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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!

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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.

Q2 2018 Content Updates


5,591 Dataseries Updated or Added in Q2
To view a list of dataseries added or updated in Q2 2018, see the table below.

Dataseries Updated

Source Number of Dataseries
Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor), Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (OEWE)
National Center for Education Statistics (Department of Education), Elementary and Secondary Information System (ELSI)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services), Multiple Cause of Death
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Picture of Subsidized Households
National Center for Health Statistics (Department of Health and Human Services), NCHS Vital Statistics Reports
U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce), Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Income Limits
American Hospital Association, AHA Hospital Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce), Residential Building Permits Survey
Energy Information Administration (Department of Energy), Electricity Data Browser
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (Department of Housing and Urban Development), Fair Housing Complaint Cases Filed
Environmental Protection Agency, AirData Air Quality Statistics Report
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor), Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Sentinel Network
U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce), Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce), Population Estimates Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Library Survey

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.