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This guide is intended for use by new DASA students - the 2022/23Entering Class
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2020/2021 DASA Workshops

Welcome to the UCI Libraries -- and all entering students in the Demography & Social Analysis (DASA) Program!

There will be several presentations and workshops for DASA affiliates this year.  They will be posted here once the schedule is complete.  Visiting staff from the US Census will kick of the series and librarians and others will contribute throughout the year.  These will support your coursework and ongoing research. 

CHINA DATA iNSTITUTE TRAINING SESSIONS for 2020-2021:  We are planning to offer the monthly training webinars on research data with a focus on China, beginning from Sept 24, 2020 to August 12, 2021. Those webinars will be free for those current China Data Online subscribers. The free registration will require valid college email accounts and promotional code. Enclosed here is the webinar announcement. Please feel free to distribute this to your colleagues. The promotional code for your institute is CHINADATA001.


The Monthly Training Webinars on Research Data: Sources, Tools and Applications

Co-Sponsored by China Data Institute and Future Data Lab

11:00AM-12:00PM, US Eastern Time

September 24, 2020 – August 12, 2021

  1. September 24, 2020, Understanding the Gov’t Statistics
  2. October 22, 2020, Understanding the Population Census and Demographic Changes
  3. November 19, 2020, Understanding the Economic Census and Industrial Changes
  4. December 17, 2020, Understanding the Administrative Maps and Regional Geography
  5. January 21, 2021, Spatial Study of Innovation with Patent Data
  6. February 18, 2021, Spatial Study of Health with Statistics, Census and GIS Data
  7. March 18, 2021, Spatial Study of Environment with Statistics, Census and GIS Data
  8. April 22, 2021, Understanding the Urban Development
  9. May 20, 2021, Understanding the Rural Development
  10. June 17, 2021, Understanding the Mobility in Geography
  11. July 15, 2021, Understanding the Culture in Geography
  12. August 12, 2021, New Development and Directions: Data, Tools and Applications

This webinar series will introduce some research data with a focus on China and discuss the difference from the US data. Each webinar will cover the following topics: (1) data sources, data collection, data category, definition, description, and interpretation; (2) alternative data and derivable data from other data sources, especially some big data sources; (3) comparison of data difference between the US and China; (4) available tools for efficient data analysis; (5) discussions on pros and cons; and (6) data applications in research and teaching.

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The webinar is free for those current China Data Online subscribers, which will require valid college email accounts and promotional code. The list of current institutional members and the library contacts can be found at Please contact if there needs any further information.

For other non China Data Online subscribers, there will be a registration fee of $68-$98 for each webinar (which will offer one-month complimentary access to Statistical Database on or $680-$980 for the year-long program (which will offer one-year complimentary access to Statistical Database).

About DASA Resources

DASA [Demography and Social Analysis] is the UCI is a joint program of the School of Social Sciences and the School of Social Ecology.

The library resources in this guide support its curricula and faculty from within both of these interdisciplinary Schools. As librarians for the program, We welcome input and questions. Please contact us if you wish to:

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Things To Do & Things To Know

Sociology 262A - Population

This course is a graduate level survey of of population studies and social demography.  Subject Headings that may be useful to find information on different topics include:

  • Demography
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemological studies
  • Families - Research
  • Fertility
  • Marriage
  • Migration
  • Mortality
  • Population
  • Population aging
  • Social integration
  • United States - Emigration and immigration

Browsing the Langson Library for materials can take place in the HBs.

Library is Open for eAccess

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