Introduction to Polaris

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This video playlist is designed as a digital handout for students who participated in an in-class Polaris research workshop. Polaris is a research tool for learning about the demographics of communities and custom locations. This playlist will recap the navigation of the database required to create and compare communities as sites for new businesses and events.

After this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • Create and compare communities in Polaris
  • Download demographic reports from Polaris

Skill Type: Research
Level: Proficient
Delivery Method: eLearning
Ideal Audience: Students who recently received instruction on the Polaris database
Time Required: 10 minutes
Link: Polaris video tutorials
Best Practice: Link to Introduction to Polaris from your Blackboard course site.
Technology Required: Smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer with internet access.

Need more information? We invite you to reach out to your librarian.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.