is restricted to UNCG faculty, staff, and students.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Free Data Conference for UNCG Faculty, Staff, and Students

The Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) will hold its annual conference "What is the TCRDC and How Can it Help Me?" on September 18, 2009 at Duke University. The conference speakers will talk about using the confidential microdata available at the TCRDC. You will also have an opportunity to talk with TCRDC staff members about accessing the confidential data.

The conference is free for UNCG faculty, staff, and students. You may register online and read more about the day's agenda.

UNCG researchers now have access to unpublished Census microdata through a partnership between Duke University, the U.S. Census Bureau, the UNC System and the TCRDC. This partnership allows the faculty, students and research staff of member institutions to access unpublished microdata from the Census Bureau’s economic and demographic censuses and surveys. Confidential data from other government agencies, such as the National Center for Health Statistics, may be accessed as well. Access to this confidential microdata is provided at a secure computer laboratory located on the Duke Campus. Check out the TCRDC web site for more information about the available data sources.

Friday, August 7, 2009

All your country data needs!

Featured Database: World Development Indicators Online

World Development Indicators Online is UNCG's primary database for statistics on individual countries. Originally published as the World Bank's World Development Indicators Yearbook, WDI compiles development data for over 800 indicators and 200 countries. The purpose of this compilation is to provide a statistical benchmark for the progress of development in individual countries and regions. The data is wide ranging from economic indicators, such as balance of payments data, to social indicators, such as the literacy rate.

If you are working on topics with an international focus or country comparisons, I encourage to explore WDI. It is a great database and very easy to use.

Off campus access to World Development Indicators Online is restricted to UNCG faculty, staff, and students.

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