Library Database of the Week: Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The web interface allows you and your students to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Social Explorer contains U.S. data as well as statistics collected from Canadian, UK, European, and World Bank sources. Recently added datasets include the 2018 preliminary Congressional, Senatorial, and Gubernatorial election results and the 2017 American Community Survey. 

To find Social Explorer, or one of the other 380+ databases available from the library, go to If you have any questions on using this database, or how to find more like it, don't hesitate to ask your department's liaison librarian or contact the Research & Reference Desk.