Tag Archives: Databases

VOXGOV: New Database at the Libraries

A discovery platform with a wealth of analytics providing fast and reliable access to unfiltered original source news, media and information direct from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government. Voxgov enables researchers to easily find who in government is saying what and when on any subject throughout all phases of the political, legislative, and regulatory process.

Voxgov harvests nearly 9,500 U.S. Government web locations multiple times daily with new sites being continually added. In addition to an archive of over 9 million U.S. data files, voxgov adds an average of more than 13,000 files daily drawn from U.S. Government newsrooms (including: press releases, speeches, transcripts, stories, columns, etc.), Congressional Record, Federal Register and social media outlets, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Social Explorer for Historical Maps

Looking for historical U.S. Census maps?  Try Social Explorerhttp://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio7334603 – a database product that helps to visually analyze and understand the demographics of the United States through the use of interactive maps and data reports.  Explore thousands of historical data maps, from the first US Census in 1790 to the present!

Census – Population Density, NYC Metro Area

1790, 1890, 1990

1790 1890 1990

The Statistical Abstract of the United States

Did you know that West Virginia is ranked #1 among US States in home ownership? Guess which state ranks last?

abstractsSearch the Statistical Abstract of the United States  as a guide to information from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Published since 1878, the Abstract is "the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."


Ethnographic Videos

Ethnographic Video Online provides more than 750 hours and 1,000 films on the study of human culture and behavior. The collection covers every region of the world and features classic and contemporary documentaries, as well as the work of previously unpublished footage from anthropologists and ethnographers in the field.



Research in International Affairs

The International Crisis Group reports that "the monsoon floods in Pakistan have caused massive destruction and turned a displacement crisis in the insecure western borderlands into a national disaster… The fragile civilian government lack the capacity and the means to provide sufficient food, shelter, health and sanitation without  international assistance…A population exhausted by conflict could become a soft target for militants, making stability in the northwest even more elusive." from CIAO

Search the Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) database for working papers, policy briefs, journals, Atlas with data provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and more to find information about topics in the field of International Affairs. 


OECD iLibrary supersedes SourceOECD

OECD launches a new platform, OECD iLibrary which supersedes SourceOECD.


OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 – some 390 complete databases, 2.500 working papers, 5.500 books, 14.000 tables and graphs, 21.000 chapters and articles.

Bookmark As: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?ATE7614

Bill? What Bill?

Looking for legislative news and analysis? Try these two resources:

CQ.com provides user alerts to late-breaking news and updated Hill schedules, status of bills and bill summaries, committee coverage with votes and markups, and transcripts of all written submitted testimony, as well as votes analysis, member biographies, nonpartisan articles on policy topics, comparisons of competing versions of bills, and coverage of appropriations.

National Journal Group’s policy central provides Congressional markup reports and update reports on key legislation.  It also contains a collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy, including the National Journal, The Hotline, Congress Daily, Technology Daily, Poll Track, Ad Spotlight, and The Almanac of American Politics.


eHRAF perhaps?

ehrafaLogoFounded in 1949 at Yale University, Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) provide information that facilitates the cross-cultural study of human behavior, society, and culture. There are two collections available at Columbia:

eHRAF Archaeology  provides access to books, journal articles, and dissertations on archaeological traditions from around the world.

eHRAF Ethnography provides primary source materials on ca. 400 different cultural, ethnic, religious, and national groups in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Eurasia, and South America.