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  • 1. Best Local Sources Searchers Academy Internet Librarian 2011 #IL2011 Marcy Phelps Phelps Research www.phelpsresearch.com
  • 2. American FactFinder 2 New site: http://factfinder2.census.gov Census 2010, American Community Survey, etc. Geography filters help drill to local level #IL2011 2
  • 3. Local Employment Dynamics http://snipurl.com/253c9z Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) on local levels Data on employment, job creation, turnover, & earnings by industry, age & sex #IL2011 3
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  • 5. www.bls.gov/guide/geography #IL2011 5
  • 6. Local news Google News (news.google.com) ABYZ News Links (www.abyznewslinks.com) Bizjournals.com #IL2011 6
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  • 8. GovScan www.govscan.com Indexes 5,000 city, town, county, & state gov’t. sites in 50 states Use for quick access to local-level demographics, maps, data, key resources #IL2011 8
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  • 10. Fwix www.fwix.com News, events, reviews, social media U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand Real-time information about life in selected metro areas, cities, towns Also try  HelloMetro.com  Outside.in #IL2011 10
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  • 12. LocalTweeps http://localtweeps.com/ Search by city, ZIP and/or keyword U.S., Canada, U.K. Use to find out who’s talking about what – and where Also try NearbyTweets.com #IL2011 12
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  • 14. Cyburbia www.cyburbia.org Online discussion forums covering urban planning Learn about local development/changes Connect with planners, architects, students & others who know/care about particular cities & towns #IL2011 14
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  • 16. Presentation linksphelpsresearch.com/speaking #IL2011 16