Social Explorer: Explore your world, share your insights.
Social Explorer helps you gain deep insights into any location of interest through thousands of data variables and stunning visualizations, and reinforces your decisions with reliable data mapping capabilities.
Whether you're a student, an educator, or a librarian, this guide is designed to help you get started with Social Explorer, and get the most out of the maps, data, and tools we offer.
To get started:
Social Explorer Account Set-up for Students, Instructors, and Staff
You can gain access to Social Explorer through Glendale Community College Library. Click on this Social Explorer Account Link, find your school, and follow the prompts. Please use your GCC email address for best results. You will then receive an activation link to the email address used for setting up your account and you're all set. You can now save your work to your own Social Explorer account.
Explore resources created by Social Explorer to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip your students with desired skills.
This library of activities is ready to help you engage your class. Sortable by subject, length, and level, it's simple to find the right activity to plug into your lesson plan.
Check for the latest data snacks, short modules that use Social Explorer maps and data to help visualize answers to current, relevant questions in our society today.
Click here to get started!
Start here and begin exploring! You can pick from maps that cover everything from 220 years of U.S. Census data, U.S. elections, crime, business, environmental, health, and religion data, even statistics for Europe and World Development Indicators. Make maps for your assignments quickly and tell your stories with data.
To save your work, create an account following the steps above.
Social Explorer Training Modules
These training modules are built using the Social Explorer "Tell a Story" tool. These are great resources for patrons looking to build data visualizations for their course work and research. The "Tell a Story" tool allows you to easily share your research and coursework with others. Work your way through these training modules to quickly gain expertise in using Social Explorer.