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Intro to Data and Statistics Research

Multidisciplinary Data Finders

  • Data Planet [UCSD Only]
    Provides easy access to statistical data. Sources include: Bombay Stock Exchange, British Bankers' Association, Chicago Board Options, Exchange, China Data Center, D&B (Dun & Bradstreet), Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections, Defense Manpower Data Center, Deutsche Börse Group, Dow Jones, Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI), Eurostat, FTSE Group, HSI Services Limited (Hong Kong), International Monetary Fund, London Bullion Market Association , London Platinum & Palladium Market, NASDAQ OMX Group, National Bureau of Economic Research, Nikkei, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor's, World Bank, World Resource Institute, Xignite, and many US Federal agencies. New preview link: http://preview.data-planet.com/statistical/
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    1973-present. Abstracts and indexes statistical publications of U.S. federal and state governments, nonprofit and educational institutions, and private publishers. Also international agencies. Full text often included. Previous name Statistical Univers
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States (2013- )
    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. This database replaces the previously-free Census Bureau publication (which are available online). It uses many of the same, along with additional, data sources as the earlier editions.
  • Statista [UCSD Only]
    Access the most relevant and important statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources.
  • IQSS Dataverse
    Access the world's largest collection of social science research datasets by searching across or browsing through one of the virtual data archives (called "dataverses") listed below. Data is uploaded by researchers from around the world.
  • ICPSR Data Archive [UCSD Only]
    The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. World's largest archive of social science datasets. Election data, opinion polls, more. Special collections on Health, Education, Aging, Crime, Substance Abuse. Raw data; no tables.
  • Data Citation Index [UCSD Only]
    Indexes research data, including data studies and data sets, and links them to the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.
  • Databib
    Registry of research data repositories
  • Zanran
    "Your source for data & statistics - graphs, charts and tables." Like Google for numeric data.
  • Infochimps
    Infochimps is a place for people to find, share and sell formatted data. Both users and Infochimps employees scrape, parse and format data so that it's easily accessible to you. We take the chimp work out of working with data so you can literally start building cool stuff in minutes.
  • The MacroDataGuide  
    The MacroDataGuide is a tool that has been especially developed by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services to save researchers and students time and energy in their search for high quality social science macro data. While the main distinction is most often drawn between micro and macro data, the term 'meso data' is also sometimes used. Meso data generally refers to data on collective and cooperative actors such as commercial companies, organizations or political parties.
  • DataFinder from the Population Reference Bureau
    A database with hundreds of variables for the US and the world.
  • UC San Diego Dataverse
    Miscellaneous datasets housed at UC San Diego

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Annelise Sklar

Social Science Data Services @ UCSD

  • SSDS Home Page
  • UCSD SSDS Dataverse
    Datasets purchased and/or housed at the UC San Diego Library. Includes ITERATE, International Country Risk Guide (ICRG), California Tobacco Survey, Women's Healthy Eating & Living....

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