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Sociology: Data Statistics

Resources in Sociology and interdisciplinary areas to start your research

ArcGIS Access at UCI Libraries

ArcGIS Workstations at the MRC

ArcGIS is a powerful mapping software developed by the company Esri. UCI Libraries holds 2 licenses for ArcGIS 10, available at the Multimedia Resource Center (Science Library)

Get in touch with the MRC for the best hours and access information.

  • MRC phone: 949-824-7072
  • MRC Email:

More GIS

Need more information about GIS? Check out the GIS Research Guide.

Virtual Access to ArcGIS via OIT

Access ArcGIS through UCI OIT's Virtual Computer Lab

UCI's Office of Information Technology (OIT) allows anyone with a UCINet ID to access specialized software, including ArcGIS, through a virtual computer desktop that runs through your internet browser. Read more about this virtual service, including detailed instructions, on OIT's website.

Note: Esri also offers some versions of its software for free. Learn more about free versions of ArcGIS here.


Key Sites - Crime Data & Statistics

Foreign | International


California Crime

Orange County Data

Campus Crime

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Licensed Data and Mapping Tools

Many of UCI Libraries data and mapping databases are designed for researchers in the social sciences, but may be highly relevant to digital humanists.

  • Social Explorer*: Provides access to demographic information about the United States, as well as thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790
  • PolicyMap*: An online data and mapping application with access to thousands of of indicators related to things such as housing, crime, mortages, health, jobs, demographics, and education in the United States
    • Read the PolicyMap Primer for a complete overview of all features and functions.
  • SimplyAnalytics*: Web-based analytics  and data-visualization tool for creating interactive maps, charts and reports, including thematic maps using demographic, census, business, & marketing data.