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JOUR800 - Introduction to Doctoral Study in Journalism and Public Communication

A guide to Library resources and services available for Ph.D. students at the Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.

Data-Planet Datasets (Formerly Statistical Datasets (Proquest))

Data-Planet Datasets (Formerly - Statistical Datasets (ProQuest))  - Provides access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets, including time series data. Requires Java.

NOTE: For published statistical reports - see the Statistical Insight tab in this guide.

Using Data-Planet Datasets

To use Data-Planet Datasets:

  • Explore the statistics available from the categories listed in the indicator panel on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select the areas you wish to graph using the criteria panel in the top center section of the screen
  • View your results in the results panel at the bottom center of the screen

To cite your data - click on the "Citations" tab in the information box, or click on the "Citations" option on the menu bar above the results panel.

To export your data, click on the Export tab above the results panel. Data can be exported to Excel, XML and PDF formats (among others).

For detailed instructions on how to use Data-Planet Datasets, view the Online Guide.

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference provides the same data as in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets, but is designed for quick statistical lookups. Links directly into Statistical Datasets in order to dynamically compare and contrast multiple indicators.