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Major Data Sources
For those interested, we also offer assistance with Research Data Management.
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
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Provides abstracting, indexing, and full text for publications from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources.
Google Scholar is often helpful for finding articles on your city or country. Some articles will contain statistical content.
United States Data
These are selected resources for national data.
An official web site of the U. S, Government contains over 378,500 raw data and geospatial datasets from over 180 agencies. The Data.gov site has an interactive platform which permits the user to search, filter, and explore before downloading and creating charts and maps.
American Census Data
Primary way to access Census Bureau data, including releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. Use data.census.gov to view, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business.
Social Explorer is mainly an interactive map of demographic information drawn from the US Census. Users can examine geographic areas while selecting the type of data to be shown, such as population density or income level. Note: Creation of a Personal Account is required to fully access all Social Explorer features.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2012)
Originally published by the Census Bureau from 1878 to 2012, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
General Social Survey
Contains a standard core of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Among the topics covered are civil liberties, crime and violence, intergroup tolerance, morality, national spending priorities, psychological well-being, social mobility, and stress and traumatic events.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
PASSPORT - Country Level Data
These are selected sources for international data as well as US country level data.
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