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About This Guide
This guide is designed to help you find data sets to analyze in statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, etc. To find statistics that have already been processed from raw data (i.e, facts and figures), please use the Social Science Statistics research guide.
A vast collection of US and international statistics in Data Planet Statistical Datasets. Allows you to scan and search the contents of billions of datasets, compare and contrast variables of interest, and create customized views in tables, maps, rankings, and charts. Views also include descriptive summaries of the datasets and data sources.
Datasets cover a wide range of subjects including, business, finance, banking, economics, sociology, political science, demography, agriculture, education, international studies, criminal justice, energy, housing and construction as well as labor and employment.
Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference provides simple and refined searching of the extensive Data Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data.
Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference is designed to allow users to quickly navigate the 52 billion points of data contained in the repository, representing 6.2 billion datasets covering thousands of geographic entities. With Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference, users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels.
A free ICPSR account is required to download data. The account must be created on-campus and accessed from on-campus at least once every six months to otherwise access ICPSR restricted data off-campus.
Provides access to computerized social science data collected by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, a membership-based, not-for-profit organization serving member colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Discover data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and cross-reference them with the scientific literature to track data citation in journals, books, and conference proceedings. Discover international repositories, navigate between related data sets within a repository, and connect to repository records to access data. Coverage includes social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities from 1900-present. Part of Web of Science.