Useful Social Science Links
I put this page together over ten years ago, before there were good search engines.
Some of it is out of date now, but some of the citations are still good;
you might need to search for a current/valid link, since those change.
- Data Sources 
- The Census "Quick
Facts" (here) may be the easiest place to start. Click through the prompts to select the
geographical place you want, and you'll get a table with
a large variety of facts.
- For instance, the table
for East Baton Rouge (city) is here.
- The "American
FactFinder" (here) is the main portal now for getting census information, but it's not easy to
- Try poking around here.
This section was always a little hard to use if you're
new at the census site, and unfortunately, I think they've
actually made it harder to use.
- You can access zip code areas here, but since they're small in population, they may not give you data.
- Hint: You may need to search on "Topics" one by one. It seems when you select several topics, the site only gives you tables that include all those topics in them (the "intersection" in Venn diagram terms). This makes it very cumbersome.
- Decennial Census Information
- 1990 Information
Gazetteer (Get information about places by city name
or zip code; view maps of places)
- Public Opinion Data
- Sociology & Political Science
- Research Institutes, Foundations (ex Ger)
- News & Politics
- Government Sites & University Libraries
- Bibliographic & Search
- Bookstores Online
- Library & Search Sites - (Some LSU sites only available on-campus)
- Research Tools & Methods
- LSU Sites
- German Information
- German Research, German Institutes
- Whole page updated: 2/12/01
section partly updated 1/16/13