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New to the library: statistics and GIS data

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Statista
A quantitative statistics portal with over 60,000 topics on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more. Search in either German or English

China Data Online (China Data Center)

*Now with census data and GIS spatial data

(*GIS spatial data through China Geo-Explorer II works best with Internet Explorer. We have been experiencing some bugs on IE and various browsers and we are working on the problem with the China Data Center. We should have it remedied soon.)

A statistical database with the following datasets:

  • Monthly Statistics
  • National Statistics
  • Provincial Statistics
  • City Statistics
  • County Statistics
  • Monthly Industrial Data
  • Monthly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Yearly Industrial Data
  • Yearly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Statistics on Map
  • Provincial Yearbook (2002 – )
  • Provincial Yearbook ( – 2001)
  • City Yearbook
  • National Yearbook

China Data Center offers some freebies on its website, including a list of geo-spatial vector data including lakes, rivers, canals, and other landforms and a separate listing of free, two-dimensional maps including traffic noise in major citiescoal production, and energy consumption, to name only a few.

Which items have circulated the most?

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A student asked me the other day which item has circulated the most in the library. Having no idea, I created a list in Millennium to find out. Here are the spellbinding results:

* There are 1102 items that have circulated more than 50 times

* Of those…
– 510 are DVDs
– 178 are student laptops and power adapters
– 96 are 1-day equipment
– 86 are books
– 81 are 4-hour equipment
– the rest include 12 CD’s, 1 music score, various keys, reserves, and 3 VHS tapes

* The top 151 items are keys or equipment

* No. 152 on the list is the DVD 21 Grams, with 261 circs

* The highest circulating books is the always popular Single Variable Calculus, which any circ desk worker knows by both sight and weight, with 216 circs

Any guesses on No. 1? It has circulated 1698 times. Unimaginable praise and accolades* to anyone who guesses correctly (who does not already know and/or does not use Create Lists to find out on their own).

*Note: praise and accolades may be more imaginable than advertised.

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development

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Want an easy way to create graphs, charts, and maps with data from the World Bank that you can add to your report or presentation?  Check out the interactive eAtlas of Global Development.  Watch this short video tutorial to see all the cool things you can do with it.

New Version of the American FactFinder (Census data)

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“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.

Discovering research statistics on China

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Welcome back to the China Data Center, an online statistical database with the following datasets:

  • Monthly Statistics
  • National Statistics
  • Provincial Statistics
  • City Statistics
  • County Statistics
  • Monthly Industrial Data
  • Monthly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Yearly Industrial Data
  • Yearly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Statistics on Map
  • Provincial Yearbook (2002 – )
  • Provincial Yearbook ( – 2001)
  • City Yearbook
  • National Yearbook

China Data Center offers some freebies on its website, including a list of geo-spatial vector data including lakes, rivers, canals, and other landforms and a separate listing of free, two-dimensional maps including traffic noise in major cities, coal production, and energy consumption, to name only a few.

NASA satellite image of China

Stats You Can Use (Heating Oil & Propane Prices)

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Wondering about the retail prices of heating oil and propane this winter season? Check out EIA’s Heating Oil and Propane Update (updated weekly). Get prices specific to Vermont for heating oil and propane from the More Price Data section.