What's new on SAGE Stats?

Introducing Data Guides!

What are Data Guides?

Data Guides are a new download resource on SAGE Stats that provides all data visualizations for a specific data series in PowerPoint or PDF format. The visualizations are accompanied by critical thinking questions that aim to jumpstart and encourage your preliminary analysis of the charts and the underlying data that feeds them. These questions focus on identifying and analyzing trends in line charts and maps. The visualizations and questions may be used together or separately.

There are multiple Data Guides available, one for each comparison type and one for the data series itself. After creating a chart comparison, navigate to the Export feature and download the Data Guide for the specific comparison chart you created.

Create your own Data Guide today!

Data Guides preview

Data Guides FAQ

In what formats are the Data Guides provided?

The guides are provided in PowerPoint and PDF formats. Users should feel free to delete, add, or edit any of the text or images provided in the guides.

Where can I download a Data Guide ?

Data Guides may be downloaded from the “Export” feature on a data series page.

Is source information provided for the data visualizations I download?

Yes! APA citations are provided for all data series collected. Each visualization also includes concise source information as well.

Q4 2017 Content Updates


1,418 Dataseries Updated or Added in Q4
To view a list of dataseries added or updated in Q4 2017, see the table below.

1,298 120
Dataseries Updated Dataseries Added

Source Number of Dataseries
U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Survey of Manufactures
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Cancer Statistics Public Information Data
Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection*
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database
National Center for Education Statistics, Elementary and Secondary Information System (ELSI)*
Children's Bureau, Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)*
Energy Information Administration, Annual Coal Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Compressed Mortality File
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS)
U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
Environmental Protection Agency,Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment
Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

*Includes new dataseries

Click here to download a PDF of all dataseries updated in Q4 2017.

Data for the Non-Data Librarian

Would you like to confidently answer students’ questions about data and statistics?

Learn how to expertly approach these questions by watching an August 2015 webinar featuring librarians Jen Darragh (Johns Hopkins University) and Hailey Mooney (Michigan State University). In this one hour webinar, Darragh and Mooney discuss the difference between data and statistics, search strategies, ways of finding local area data, and how to leverage free and paid data resources.