Social Sciences

PolicyMap (Free Version)

Alternative Titles
Policy Map
Description
PolicyMap is an online (no software installation needed) US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform. PolicyMap enables users to concentrate on their subject matter rather than having to spend time learning a GIS tool. 
 
PolicyMap is web-based and geared toward users who may not be GIS experts but want to be able to analyze large amounts of data quickly and produce maps, tables, charts and reports with a minimal learning curve for the application itself.
 
This entry links to the free version of PolicyMap, not the subscription version. The University of Michigan does not have a subscription to PolicyMap at this time.
 
Type
Database
Map(s)
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30249
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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International Historical Statistics

Alternative Titles
IHS
Description
International Historical Statistics includes a wide variety of economic, population, labor, education, transportation data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. 
 
The data covers 260 years (1750-2010). Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.
 
 

 

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
AFRICA, ASIA, OCEANIA; THE AMERICAS; and EUROPE from 1750-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30148
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Economist Intelligence Unit Cancellation

Our subscription to the Economist Intelligence Unit, including EIU Country Indicators, will end on March 30, 2013.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

EIU has been provided by Kresge Business Library.  The Kresge Library suggests these alternatives to EIU after 3/30/13:

Country Overview Reports (available across the U of M)


Economic Data Sources (available across the UofM)

 

Page maintained by Jennifer Nason Davis
Last modified: 03/27/2013

ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
ISAJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS via:

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Graduate Library New Books

The list below is a constantly updated list of newly cataloged books coming into the Graduate Library. 

Browse new books by subject area or other library locations.

Page maintained by Lisa Campbell
Last modified: 03/06/2013

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Alternative Titles
Global Attitudes Project
Description

Pew Global Attitudes examines international public opinion on a broad range of issues, from people’s assessments of their own lives to views about the current state of the world.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11945
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Alternative Titles
Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Social & Demographic Trends studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11937
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Hispanic Center, Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Center for the People & the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

There are links to the individual projects from this gateway site.

Pew Research is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. All of its reports and datasets are made freely available in order to inform the public, the press and policymakers.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11931
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Alternative Titles
African American Periodicals 1825-1995 (Readex)
Description

 Features more than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states.  Includes popular magazines, academic and political journals, organization bulletins, and other genres.  Selection is based on James P. Dankey's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998).  Scanned from collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Newspapers, Afro-Americana Imprints and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1825-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11915
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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