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Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Stop Researching


One of my greatest hurdles with the Internet is that there is too much information floating around and no organization to it. I constantly get lost whenever I'm searching for a topic or doing research and spend more time bookmarking websites than gathering facts.

The Lucile Packard Foundation has made access to important information much easier as it expanded its website kidsdata.org statewide. The comprehensive website shares data on the health and well being of children in California, offering data for all counties, cities and school districts -- nearly 1,600 regions.

Some great facts about kidsdata.org:

  • Kidsdata.org offers more than 300 continuously updated measures of child well being. Data from more than 35 reliable public sources, such as the U.S. Census, the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health, are available at your fingertips.
  • User-friendly, customizable displays on kidsdata.org - maps, and tables, and bar, pie and trend graphs -- make it easy to document how kids are faring in news and feature stories.
  • New features on kidsdata.org allow you to share data by creating PDFs, downloading data into Excel, and adding charts and graphs to Word documents or PowerPoint slides.

  • -Tasha

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