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"IRDS integrates, analyzes and reports on campus and external data to support campus information needs (e.g., official campus statistics) and comply with external reporting requirements (e.g., UC System, Federal). IRDS also provides statistical and methodological advice (e.g., survey development, program evaluation), conducts advanced analytics (e.g., predictive modeling), and manages institutional surveys."
"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."
Condition of Education (COE) 2019 Highlights
The Condition of Education (COE) provides key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. The indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated throughout the year as new data become available. View this video to hear the highlights of the 2019 findings..." (Ed NCES, 7:04).
Merced County & City of Merced
You can learn a lot about the county and city by browsing the Merced County and City of Merced websites. It may be helpful to look at reports and meeting minutes.
"Starting in July, data.census.gov will be the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. After July 1, 2019, all new data (previously released on American FactFinder) will be released on this new data platform" (American FactFinder).
Accessing Census Data in 2019: The Transition to data.census.gov
"With no new releases in American FactFinder after June 2019, this platform will be the primary way to access data from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census, and more! [Watch this recorded webinar for a] demonstration of the latest updates and learn how to access data from the new site" (uscensusbureau, 1:25:40).
The Library's NewsBank database provides you with access to articles from the Merced Sun-Star from 2001 to present. If you are off-campus, you will need to have the VPN installed on your laptop or tablet so that you're able to use the library's online tools and resources.
How to Find Articles Published by a Specific Newspaper in NewsBank
Use this video as a guide for finding articles published by a specific newspaper. Use the calendar to see all the years of content that are available for the specific publication. (NewsBank, 1:11).
How to Conduct a Basic Search in NewsBank
Use this video to guide you through running a basic search in NewsBank (NewsBank, 1:37).