The MPI Library resides at the Martin Prosperity Institute, within the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The library was created in 2008, the majority of its holdings being the personal collection of MPI Director Richard Florida and Research Director Kevin Stolarick. The collection is private and non-circulating; however, the library is open to academics and researchers during regular office hours.
Location: 105 St. George Street, 9th floor
Library Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Contact: Kimberly Silk
MPI Data Librarian
- The MPI Library -Search the MPI Library catalogue
- The MPI Data Library – Search the MPI Data Library (Dataverse)
Research! Find Articles, Books and eBooks:
- The Rotman Business Information Centre (BIC) offers a comprehensive collection of business research resources. Consult this summary of their resources and services.
- The MaRS Commons Startup Library – resources for entrepreneurs
- The University of Toronto Library (UTL) is Canada’s largest academic library system. If you can’t find what you need in the UTL holdings, you can borrow from other universities via the RACER inter-library loan system.
- Scholars Portal Journals – Ontario’s digital repository of scholarly articles
- Scholars Portal eBooks – scholarly ebooks and digital texts
Grey Literature Sources:
- IssueLab – an indexed, searchable, free collection of over 11,000 reports and other content produced by foundations and non-profits, largely from the US but also from around the word. Produced by the Foundation Center.
- The MPI Data Library -Search the MPI Data Library (Dataverse) -The Martin Prosperity Institute makes its research data available for sharing with the broader social science community, under certain conditions. To learn more, contact the MPI Data Librarian.
- The UT Map & Data Library (MDL) is your first place to look for digital data, including aggregated and micro-data. The MDL Computer Lab, located on the 5th floor of Robarts Library, has 20 computers available for student use, loaded with statistical and GIS software. Lab hours are the same as Robarts hours.
- CANSIM – Canadian socio-economic time-series database
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data Collection
- National Opinion Research Center (NORC) Data and Findings
- OECD iLibrary
- Roper Center Public Opinion Archives
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- US Census Bureau American FactFinder
- MaRS Data Catalyst – brings together data and analysis from a variety of partners to track, quantify and grow Ontario’s innovation economy.
Microdata Analysis and Extraction:
- City of Toronto Open Data Initiative
- Government of Canada Open Data Pilot Project
- Data.gov (US Open Data)
- HUD.gov (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development). HUD also provides a very useful Data Set Reference Guide.
- UK Data Archive
- World Bank Open Data
- OpenMetaData Agency Directory (OMAD) – growing list of organizations offering open data.
Make Your Own Maps:
- The UT Map & Data Library is your first place to look for digital data, geospatial data and paper maps. You can also use the MDL Computer Lab to use computers loaded with GIS software.
- Scholars GeoPortal – A geospatial data discovery tool
- SimplyMap – An easy-to-use map creation tool
Cite it Right!
- Zotero.org – MPI’s preferred citation management tool
- UTL Guide to Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism
- APA Style Guide from the Purdue OWL
- How to cite Statistics Canada products
- IASSIST Quick Guide to Data Citation
Fun with Data Visualization:
MPI@Rotman Course Guides
- RSM2082: Prosperity & Competitiveness
- RSM2115: Creative Regional Strategies
- INI336: Creative Cities
- INI433: Creative Cities Practicum
For inquiries and suggestions, contact Kimberly Silk, MPI’s Data Librarian.