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  1. 1. The Maps, Data and Government MADGIC Information Centre Let our information specialists guide you to the best resources ■ Maps and atlases ■ Numeric survey data and public opinion surveys ■ GIS mapping data ■ Statistics, including Statistics Canada ■ Air photos ■ Government reports from around the world
  2. 2. Get answers in your pajamas! Send your questions to the MADGIC DESK at 10 Tips to enrich your research and papers using primary sources 1.Search efficiently 6.Get the latest government information Use LOCATION to limit your search for Get access to topical, high level government specific types of material. For maps and information – legislation, debates, statistics, atlases, check the library catalogue using and commissions of inquiry. To keep an eye your subject keyword AND ‘maps’ and on world events check “In the News…” whose LIMIT the search to the “MAPS AND ATLASES” topical themes are drawn from current events location. To find government publications with selected links to official sources and quickly, LIMIT your search to “GOVERNMENT news backgrounders www.library.carleton. DOCUMENTS”. ca/madgic/index.html If you find a “Connect to Web Resource” box 7.Use international organizations for above the call number in a catalogue record, comparisons click on the link for an online text of the The extensive publications of the United publication. Nations, the European Union, SourceOECD (the online collection of the Organisation for 2.Visualize your information Economic Co-operation and Development) Find topographic and thematic maps in the and the World Bank’s E-Library are great sheet map and atlas collection to include resources for international comparisons and in your paper. Borrow a map to support in- reports on issues of worldwide interest like class presentations. Look for Ottawa area air SARS. photos in print and digital formats at www. 8.History is found here html. Locate downloadable maps on the Web We have a large collection of historical from our Online Maps page www.library. atlases, 19th century U.S. and British government reports online, Canadian census reports from 1871, Canada-U.S. boundary 3.Explore the world with GIS maps and reports, collected documents on the GIS combines maps and data to put the origins of the world wars, British and Foreign world’s geographic information and statistics State Papers from 1812-1968, and more... at your fingertips. Locate the library’s GIS data, digital air photos and tips on using GIS 9.Save time! software on the GIS web page: www.library. Use Subject and Course Web guides to navigate the Web efficiently. Expert staff selected high value links for a wide range 4.Use data to beef up your paper of topics such as Biodiversity, Employment The Data Centre collects Statistics Canada Statistics, the European Union, Canadian survey data and public opinion polling Census Guide, National Security and data. These surveys cover economic, social, Terrorism, and International Organizations. financial, educational, tourism and industrial See the full list at themes. Chart your data for a bigger impact. subjects/index.html Our Data Centre staff can help you make the best use of data resources. Find full 10.Cite your resources properly descriptions of data files at www.library. Government publications www.library. Maps 5.Find statistics on (almost) anything onlinemaps/topics.html#citing Numeric data Access Statistics Canada statistics as well files as the CANSIM and E-STAT databases html#9 GIS files for free. Never pay for statistics without madgic/maps/gisweb/examples.htm first checking with MADGIC. You also have access to statistical databases like World Development Indicators, STAT-USA, and Global Development Finance. Find worldwide statistics on the Web at www.library.carleton. ca/madgic/stats.html 239-07 ?M 07