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Statistics

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is a search engine that provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau. American FactFinder can be used to retrieve data from the 1990 and 2000 Census, Population Estimates, Economic Census and Surveys and American Community Survey (ACS). Some of the data from these programs will not be available for rural communities.

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LINC

Over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies.  Historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030.  State, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage.  Statistics in these areas:  Population and Housing, Vital Statistics and Health, Social and Human Services, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections, Environment, Recreation, and Resources, Energy and Utilities, Government, Employment and Income, Business and Industry, Agriculture, Transportation.

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NC Public Schools Statistical Profile

NC Public Schools Statistical Profile contains a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools.

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North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics.

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Citation, Writing & Presentation Resources

MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab.

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Databases

JSTOR

Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Academic journals back to their first issues. Typically excludes the latest 3-5 years.
Sociological Abstracts

Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.

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Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology.
Social Services Abstracts

This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

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Current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.
HeinOnline

Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S.

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Contains Congressional documents, law journal articles, and other government and legal information.
LexisNexis Academic

News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.

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Full-text newspaper articles and a legal case search.
NC LIVE

Core group of reference and research materials online in the form of full-text electronic information and indexes. Note: if you are not affiliated with UNCW, then click here. You will need a password from your local library.

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Look for the "Everything NC" category of databases.
ERIC (via ProQuest)

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Websites

El Pueblo

Latino advocacy group that works to "achieve positive social change through building consciousness, capacity, and community action."

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North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

A not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the North Carolina region.

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North Carolina Official Website

Official website for the state of North Carolina.

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Pew Hispanic Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

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