Social Explorer empowers your students and faculty with data-driven solutions to their research questions.
Thoroughly documented, always up-to-date and processed for ease of use, our datasets come from trusted public and proprietary sources. Explore, download, or map our datasets and gain unique insights at the most granular levels of geography.
Our customizable, user-friendly mapping tools help you visualize your research easily. Make your research more impactful by transforming important data points into attractive visualizations. Export, embed, or share our fully interactive maps on social media.
The work of preparing students for a data-intensive world starts now. Take the lead with Social Explorer’s rich data resources and intuitive mapping tools. Foster critical thinking with data, instill decision-making and storytelling skills using data.
With over half a million data indicators at your fingertips, Social Explorer is your consummate teaching tool across departments. We provide a wealth of current and historical data to help you develop fruitful multidisciplinary collaborations in teaching, learning, and research.
Social Explorer offers our customers Counter Compliant usage data within a new self-service administrative site. Now librarians can easily track online usage statistics in a format required by most libraries.
Dr. John Lauermann, Assistant Professor of Geography at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, trained K-12 public school teachers how to integrate GIS tools into the curriculum with Social Explorer.
For Dr. Luis A. Sánchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology at CSU Channel Islands, Social Explorer provides his students with that crucial point of connection between social statistics and social theory and practice.
From writing his honors thesis to reworking it into a 7-part series for the local newspaper, Social Explorer’s rich data library & mapping tools were instrumental in Aron Ramirez’s research.
Dr. Devin Michelle Bunten, Assistant Professor at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, uses Social Explorer’s comprehensive data resources to shed new light on socioeconomic phenomena.
Save hours of work and easily explore historical and current data with beautiful maps, detailed reports & unlimited data downloads.
Social Explorer, an award-winning data visualization tool, was recognized by ACRL-CHOICE as one of the premier products in this important category. The review recognized Social Explorer to be as “welcome in [the] classroom as the newsroom of The New York Times.” Read the ccAdvisor review.
Sponsored by Social Explorer, this timely and informative ACRL-CHOICE webinar is for all data and social science librarians and for anyone interested in working with geospatial data. In this webinar, Professor Rebecca C. Hyde of Saint Louis University discusses storytelling opportunities with historical and current data on Social Explorer.
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Many librarians know a lot about our data resources and mapping tools, so we set out to learn more about them. Social Explorer’s Sydney Beveridge, Susan Weber, and Andrew Beveridge researched data on librarians and authored the article “Librarians in the United States from 1880-2009” for Oxford University Press. Read the full feature here for more on the guardians of knowledge.
Working with Consortia
Social Explorer has agreements with most of the larger consortia in the United States. If you are a member of LYRASIS, CRL, NERLs, WALDO, SCELC, COARL, WiLS or other consortia, we can work with you to ensure you get the best pricing available.