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Basics of Pulling Census Data (Live Stream at HSL) Return to listing


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 fully charged laptop to participate.

This registration is to attend this workshop via live stream at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Research Hub, Room 227.

If you prefer to attend the in-person workshop at the Davis Library Research Hub, register here: https://calendar.lib.unc.edu/event/4874610

  Location: Health Sciences Library Research Hub, Room 227
  Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
  Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  Sponsor: Library - Health Sciences
  Presenter: Michele Matz Hayslett
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Barrie Hayes bhayes@email.unc.edu