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CLARIFICATION: Information Literacy Relevance and Research Uses for STATISTICS: Databases, Sources and Database Search Results for Statistical Data Compilations and Publications

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"David P. Dillard" <[log in to unmask]>

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David P. Dillard

Date:

Tue, 31 May 2016 13:12:23 -0400

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CLARIFICATION:

Information Literacy Relevance and Research Uses for:

STATISTICS:

Databases, Sources and Database

Search Results for Statistical Data Compilations and Publications


Finding and using statistical sources is a challenge for most students and 
many researchers. Finding government statistical sources are even more of 
a befuddlement. Requests for govenment information, let alone statistics, 
have dwindled in recent years in live reference situations. Providing a 
tool that shows, agency by agency, where government statistics hide in a 
group of links to database search results contributes to statistical 
literacy and to information literacy for government statistical sources 
and the uses for government statistics.

Even though the actual publications found in these searches are not free, 
all of the databases used are. Over fifty government agencies of the 
United States federal government are now included and this is a work in 
progress as is the entire statistics resource guide. United States 
government agencie do provide statistical data for other countries.

http://guides.temple.edu/statistics-sources

http://guides.temple.edu/statistics-sources/gov-stats

The results of the just under 20 search result links for each of the 
agencies represented are for specific types of content and include my
Google Domain Limited Web searches as part of the group.

Google Domain Limited Web Searches

http://tinyurl.com/jgmmwpl

Many of you probably tell students not to use Google for serious research 
as I religiously did until October 2014 when I saw one web address on the 
MedLib-L discussion group.  I have no idea what the post was about, I just 
noticed one web address and as the lesson evolved, I started joining the 
students rather than trying to change them in regards to using Google Web 
Search as part of my database searching research tool.

On another day at the reference desk, somebody wanted to know how to get 
recent decades of Philadelphia Census Tracts and their data online. 
Government data questions, being quite rare, I had a bit of a mind freeze. 
I could have gone to the online catalog and searched in key word search 
philadelphia and census tracts and found a link to a web source.  But I 
recovered quickly and remembered my new government agency finding tool for 
data.

I went to the content section for the Census Bureau

http://tinyurl.com/p7to6qk

I used edit/find to get to the outsourced census section link on the 
government agency web page. The guide section for census.

I selected this link

Google Domain Limited Web Search (GOV) for Statistical Content

http://tinyurl.com/nvdhwf6

Which contains this search

("census bureau" OR "bureau of the census" OR "bureau of census") AND 
("UNITED STATES" OR US OR "U.S.") AND (statistics OR statistical OR data 
OR demography OR demographic OR demographics) AND SITE: GOV

Over 31,000,000 search results of which Google will not show more that 
1,000 is useless for most information needs.

I modified this search for my information need, however, by adding the 
phrase ["philadelphia census tracts" AND] on the LEFT side of the search.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=%22philadelphia+census+tracts%22+AND+
%28%22census+bureau%22+OR+%22bureau+of+the+census%22+OR+%22bureau+of+
census%22%29+AND+%28%22UNITED+STATES%22+OR+US+OR+%22U.S.%22%29+AND+
%28statistics+OR+statistical+OR+data+OR+demography+OR+demographic+OR
+demographics%29+AND+SITE:+GOV

OR

http://tinyurl.com/zwrfveq

This lead to a very manageable result suggested by Google of 318 results

Here are a few of the items found

City of Philadelphia: Resources
www.phila.gov  Phila  City Planning
Philadelphia
Official site of the City of Philadelphia, includes information on 
municipal services, ... Access to the Census 2010 Demographic Profile for 
Philadelphia, CityStats, ... Tax Assessment Data, U.S. Census Bureau 
American FactFinder, and the U.S. ... Access to Philadelphia Census 
Tracts, Philadelphia Zip Codes, Philadelphia ...


Guide to U.S. Census Documents
www.library.upenn.edu/datasets/census.html
Van Pelt Library
Mar 16, 2010 - Do a Franklin Author Search for: united states census 
office [until 1900], ... Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, 
1790-1972. ... 200 years of U.S. census taking: population and housing 
questions ... For Philadelphia Census tracts. ... 1990 Census Data, 
through: Penn Library home page / Resources ...


Guide to U.S. Census Documents
www.library.upenn.edu/datasets/census.html
Van Pelt Library
Mar 16, 2010 - Do a Franklin Author Search for: united states census 
office [until 1900], ... Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, 
1790-1972. ... 200 years of U.S. census taking: population and housing 
questions ... For Philadelphia Census tracts. ... 1990 Census Data, 
through: Penn Library home page / Resources ...


Using Geographical Information Systems to Explore Disparities in ...
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../PMC34126...
National Center for Biotechnology Information
by JR Bloch - ?2011 - ?Cited by 12 - ?Related articles
In the United States, national vital records for 2003 indicated a PTB rate 
for .... Data were downloaded from publicly available 2000 U.S. Census 
Bureau ... U.S. 2000 Census and Philadelphia crime data were downloaded 
from the specified websites ... Across Philadelphia census tracts, the 
mean percent of residents living ...



Income, Housing, and Fire Injuries: A Census Tract Analysis - NCBI
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../PMC15252...
National Center for Biotechnology Information
by D Shai - ?2006 - ?Cited by 46 - ?Related articles
The five major causes of fire injuries in U.S. residential structure fires 
(one- and two-family dwellings ... data from the 1990 Census (STF 3) for 
Philadelphia census tracts, using multiple ... described as potential fire 
hazards.,, For the United States, the percentage of fires in vacant .... 
Census Bureau (US) American FactFinder.


Fire Fatalities Among Children: An Analysis ... - Public Health Reports
www.publichealthreports.org/issueopen.cfm?articleID=1250
were combined with aggregate level data by census tract from the 1990. 
Census ... injuries in the United States.8. In some ... 199 U.S. counties 
with a population greater than ... common site.18 Fire-related deaths are 
lowest in the .... Disease Control (cdc.wonder.gov) which are based on 
medical ..... Census Bureau (US).


Philadelphia's Changing Neighborhoods - The Pew Charitable Trusts
www.pewtrusts.org/.../philadelphias_changing_neighborho...
The Pew Charitable Trusts
income because the numbers, available from the U.S. Census Bureau, were 
more reliable than those ... Income Change in Philadelphia Census Tracts, 
2000-14.


Briefly, do you need statistical information about the zita virus, I just 
added this month this government agency

Data and the Uses of Data FROM The National Institute
INFECTIOUS DISESES AND ALLERGIES :
STATISTICS :
DATA :
DEMOGRAPHICS :
COUNTRIES: UNITED STATES: GOVERNMENT:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE:
Search Results for Statistical Data and the Uses of Data FROM The National 
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

http://tinyurl.com/guazj8u

Then Using this link

Google Domain Limited Web Search (PUBMED)

http://tinyurl.com/zhgzvdz

I run this search

zita AND ("National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease" OR NIAID) 
AND (statistics OR statistical OR data OR demography OR demographics OR 
demographic) AND SITE: PUBMED

382 results

http://tinyurl.com/josc69y


Different Searches have different goals

"Domain" limits to PUBMED, SCIENCEDIRECT, JSTOR, NCJRS and so forth find 
sources from those databases or discussion of the same from other sources.

Domain limits to GOV finds government sources, not limited to the United 
States Federal Government

flint AND michigan AND lead AND water AND ("National Institute of Allergy 
and Infectious Disease" OR NIAID)  AND (statistics OR statistical OR data 
OR demography OR demographics OR demographic) AND SITE: GOV


About 12,700 results

http://tinyurl.com/h2wrcpg

and there will always be false drops mixed in with the on topic finds


Home - ASPR Blog - PHE Home
www.phe.gov/.../default1.aspx
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness an...
Families in Flint, Michigan are experiencing a public health crisis 
resulting from ... water On January 19, President Obama designated the HHS 
as the lead .... Visit challenge.gov and once on the main page, click on 
the Solutions tab on the left ..... Disease (NIAID) released a Funding 
Opportunity Announcement to establish ...



Michigan governor issues appeal over Flint funds denial - News - Yahoo
news.yahoo.com/michigan-governor-issues-appeal-over-flint-funds-den...
Yahoo! News
Mar 3, 2016 - (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has urged federal 
... deal with the crisis caused by lead-contaminated water in the city of 
Flint, his office said on Thursday. ... Egyptian President Says Submarine 
Sent to EgyptAir Crash Site .... The NIAID Director and ABC News' Dr. 
Richard Besser discuss how to ...
Former State Lawmaker Thinks Water Crisis "Vastly ... - CNN.com
transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1601/21/nday.04.html



CNN
Jan 21, 2016 - CUOMO: Outrage over the Flint water crisis is growing 
across the country, but ... Bill Ballenger is a former Michigan state 
senator and representative. ... country, children under age 6, with 
elevated lead levels in their blood right now. .... knows, director of the 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, ...
CDC director: What we're doing about the Zika virus - CDC Blogs
blogs.cdc.gov/.../cdc-director-what-were-d...

*****************************************

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Feb 1, 2016 - To receive email updates about this page, enter your email 
address: ... What is the government doing? .... Zika virus outbreak, we do 
not currently have data on risk factors for severe Zika virus disease. We 
do ...... We Must focus on the victims in FLINT MICHIGAN and other cities 
in the US by helping them to ...

******************************************

Returning to "Different Searches have different goals"

Limiting to Images, the original pages often have solid information and 
tables, graphs and charts

Limiting to Videos: Here one may find instruction on how to use the data 
or explaing what is out there

Books: Detailed discussion of statistical sources from these agencies

Scholar: A way to find out how the data is being used and if there is a 
methods section in the found research articles, guidance on how to use the 
data in research.

TRIP: Evidence Based Research Sources

PogoFrog: A medical grab bag of sources.

This in a large nutshell is what the government agency section of my 
statistics resources research guide can do for its users.

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Related Resources

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

http://guides.temple.edu/medialit

.

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)

This guide will be updated eventually

http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn


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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
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http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

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Temple University and Google Sites Research Guides
AND Discussion Group Directory
http://tinyurl.com/ngda2hk

OR

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
http://guides.temple.edu/research-papers
EMPLOYMENT
http://guides.temple.edu/employment-guide
INTERNSHIPS
http://guides.temple.edu/employment-internships

STATISTICS SOURCES RESEARCH GUIDE
http://guides.temple.edu/statistics-sources

Articles by David Dillard
https://sites.google.com/site/daviddillardsarticles/

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)
http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

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