Minglu Wang
Data Services Librarian
minglu@rutgers.edu
27 May 2010
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
Data Resources for the Newark Schools Research Collaborative

National Historical Geographic Information System

"The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000."
[http://www.nhgis.org]

New Jersey GIS Sources

NJ Geographic Information Network
Contains downloadable shapefiles including New Jersey Public, Non-public, and Charter School point locations.
[https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/index.jsp]
NJ Geospatial Forum
For future collaboration.
[https://njgin.state.nj.us/OIT_NJGF/index.jsp]

US Department of Education

The Nation's Report Card
[http://nationsreportcard.gov]
IES National Center for Education Statistics
Has a Data Tool for extracting demographic, fiscal and other longitudinal education data by state, school district, and school.
[http://nces.ed.gov]

Contains Survey data links for
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program - SLDS
For organizers: Valuable resources shared through LDS share on project and data management. [http://nces.ed.gov/Programs/SLDS/LDSShare/SLDS.aspx]

For researchers: National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
[http://www.caldercenter.org/]
Information on state data access

For practitioners: What Works Clearinghouse
[http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/]
Information on evidenced based decision making system

State of New Jersey Department of Education

NJDOE Data
[http://www.state.nj.us/education/data/]
Contains data from:
  • Fall Survey Collections
  • Major DOE Reports
  • Additional DOE Reports
  • State Aid Summaries
  • Comparative Spending Guide
Also contains Survey Results from:
NJSMART
Data is forthcoming.
[http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/]

Research Data Sets in ICPSR

(Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
[http://www.researchconnections.org/]
List of all related data sets (accessible through ICPSR)
50-State Related Databases on the Internet
External early care related programs and statistical sources
PreK-3rd Data Resource Center
[http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/PREK3RD/]
Datasets & Resource Guides (accessible through ICPSR)
NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive
[http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NCAA/]
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
Historical Elementary and Secondary General Information System: Public School District Universe Data
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)
[http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/data]
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study: Boston, Chicago, San Antonio
[http://web.jhu.edu/threecitystudy]
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)

Other National Research Data Sets

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY): Child Supplement
[http://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy79ch.htm]
Datasets (accessible through NLS Web Investigator)
National Survey of Families and Households
[http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/nsfh/]
Datasets (accessible through NSFH)
National Survey of Family Growth
[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm]
Datasets (accessible through NSFG)
New Immigrant Survey
[http://nis.princeton.edu/index.html]
Datasets (accessible through NIS)

Rutgers Libraries Subject Research Guides

Education Statistics
[http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/ rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/ed/ed_stats.shtml]
Criminal Justice Statistics
including Juvenile Justice and New Jersey and New York Data
[http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/ rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/crim_just/cj_stats.shtml]
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