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SSCI 225: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

A guide to library and other resources for SSCI 225

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Recommended Data Sources

In general, when looking for data, ask yourself who would be interested in this information? A government agency? A nonprofit? A private company? Then try to discover what agencies, companies, or organizations fall under that category, and see if any of them have publicly available data.