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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

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2015 GIS Contest Winners Announced

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College

The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card went to:

 David Beutel, EESC - Geology, graduate prize: "Groundwater Monitoring in an Aquifer Contaminated by Road Salt". 

Stephen Loverde, A&S 2015 in Environmental Geoscience , undergraduate prize: “Reducing Food Insecurity: Revitalizing Farmers' Markets in the United States “.

The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, went to:

Shaun Glaze, Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, graduate prize: "Mapping Justice in East Boston and Revere".

Catherine Goldberg, A&S 2016 in Geological Sciences, undergraduate prize:  “Climate Change in Massachusetts”. 

The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card went to:

Alexa Villalobos, MBA/Carroll School of Management, graduate prize: ” Determining Promising Locations for Team Impact New Offices”.

Elissa Knight, A&S 2015, Environmental Geoscience and Sociology, undergraduate prize: “Child Poverty in the United States”

 

Awards were based on map quality, use of GIS as a research tool and originality.  Special consideration was given to topics depicting social implications of the research such as environmental issues. The awards were  presented Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in the O’Neill Lobby by University Librarian, Tom Wall.   

Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository,  eScholarship@BC at escholarship.bc.edu, under the category Juried Student Work. The entries of our newest winners will join this distinguished group. 

For more information about GIS data and services at Boston College please contact: Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian or visit our research guide: Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS) at: http://libguides.bc.edu/gis

Special thanks to the contest judges:

Rudolph Hon, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences ; Constantin Andronache, Research Associate, Research Services, ITS; Sally Wyman, Science Librarian, Enid Karr,  Science Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/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.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 3:00 p.m
O'Neill Library, Lobby

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College. Awards were based on map quality, use of GIS as a research tool and originality.  Special consideration was given to topics depicting social implications of the research such as environmental issues. The awards will be presented Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in the O’Neill Lobby by University Librarian, Tom Wall. Please join us in congratulating the winners.  The winning posters will be on display in the O’Neill Lobby.

Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository, eScholarship@BC at escholarship.bc.edu, under the category Juried Student Work. The entries of our newest winners will join this distinguished group. 

For more information about GIS data and services at Boston College please contact: Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian or visit our research guide: Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS) at: http://libguides.bc.edu/gis

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Barbara Mento
Contact:
O'Neill 313

617-552-3354

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 :
barbara.mento@bc.edu


Advanced Data Research Support Contact:

Rani Dalgin, Data Management Support and SPSS.

Please send question regarding statistical software and analysis to:

rani.dalgin@bc.edu

or email datasupport@bc.edu

 

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