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Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities.
"Sanborn® fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. The maps chart the growth and development of thousands of America towns and cities across a century. Because of this scope, urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, and others will find the maps a valuable tool. "
Includes articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.
"This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s."
Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
Create professional quality thematic maps using 100,000+ data variables... View data by state, congressional district, city, county, ZIP Code, census tract, or block group. In just a few seconds. SimplyAnalytics generates several different views of your data. All you have to do is indicate the locations you are interested in, and then sit back and let the program create a map and several reports while you wonder 'how did it do that?' Intuitive reporting tools generate detailed custom reports for any location in the country. Add individual data variables or entire groups of variables and generate a report in seconds, or create a ring study report illustrating the characteristics of the 1-, 3-, and 5-mile radius surrounding your target location."
For elementary and middle school students. Offers articles, nonfiction books, images, and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.
"SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes integrated educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.
SIRS Discoverer, features easy access to most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined results and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content. User-friendly advanced search features enable young learners to find exactly what they need by limiting any search by source type and simple searching by grade level and Lexile range."
Research the pros and cons of social issues through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and more.
"SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. Go in depth into hundreds of critical current issues, and explore thousands of topics on enduring social issues. Analysis and opinions hand selected from thousands of national and international sources cover the pros, cons, and everything in between, on every issue."
Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics.
"The Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology."
Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, social psychology, addiction, and more.
"Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. It includes hundreds of full-text scholarly journals, as well as dissertations and other sources."
Provides access the full text of 61 of the most respected evidence-based-medicine eBook titles in a cross-searchable platform.
"STAT!Ref, the premier healthcare e-resource, enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. With 600+ and growing resources within over 50 healthcare disciplines, STAT!Ref provides the latest healthcare information in a customizable and convenient format. STAT!Ref goes where you go, accessible by desktop, laptop and wireless or web-enabled mobile devices." Includes other tools such as Stedman's Medical Dictionary, MedCalc 3000, and links to external sources such as PubMed and TOXNET.
Health-related research and reports and a collection of health statistics.
"The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. We provide high quality health information for better informed decisions and effective health policies. Our goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities."
Provides state, county, and municipal population estimates and projections by year, age, race, and sex.
"The State Demographics branch of OSBM is responsible for producing population estimates and projections. The annual estimates of the population of North Carolina counties and municipalities are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to local governments. County and state population projections, available by age, race (white/other) and sex, are used for long range planning."
Statista includes over one million data from over 18,000 sources, related to marketing, demographic, government & industry information.
"Statista is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 450 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information." About 20 percent of the total data, which is international in scope, comes from sources available free online, such as the World Bank and the U.S. Census, but the data also includes numerous exclusive sources which include industry, marketing, and trade groups. Data can be downloaded in image (PNG), Excel (XLSX), PowerPoint (PPTX), or PDF.
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
"In print, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Online it is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web."
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