Learn how to locate social science data and statistics through a series of upcoming workshops to be held in Leavey Library on Tuesdays in October. Keep reading to learn more about the workshops.
USC's Norris Medical Library recently hosted an interdisciplinary symposium on bioinformatics research. On Wednesday, August 31, fourteen leading USC researchers discussed their work in bioinformatics, an innovative field at the intersection of biology, computer science, and information technology. Keep reading to learn more about the symposium and Norris Medical Library's role as an integral partner in the university's bioinformatics research.
Learn how to locate and manage social science data and statistics through a series of upcoming workshops offered by librarian Katharin Peter of USC's Von KleinSmid Center Library. Keep reading for more information on the upcoming workshops, which are open to all USC students, faculty, and staff.
Stop by the Intellectual Commons in Doheny Library at 12 p.m. on April 15th to learn more about the innovative HyperCities project. Tara McPherson, co-director of USC’s Center for Transformative Scholarship (CTS) will moderate a discussion among USC College history professor (and CTS co-director) Phil Ethington, UCLA history professor Todd Presner, and Leta Hunt of the USC Libraries. Ethington and Presner work with a team of scholars and developers on the HyperCities project, which is creating a collaborative research and educational platform for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment. The project is developing content for: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Rome, Lima, Ollantaytambo, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Saigon, Toyko, Shanghai, Seoul, and numerous other world cities. The event is presented by USC's Center for Transformative Scholarship. Keep reading for more details.
Katharin Peter will lead a series of workshops in October, covering demographic statistics and mapping applications as well as sources for public opinion data, education statistics, and comparative international data. The first one is Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Leavey Library's Learning Room A. Keep reading for a complete schedule of seminars and topics.
The social sciences data librarian represented the USC Libraries at the IASSIST/IFDO conference in late May. Peter co-presented a two-hour workshop titled Data Librarians Represent! Integrating Data Services into the Social Science Research Process and compared notes with an international group of colleagues in her field.
Map population, demographic and market data quickly using the new USC Libraries e-resource SimplyMap. To get started, access SimplyMap from our databases page.
Want to see global correlations between literacy and Internet use? GDP and military spending? The USC Libraries subscribe to Credo Reference's enhanced version of the CIA World Factbook, which offers specialized tools for comparative statistical analysis. Credo offers training sessions to help you get the most out of this helpful resource.
The USC Libraries subscribe to the online journals published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (or SIAM). SIAM recently added a feature that allows you to track the 20 most downloaded articles from each of their 14 journals.
New journals added in history, library studies, linguistics, literature, logic, mathematics, philosophy, and statistics.