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Data-Planet Day at the Golda Meir Library

May 10, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM

dataplanetJumpstart your summer research or revise your course curriculum with resources from Data-Planet!

Join us on Tuesday, May 10 for one of three 75-minute sessions at the UWM Golda Meir Library to learn more about this resource and its powerful capabilities to dynamically compare and manipulate the tens of billions of statistical indicators it contains.

During three sessions, Data-Planet CEO Richard Landry will focus on how to use Data-Planet to create charts, maps, and trends of statistical indicators and explore ways to incorporate these in student assignments and your own research projects.

Data-Planet is a massive, dynamic repository of harmonized and structured statistical data combined with citations and substantive abstracts. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets serves up more than 25 billion data points from datasets sourced from reputable public and private organizations, including the US Census, Eurostat, Dow Jones, the FBI, United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and much, much more. The datasets cover topics across 16 broad subject areas, including education, business, economics, sociology, political science, criminal justice, international development, and much more.

Please join us for one or more of the sessions in the Room B lab, Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons:

  • May 10, 9:30 am – 10:45 am: Spotlight on Business /Economics / Industry
  • May 10, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Spotlight on Criminal Justice / Education / Social Welfare / Sociology
  • May 10, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Spotlight on Global Studies / International Studies / Political Science


Connect to Data-Planet through the UWM Libraries (Databases A-Z).

Access to this resource is made available via a UW-Madison license extended to all UWS campuses.

Plan on attending Data-Planet Day, Tuesday, May 10, at UWM Libraries to explore the multidisciplinary Data-Planet Statistical Datasets database and use it to:

  • Analyze data at the zip-code and county level to understand prospective markets for new products.
  • Contrast crime rates across jurisdictions and sociodemographic correlates.
  • Explore statistics describing status of women and women’s rights across nations.
  • Examine consumer trends from subnational to global levels.
  • Rank states by numbers of students attending charter and alternative schools.
  • Explore trade statistics for both US and international markets.
  • Explore potential correlations between recession and other socioeconomic and political trends.
  • Compare the numbers of private sector workers who drove alone to work against the total number of private sector workers in California, New York, and Texas using data from the American Community Survey.
  • Track personal consumption expenditures on recreational goods and vehicles across states.
  • Contrast and compare the progress of nations toward meeting the UN Millennium Development Goal.
  • Explore statistics describing status of women and women’s rights across nations.
  • Examine socioeconomic conditions in top agricultural-producing counties in the US.
  • …and much, much more.

For more information, contact a member of the UWM Libraries Research Services Team: Linda Kopecky, Head, Research Services: lkopecky@uwm.edu; Kris Bina Midthun, Business Librarian: kabina@uwm.edu; Kathy Bowes, Digital Publishing Librarian: kbowes@uwm.edu

We hope to see you there and encourage you to bring a friend or colleague with you!


May 10, 2016
9:30 AM - 2:45 PM


Instruction Room B, Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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