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  1. Data Sources Sunny Kaniyathu, Data Services Librarian RRM 321.3 : Resource Data and Environmental Modeling

  2. Data: Statistics Canada • Single data producer but multiple access points • Not every access point provides access to all data • Data available for free under DLI License • DLI: Data Liberation Initiative • Data to be used for educational and research purposes only

  3. Sources and access points • Relevant data sources • CANSIM: Comprehensive Canadian socioeconomic database • Collection of data from various surveys/ records • Census of Agriculture • Census of Population • Access Points • Statistics Canada website • Some data can be downloaded directly • Several dissemination platforms

  4. Access: Statistics Canada website • Main Catalogue • Browse data sources and locate tables • Find related documentation and analytical studies • Obtain CANSIM numbers for data tables • Census of Agriculture

  5. Statistics Canada Catalogue

  6. Statistics Canada Catalogue

  7. Statistics Canada Catalogue

  8. Statistics Canada: Census of Agri

  9. Data via other platforms • Access to platforms: Data and GIS Library Services • CANSIM on CHASS / E-STAT • CHASS updated weekly [Wednesdays] • E-STAT • Updated yearly • Some data series may be aggregated • for example: yearly versus monthly data • Contains some census data

  10. Access to Platforms

  11. CANSIM on CHASS

  12. CANSIM [contd.] • By subject

  13. CANSIM [contd.] • Search by surveys

  14. Data via other platforms • Retrieve complete surveys [DLI collection] • PUMF – Public Use Master Files • Small sample of non-aggregated data • Not raw data [RDC]

  15. Data via other platforms [contd.] • EQUINOX • Census of Agriculture; Census of Population • Surveys • Data in SPSS, STATA, SAS, IVT formats • IVT format: requires Beyond 20/20 browser • Free Download • Browser User Guide • Data can be saved in other formats • Windows only

  16. EQUINOX

  17. U of S • Archive • Catalogue

  18. International • EarthTrends • UNdata

  19. Data and GIS Library Services • Available: all DLI data • Primary Contacts: • Sunny Kaniyathu: 306 966 8841; sunny.kaniyathu@usask.ca • Jasmine Hoover: 306 966 7265; jasmine.hoover@usask.ca • Secondary Contacts: • Winnie Smit: 306 966 7261; winnie.smit@usask.ca • Robert Alary: 306 966 5987; robert.alary@usask.ca • Website: http://library.usask.ca/murray/data-and-gis/

  20. Questions?