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1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 9 American FactFinder Search Example 1: Getting “Community Facts” pp. 197 – 198 Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating Database.

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1 1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 9 American FactFinder Search Example 1: Getting “Community Facts” pp. 197 – 198 Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

2 2 Are you a typical member of your community? Let’s find out. Are you a typical member of your community? Let’s find out.

3 3 Even zip codes generate suggestions!

4 4

5 5 What have we here?! Ah HAH! A better answer to the commuting in a specific city question!

6 6 Not to mention all sorts of other interesting data, such as (again) earnings, employment, and etc….

7 7 For example – Earnings in the Past 12 Months (Sex, Educational Attainment,...) (Sorry it’s so tiny – go see for yourself online) Again – stay in school. It’s worth it! ;) (Sorry it’s so tiny – go see for yourself online) Again – stay in school. It’s worth it! ;)

8 8 Check out the “Modify Table” tools! (click) (Sorry for the blurry snips – they really want to be bigger, but then wouldn’t fit on these slides. Go online and see the real thing.)

9 9 Show or hide, move columns around… Same for rows: show/hide, move. Say I don’t care about totals, and I want all the “male” information together, then all the “female” information… I just hide the ‘Total’ columns, and move other columns: “Sort Ascending/Descending” is listed as an option… but evidently not for this table. Wish it was, I’d immediately sort it by highest to lowest “Median earnings.” Hmm. A shout out to anyone who finds this option actually available on any table!


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