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Online and selected print resources for West, Central and Eastern Europe.

From point to discovery

Cholera pump 1854

Dr. John Snow's mapping of cholera cases in London in 1854 revealed the source:  contaminated water from this pump. John Show memorial and pub, broadwick Street, London, Flickr: Justinc User:Justinc.

Finding data: translation

Translate headings or captions to get the numbers you need:

European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) is a broad-based multilingual thesaurus for the social sciences. Originally based on the HASSET thesarus of the UK Data Archive, ELSST has been developed over the years by the members of CESSDA, the Council of European Social Science Data Archives. Thirteen languages!  [Log in with your email; no password is needed.]

Use this to check or tweak your GoogleTranslate or Babelfish translations.

Communicating about data

Making Data Meaningful (UN Economic Commission for Europe)

"The Making Data Meaningful guides are intended as a practical tool to help managers, statisticians and media relations officers in statistical organizations use text, tables, charts, maps and other devices to bring statistics to life for non-statisticians."

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