Social Explorer

March 06, 2019

The Grinnell College Libraries subscribes to Social Explorer, an extensive repository of easily searchable current and historical demographic data about the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Users can browse the entire US Census data from 1790 to 2010, with tens of thousands of maps, hundreds of reports, over 400,000 variables, and 40 billion data elements.

The visualization tools help researchers create, customize, and display their demographic projects and reports. Social Explorer makes an excellent primary resource for researchers in business and economics, history and political science, public health, journalism, and many other disciplines.

With Social Explorer, you are able to:

  • Compare datasets across time periods
  • Create, save, & share customized thematic and interactive maps and reports.
  • Visualize data in charts, tables, graphs, and maps
  • Download data as needed for statistical analysis and research projects

You can access Social Explorer through Grinnell's A-Z database list or through their website directly.

For additional help on using this resource, please contact Burling Library Reference or visit a research & technology tutor in Burling Library, first floor.

For additional information and guidance, visit the Social Explorer Help Center.

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