State and Local Policy

PolicyMap

Description

PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities.  With easy-to-use menus, PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level.  It is used in the social sciences, urban studies and regional planning, real estate and housing analysis,  community and economic development, public administration and policy, public health, political science, education, environmental studies, business and finance, economics, statistics and geography, among other areas.

Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap. 

Type
Database
Map(s)
Numeric Data
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39117
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Access
Access for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basisAccess for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basis
Subjects

Sage Stats

Alternative Titles
CQ State Stats
CQ Local Stats
CQ statistics
CQ Stats
Description

State Stats is a collection of data measures that span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Local Stats is a collection of data measures that span all counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas.  Dating back more than 20 years, each data series is displayed in a clear and consistent format with detailed source information. Topics covered include the economy, education, crime, government finance, health, population, religion, social welfare, and transportation.

 

 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
Some series go back to the mid 1990s.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33391
Access
Access for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basisAccess for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basis
Subjects

Michigan Historical Collections Web Archives

Alternative Titles
MHCWA, MHC
Description

Provides access to past versions of web sites of historically-significant religious, governmental, educational, cultural, and activist organizations and institutions from the State of Michigan.  Created and maintained by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.  Once a web site begins to be covered, new versions of it are captured and preserved at regular intervals.  Coverage is continuously expanding to additional Michigan web sites.  Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after the date of capture.

Type
Database
Coverage
2010 - 6 months ago (Date at which archiving began varies by individual web site. Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after date of capture.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31526
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Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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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Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

SimplyMap

Alternative Titles
Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

LexisNexis State Capital

Alternative Titles
Lexis Nexis State Capital Universe
State Capital Universe; Lexis-Nexis State Capital Universe
Description
Bill status and text for all 50 states since 1990; full text of current state legal and regulatory codes; state political newsletters; current state legislators. May be searched one state at a time or across any combination of states
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1990 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8849
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Index to Current Urban Documents

Alternative Titles
Index to Current Urban Documents (ICUD)
Description
Guide to the reports and research that are generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in the United States and Canada.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1999-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8503
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects
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