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Using Data In the Classroom: Home

Provides tips and sources for incorporating data into classroom discussions and assignments.

Library Data Services

Library Data Services caters to researchers interested in working with data, mapping, texts, visualization, and technology. Many of these services are available online. Davis Library Data Services, located on the second floor of Davis Library, offers:

  • A computing lab with specialized software for GIS and data visualization & analysis.
  • Walk-in assistance provided by knowledgeable student consultants during set hours
  • Consultations with specialists for more in-depth inquiries (by appointment).
  • Spaces for collaboration and presentation, complete with white boards and external displays.
  • Technology short courses and programs that promote digital scholarship.

Get Your Students Using Data

Many resources exist to help instructors incorporate data into their classroom discussions and assignments.  This guide provides links to a variety of these resources.  This is by no means a comprehensive list but these resources were compiled by Thu-Mai Christian of the Odum Institute and Michele Hayslett of the University Libraries as a few excellent places to start.  Please let us know if you have questions, or wish to locate other data.

Michele Hayslett, Davis Library

Thu-Mai Christian, Odum Institute

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Data Management
Numeric Data
Census Data
Locating Data

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