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Tools for data exploration
Google -- pubilc data
Google's public data explorer. You can search for data using the search bar on the website. Google also provides great financial information. Business classes can incorporate the "stock market" game as a lesson.
NYC Community Portal -- Department of City Planning
Here you’ll find facts and figures about the City of New York and the many diverse neighborhoods that define its unique character. The City is comprised of five boroughs, containing 59 community districts citywide established by local law in 1975.
Useful information about health indicators in NYC. Click on "Data and Statistics" then "Epiquery" then "Community Health Survey" for data by neighborhood.
Social Explorer provides access to demographic information about the United States It includes hundreds of interactive data maps of the United States, including historical data back to 1940.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
A data archive maintained by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, this resource includes more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. Make an account with your Hostos email address.
Facts and information about NYC brought to you by the Weissman Center for International Business and Baruch College.
Pew Research Center
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. [They] conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research."
Learn about research through the lens of baseball.
Tools for data visualization
Finding data in Library databases
If you are using an Ebsco database (PsychARTICLES, Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, etc.), type in your search and under Search Options, scroll down to Image Quick View Types and choose Chart, Graph, and Diagram:
If you are using a Gale database, (Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Science in Context, History in Context, etc.), in the Advanced Search under More options, you can select Document Types: Chart, Census Data, Diagram Statistical Data, Statistical Table, Survey and you can choose Content Type Statistics.