Help and Learning Resources

The resources listed on this page have been provided as recommendations for self-help and learning opportunities in the area of these resources.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

For tutorials and guides relating to GIS, please visit our Research Guide at

Western community members can register for ESRI Virtual Campus GIS courses. For more information, visit the Western Technology Services (WTS) website.

You can book an appointment with Liz Sutherland, Western Libraries' GIS Technical Specialist.

Data and Statistics

Canadian Federal Government Research Guide - Identifies major print, microform, and electronic sources owned by The D.B. Weldon Library.

odesi - Data portal to Statistics Canada data, opinion poll and other data

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United Nations and Affiliated Organizations Research Guide - Identifies major print, microform, and electronic United Nations and Affiliated Organizations information sources.

Western Data Science Solutions - On-site statistical consulting and tutoring.


ACMLA Citation Guide - An official map citation guide for maps and geospatial data

Software Licenses

The following software products are specialized products that are used in conjunction with data and geospatial files.  These products are available either as a site license for users at Western, or within an academic subscription model.

ESRI - ArcGIS - Geographic Information System (GIS) Software License at Western is a site license that can be used in computing labs, through myVlab, or by access via Western Technology Services (WTS).

SAS Site License - SAS Statistical Software UWO site license information is available via Western Technology Services (WTS).

SPSS Academic Licenses at Western - SPSS Statistical Software, information related to purchase of this statistical software is available at this link.

Beyond 20/20 Viewer Software - Quick Start Guide Software used for viewing Statistics Canada and other data

Please visit Western Site License page for other software available to students, staff and faculty members.