Author Archives: Brenda Ellis

New Version of the American FactFinder (Census data)

“The legacy version of American FactFinder will no longer be available as of Jan. 20. Nearly all of the data from the older version has now been uploaded to the new American FactFinder website, including previous years of American Community Survey estimates and data from the Economic Census and other business surveys.”  See the press release for more info and links to tutorials for the new version as well as announcements of other recent publications.

Author citations on Google Scholar

Google Scholar now has a feature for authors to track their citations and create their own author profile.  See the Google Scholar Citations Open To All post about it on the Google Scholar Blog for details.  Or just click on the “My Citations” link on Google Scholar in the upper right corner to get started.

JSTOR announces free journal content

JSTOR announcement: “…we are making journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere, freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately 6% of the total content on JSTOR.”  See the full announcement  for more details.  Since Middlebury already subscribes to most modules, it will only add access to a small number of journals, mainly in the sciences.