Collection Development and Strategies Department
Featured Database: Social Explorer Professional
You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more!
Here’s one of our most favorite databases:
What’s in it?
This database creates and saves demographic maps and reports down to the U.S. neighborhood and street level using U.S. census data, the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study.
Why should you use it?
The maps and reports allow you to visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout U.S. history.The maps and reports allow you to visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout U.S. history.
Who should use it?
This is a great resource for researchers, students, faculty, and staff who want a visual representation of data. Great for business, marketing, statistics and data, geography and GIS, and sociology related research.
Why use a database?
When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!
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