Social science numeric sources available through the USC Libraries and on the Internet.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2012
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- Data in the Library: October Workshops
See upcoming workshops on the U.S. Census, international statistics, ICPSR and more.
- Upcoming ArcGIS 2-day workshops at USC
The ArcGIS Essentials Short Course offered through the USC Spatial Sciences Institute introduces the fundamentals of GIS. The lessons center on practical spatial problem-solving using GIS complemented by a variety of hand-ons lab experiences.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Census Bureau)
Compendium of over 1000 tables covering the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Tables are organized according to subject (e.g., Agriculture, Education, Transportation).
- Social Explorer
Create maps and generate reports (i.e., tables) based on demographic data from the United States Census and related surveys (1790 to present). See the link to "Get Started" to watch a short video on using the site.
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
Database of statistical publications (U.S. & international). Allows users to search abstracts and full-text tables within statistical publications of federal, state, and international agencies/organizations. Tip: Select "Statistical Datasets" from the Related Subscriptions drop-down menu to access the interactive database.
- World Development Indicators (World Bank)
International statistics with some data back to 1960. Includes more than 900 development indicators for over 200 countries covering economic policy and debt, education, environment, financial sector, health, infrastructure, labor and social protection, poverty, private sector and trade, and public sector.
- Roper Center, iPoll
Public option statistics and data files (U.S. & some international). Choose iPoll to search survey questions.
Social science data archive (data files). Holdings include a range of subject areas including population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, crime, aging, and substance abuse. USC users will need to create an account to download data.
Use the SimplyMap database to quickly create thematic maps and reports/tables using extensive demographic, social, business and marketing data (USC users only).
You can log-in to a temporary workspace or "create a personal workspace" to save your map. Log in and launch the Report Wizard or Map Wizard to get started.
- Goverment Information
For assistance locating government information and related sources, contact Sherry Mosley, Public Affairs Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Tests & Measurements
Strategies for locating tests and measurement tools.