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Data/Statistics/GIS Portal: Getting Started with Data/Statistics/GIS Research

Starting Point for Data/Statistics/GIS Research

Key Resources

GIS Contest 2015

Share your work with Geographic Information Systems and participate in our annual GIS contest.

Have your work displayed in O'Neill Library and win an Amazon gift certificate.

Learn more about the Sixth Annual Boston College GIS Contest!

Entry form url with details:

 Annual Boston College GIS Contest 2015

Want to learn more about GIS? Contact Barbara Mento, GIS Librarian


New Resources

Amadeus (BC Community) Access extended one more year (6/2014-6/2015)
A database of comparable financial information for public and private companies across Europe. Note BC subscription includes very large companies, about 1 million. Access is also provided via WRDS.

Bankscope (BC Community) Access extended one more year (4/2014-4/2015).
Bankscope contains detailed financial information for the following public and private banks: ••Top 8,000 European banks ••Top 14,000 North American banks ••1,000 Japanese banks ••1,200 Russian banks ••Over 5,000 other major banks ••The leading 35 supranational banking and financial organizations.  Each bank report contains a detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet, an income statement and interim reports with up to 16 years of information. Bankscope also provides ratings, rating reports, country risk ratings and reports, news and detailed ownership information and bank structures. Access is also provided via WRDS.


Database Trials at Boston College
Check out databases on trial at BC. Includes many different subject areas.

Data/GIS Blog


Subject Guide

Barbara Mento
O'Neill 313


Data/Statistics/GIS Support



Need help finding Data, Statistics, GIS?
Help with SPSS, Stata?
Help with a data management plan? Where to archive your data?

Finding Data /Purchase Recommendations / Data Management Plan Support Contact:

Barbara Mento
, Data/GIS Manager
Please send any data questions, class instruction requests to :

Advanced Data Research Support Contact:

Rani Dalgin, Data Management Support and SPSS.

Please send question regarding statistical software and analysis to:

or email


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