Social Explorer







  Special Offer  

  • Social Explorer is a user-friendly, web-based data visualization program enabling users to create interactive charts and maps from a wide range of data sources.
  • LYRASIS members (if they are not current subscribers) receive:
    • Unlimited free trial through June 2023
    • Additional 5% off the standard LYRASIS discount (totaling 15% off list price) if the library commits to a one-year subscription by April 15, 2023.
  • To make your library eligible for this special offer, one or more representatives from your institution must register for a 30-minute webinar. Anyone from your institution is welcome to attend.
    • The webinar starts at 1:30pm ET on Thursday, October 27, and will cover Social Explorer’s content, functionalities, and practical use cases.
    • Register for the webinar
  • Request a trial or quote by filling out the form at the bottom of the Social Explorer product page. In the Comment field, please indicate that your library attended the 10/27 webinar.







Transform dry data into compelling visuals! Social Explorer is a user-friendly web-based mapping and data visualization program that enables users to create interactive charts and maps, downloadable reports, and presentations from a wide range of national and international survey sources.


Through Social Explorer, researchers gain access to more than 40 billion elements of current and historical data, including the complete U.S. Census from 1790 to the present, the American Community Survey, the FBI Uniform Crime Report, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data, and U.S. business patterns. While Social Explorer’s focus is on the United States, international data from the UK, Canada, Eurostat, and World Development Indicators are represented. Users can explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to U.S. demographics, the economy, health, elections, poverty, crime, the environment, and more. Users can also import and visualize their own datasets.


Teaching with Social Explorer renders the learning process more interactive and engaging. Social Explorer enriches research and coursework in subjects such as sociology, geography, criminal justice, political science, business, economics, urban studies and planning, and journalism.



More information is available at Social Explorer

Social Explorer is available as an annual subscription (12 months) for unlimited concurrent users. Subscriptions may be started at any time during the year.

LYRASIS has negotiated a central license agreement with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time.






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