New Resources for Data and Statistics

Numeric Data Services (NDS), a unit of the Social Sciences Services Department in E. S. Bird Library, announces the addition of several new resources for those interested in finding statistical information to use in a report or data for statistical analysis.

Located on the Numeric Data Services web page, the NDS Data and Statistics Search Engine, a Google Custom Search Engine, searches almost 1,300 web sites worldwide that contain data and statistical information in many subject areas.

In addition, NDS has made several new data sets available for online analysis. Of particular note are three datasets specific to Syracuse: the 2000 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, which includes Syracuse neighborhood identifiers; Public Use Microdata from the 1880 to 2000 U.S. Censuses; and the Public Use Microdata from the 2005 American Community Survey. These applications allow users to create tables and perform statistical analysis on the data over the web without need for additional statistical software. Other data sets listed on the NDS page provide data at the state and national levels.

Numeric Data Services, located on the third floor of E. S. Bird Library, provides support for students, faculty, and staff interested in finding and using statistical information and data. NDS can assist with data management and analysis; use of statistical software, especially SAS, Stata, and SPSS; and advise on research methods, study design, and questionnaire construction for those collecting their own data.

For further information, please contact Paul H. Bern, Numeric Data Services Librarian at 443-1352 or email

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