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Finding Data: Data for Economics

Description: This workshop covers data sources that would be useful to Economics students and faculty.  Resources will include those which the library subscribes to as well as ones that are freely available on the internet.  While in the workshop, we will cover developing strategies to search for datasets.

Goal: The goal of this workshop is to acquaint participants with data sources subscribed to by the library and to teach participants strategies for locating “freely available” data sources.

Outcomes: After attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Be familiar with library databases which are sources of economic data
  • Be able to develop appropriate strategies for searching databases
  • Be able to develop strategies for searching the internet for “freely available” data sources

1. Data-Planet: A look at data content by provider.  We will also cover by subject and basic functionality.
2. Data sources such as Eurostat, UNdata, and IMF eLibrary will be covered
3. Federal Reserve system resources such as FRED and FRASER – we will look at what these resources cover and how to search them.
4. Freely available sources – how to search for these and what they have to offer (Geohive, BEA, NBER)
5. Datazoa – What is Datazoa and how can I make it work for me?

Friday, March 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jones 105

Event Organizer

Carol Schuetz