The Reference Guide to Data Sources

The Reference Guide to Data Sources

eBook - 2014
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Questions about statistics have long been a staple at library reference desks. The rise of the Internet and the spread of statistical software packages have blurred the line between statistics reference and data reference. This guide is designed to help you answer basic data reference questions without having to refer to a dedicated data services librarian.
Publisher: Chicago :, ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780838919644
0838919642
9780838919637
0838919634
9780838919620
0838919626
0838912273
9780838912270
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 172 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Data sources
Guide to data sources
Contents: Data reference basics
General sources
Agriculture and food
Crime
Earth science : general
Earth science : air, climate, and weather
Earth science : water
Economics : general
Economics : government finance
Economics : firms and industries
Economics : commodities
Economics : labor
Economics : macroeconomic accounts
Economics : banks and lending
Economics : real estate
Economics : trade and tariffs
Education
Energy
Health and health care
People and households
Political science : elections
Political science : war and peace
Political science : other
Public opinion surveys
Transportation
Spatial data
When all else fails : using article databases, WorldCat, and real live people to find data
Appendixes : A: citing data ; B: getting started with the survey documentation and analysis software.
Summary: Questions about statistics have long been a staple at library reference desks. The rise of the Internet and the spread of statistical software packages have blurred the line between statistics reference and data reference. This guide is designed to help you answer basic data reference questions without having to refer to a dedicated data services librarian.

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