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Basics of Pulling Census Data

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Census Concepts or equivalent knowledge

Hands-on workshop to help users understand the strengths of various Census data retrieval tools, both freely available ones and those to which the library subscribes:  American FactFinder, the Census Bureau’s freely available database; Social Explorer, a commercially licensed tool to which the library subscribes;  and the grant-supported (so, free to you) National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).  These tools provide access to pre-constructed data tables published by the Census Bureau.  Some are better for the most recent data and others are useful for historical data.  Come learn how to choose the best tool for your research, and the ins and outs of each tool.

This is a hands-on workshop. Attendees must bring a laptop to participate.

This workshop will also be streamed live to the Health Sciences Library. Register to attend the streaming workshop at the Health Sciences Library.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
9:30am - 10:45am
Second floor
Davis Library Research Hub
Michele Hayslett
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