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IDSC 198: FOCUS Colloquium

For Professor Mija Van Der Wege - Fall 2022

Getting Started with Data

There are a number of ways to approach finding data for this class. 

Starting with data you can find

Because there are times that the topic you're interested in won't have accessible data, it can be helpful to first start looking at the data that is already available and easy to access. Take a look at the tabs in this guide and follow the links to data publishers and repositories.  Explore what's there and see if any of the data piques your interest.

We'll do this in class as an exercise.

General Library Resources

Welcome to the Laurence McKinley Gould Library!

This guide is an introduction to the library resources that you might want to use in this class.  The guide is focused (no pun intended) on data resources, but know that the library has many other resources for you to use throughout your time at Carleton.

Helpful links for navigating the library: