Category Archives: Data and Statistics

Count von Count Presents: The Library

A library’s primary raison d’etre is to obtain and make available resources that support your research, teaching, and learning. We have spent many years building a great collection that includes books, journals, patents, standards, newspapers, music, films, maps, government documents, … Continue reading

Baltimore Neighborhood Statistics: Not So Easily Found

Many people come to us asking for raw data or statistics specific to individual Baltimore neighborhoods (Hampden, Charles Village, Mt. Vernon, East Baltimore, etc.). While finding out more about our fair city’s neighborhoods is a reasonable request, there is one … Continue reading

GIS Mapping Display

GIS is mapping software that is used to create maps from a wide variety of data. Who at Hopkins is using GIS and how? The GIS and Data Services Unit in the Eisenhower Library has created a space to display … Continue reading

What Happened to American Fact Finder?!

If you use data from the U.S. Census Bureau, you have probably already noticed the radical change to the American Fact Finder tool. If you are frustrated by these changes, know that you are most definitely, not alone. The new AFF (or … Continue reading

New Mapping Tools

Do you need a map to illustrate an area’s changing demographics? Or you want to map how many pizza parlors are in your neighborhood? The library now subscribes to two new databases that provide user-friendly mapping programs as well as the capability … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Opening Doors with Open Data

The idea of sharing research data – both scientific and social science – has been around for quite some time (for replication studies and new science), but the Open Data Initiative (can be defined in a few different ways, but … Continue reading

Restricted-use Data Room

The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of a room for faculty and student researchers to use when they have obtained permission to work with a restricted-access dataset.  Datasets that fall under this category are those that generally … Continue reading

Wait…So the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census Aren’t the Same?

Yes, indeed. The 2000 Census included both the short- and long-form questionnaires. In 2010, only the short-form was delivered (and that is also the plan for 2020 and beyond). All of the information that was asked on the long-form is now being collected … Continue reading

So how many people in the U.S. have/do/are [blank]?

Down here in Government Publications, Maps and Law (GPML) we get a lot of who, what, when and where statistics questions. Some examples include “how many women-owned businesses are there in the United States?” Or, “How many babies were born in the … Continue reading

A Day at Librarian Bootcamp

Actually it was a day-long Medical Library Association continuing education course called e-Science Bootcamp. The course was developed by the librarians at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia and supported by NN/LM-SE/A. (Follow the link to see … Continue reading