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Getting Started with Data/Statistics/GIS Research

Starting Point for Data/Statistics/GIS Research


Many U.S. and international agencies offer free access to data. Use databases to identify key data sources for your topic. Use the primary source of the data to get more detailed or historical data.

Can find what you need? Contact Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian

GIS Day and 8th Boston College GIS Contest

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 Join us for the 8th Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Mapping Contest for members of the Boston College Community.

Submissions from all disciplines welcome! Win a prize for the best entry.

Contest deadline April 6th, 2017

To enter  see details for the GIS Contest


What's New

The World Bank eLibrary combines easy search options with comprehensive content from the World Bank including both publications and data.


New: Sanburn Maps and GIS in Social Work

Sanborn Maps from Library of Congress. The  Library of Congress has begun making the maps accessible on its website in a sheet-by-sheet format that will allow printing. By year’s end, more than 100,000 maps published prior to 1900 will be available online. They will join more than 1,200 pre- and post- 1900 maps that were previously scanned and made available online. Read more in the LC Magazine  p. 20


COSA Emerging Scholar

School of Social Work Assistant Professor Samantha Teixeira, whose use of Geographic Information Systems technology exemplifies new directions in community-based research, has received the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration. BC News

Key Resources

New Resources

Trial Databases
Check out databases on trial at BC. Includes many different subject areas.

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Subject Guide

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