Training and User GuidesTraining Modules - Slides and training exercises on Census 2000 content, American Factfinder and PL 91-171 CD-ROM from the Census Bureau in English and Spanish. [HTML, PowerPoint] Updated with each release of data.
Census Tutorial - sponsored by the Alaska Library Association GODORT.
Tips for Viewing and Printing PDF maps
Census 2000 Summary File 1 ASCII data - tips on working with the files and using MS Access.
University of Michigan Documents Center - slide show and user guide. Includes screen shots and exercises.
Creating Thematic Maps - guide to creating maps displaying census information.
Tutorials and Training Materials - from the American Factfinder site. Includes PowerPoint slides.
More Guides to Census 1990 and 2000 data
Census Guide 2000 from the Documents Center at the University of Michigan.
A Guide to the Decennial Census with a focus on 1990 and 2000 census datafrom the University of North Carolina.
FreeDemographics.com user guide.
Landview IV - Guide to DVD of 1990 Census maps and data.
Software and Tools
The Documents and Microforms Department provides equipment, software and tools for accessing and viewing most Census 2000 materials. Contact the Department for more information.Acrobat Reader 5 - a free reader for use with PDF files. Includes support for screen readers [Windows only]. Earlier versions for Macs are available.
Winzip - free software for unzipping compressed files. [Windows]
Stuffit Expander - free software for unzipping compressed files. [Mac & Windows]
ArcExplorer - a free GIS viewer from ESRI. [Windows and Unix]