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2010 Olympics Research Resources

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Now seems like a good time to look at government sources of information regarding the upcoming winter Olympics.  There is an impressive array of information freely available on the web from government sites: reports, contracts, statistics, financial accounts, media releases etc. 2010 Winter Games Secretariat:  From the BC government this site is a rich source […]

Atlas of Canada: 2010 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The online Atlas of Canada from Natural Resources Canada has recently added a theme page covering the upcoming 2010 Olympic games. “In advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Atlas of Canada is pleased to provide to the public a special series of maps on the following themes. The maps in the 2010 Winter Olympics […]

American Community Survey- Latest Release

Friday, January 8th, 2010

The US Census Bureau conducts an official census every 10 years, with the next one coming up in March 2010.  In between years the Bureau conducts a variety of smaller-scale nationwide surveys, including the American Community Survey (ACS).  The ACS is sent to approximately 3 million households.  The most recent 3 year estimates based on […]

In Obama’s words

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

The Washington Post has a very useful site up for anyone interested in reading/watching President Obama’s key speeches.  It provides a free database of speeches – the transcribed text as well as video clips of the speech being delivered whenever possible.  You can search for speeches by keyword, click on an issue-based tag or browse […]

Free Access to European Commission Public Opinion Poll results

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

While not a new resource, I only just came across this one today and it’s a terrific source of public opinion in Europe. “Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work. Our surveys […]

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