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Finding Data: Classes & Workshops

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Staffed Hours: Fall 2017

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Upcoming Data Services Classes

Classes on Finding Data & Statistics

NYU Libraries regularly offers several workshops on finding data and statistics.

  • To see current listings and to register, visit the Library Classes page. 
  • For class materials, see below.
  • To request a Data Services instruction session for your course, contact Data Services at

Finding Data & Statistics

Accessing US Census Data
This session is an introduction to the data collected in the decennial U.S. Census and the American Community Survey. We will learn strategies for locating datasets on American FactFinder and will also explore other tools available at NYU to find and extract Census data.

Sources for International Data & Statistics
Looking for international data and statistics? In this session, you’ll learn about NYU Libraries’ resources for finding international statistics, including data from CEIC Data, International Financial Statistics Online, World Development Indicators, EIU Data, OECD.Stat, and more.

Getting Started with ICPSR
NYU is a member of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences, including 16 specialized collections of data. Come to this session to learn about tools and strategies for searching ICPSR’s collections, basic structure and components of a study, online analysis using the SDA system, and how to access and download data using a MyData account.

Data & Statistics 101
Will you be using statistics or data in your research? This session will go over various aspects of data and the support available for you at NYU Libraries and elsewhere - where to find it, how you can use it, how you can gather it, and options for storing it. We will introduce the data life cycle model and then briefly look at different data repositories/databases and some software packages/databases that can then manipulate the data you find or gather. The course is intended as a brief overview with time to discuss your potential projects or answer questions about related services and resources that NYU provides. Slides

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