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Greetings from the library!

Our awesome team of librarians share virtual office hours, so if you'd like some one-on-one help finding articles, original research, or data sets click here to book an appointment.

We're here for you!

Jenny Castel | 

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To find articles, dissertations, and theses on social science topics go to...

To find bite-sized statistics (along with downloadable charts and graphs) go to...

For tables of US Census data through a library database...

For US Census and American Communities Survey Data...


1. Watch this video to help you understand how to navigate and access the Census and ACS survey data on the US Census website

2. Go to and begin your search for tables of demographic data going back many years. 


For US. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics on discrimination visit the EEOC 

Visit the US Bureau of Labor for more statistics

Did you know you can access short "how to" videos and courses about SPSS and analyzing quantitative data? 
Use Linkedin Learning (link below)

1. Add the topic you'd like to search in the search box on the database home page

2. Choose which video/course you'd like from the results list. You can watch the entire video or only as much as you need to understand the topic. 


Example of a strong literature review: 

Jabbar, H., Sun, W.-L., Lemke, M. A., & Germain, E. (2018). Gender, Markets, and Inequality: A Framework. Educational Policy32(6), 755–796. Retrieved from


Google Doc 

How to Read a Scholarly/Academic Article 

Often, the contents of an academic article cannot be grasped by a single reading.

You have to engage with it several times, but in different ways.

Step 1: Skim the abstract, introduction paragraph, and conclusion paragraph. 
Step 2: Skim the whole article
Step 3: Determine your purpose for reading the article
Step 4: Read specific sections critically to fulfill your purpose