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Library Research Guides

Public Policy

This subject guide provides a starting point for research in public policy.


Consultation Resources

If you are ever uncertain about who to contact for help, you are welcome to email the SAND librarians at . If we can't help you, we'll refer you to the appropriate group on campus.

CSCAR - the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research

CSCAR provides statistical services to faculty, primary researchers, graduate students and staff of the University. CSCAR does not typically work with undergraduate students. CSCAR consultants are available to consult on spatial analysis and use of relevant tools.

SAND - Spatial and Numeric Data Services, a service of MLibrary

Spatial and Numeric Data Services provides services to campus and community members. SAND provides help with finding and converting data, and using QGIS and ArcGIS desktop software, as well as online mapping tools such as ArcGIS Online, Carto, Social Explorer, and others. We typically refer to CSCAR when there is a need for consultation regarding analysis.


LSA IT provides a wide-variety of GIS Consulting services through the LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support team. The LSA ArcGIS for Server Service provides enterprise-level ArcGIS data management, web services, and collaboration support.

ESALab - Environmental Spatial Analysis Lab

If you're affiliated with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE), the ESALab may be able to help you.

Other Units

Other groups on campus work with GIS, but are not typically available outside of their specific groups to help with projects.