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Datasets: Dataset Databases and Resources

CMU Libraries' subscriptions

  • ICPSR Data Archive Abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data
  • The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive Political, Legislative and Economic Data on Domestic Conflict Events: Assassinations, Revolutions, Riots, General Strikes, Terrorism/Guerrilla Warfare, Major Government Crises, Anti-Government Demonstrations and Purges
  • Data Citation Index Web of Science Data Citation Index includes bibliographic metadata from research data in Data Studies and Data Sets from a wide range of international data repositories.
  • DemographicsNow Search for people, businesses, or access a demographic report on any geography – or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
  • General Social Survey (GSS) contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. GSS home page
  • Latin American Databank locates, acquires, processes and archives public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Life Sciences Datasets This research guide provides links to data repositories in the life sciences and will allow you to download existing datasets for your research.
  • MRI University Reporter Key magazine planning data resources, summary tables of key audience and product usage data from national probability samples.
  • Roper Center: US Elections includes Presidential elections, primary exit polls, National Election Day exit polls, State Election Day exit polls, Popular vote 1940-2008, Congressional elections.

Datasets by Subject

  • The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive Political, Legislative and Economic Data on Domestic Conflict Events: Assassinations, Revolutions, Riots, General Strikes, Terrorism/Guerrilla Warfare, Major Government Crises, Anti-Government Demonstrations and Purges

OECD Data Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.

Datasets by other providers

  • DATA.gov Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
  • DataFinder "Search hundreds of indicators, thousands of locations, and easily create custom reports to print, download, and share."
  • Economic and Social Data Service The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) is a national data service that brings together the following centres of expertise in data creation, preservation and use.
  • Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is following a cohort of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 (roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents).
  • IPUMS Integrated Public User Microdata Series by Minnesota Population Center (MPC) at University of Minnesota.
  • Medeley Data Search 10.3 million datasets from domain-specific and cross-domain repositories
  • MDRC Created in 1974 by the Ford Foundation and a group of federal agencies, MDRC is best known for mounting large-scale demonstrations and evaluations of real-world policies and programs targeted to low-income people.
  • PSID The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The study began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States.
  • UNICEF plays a central role in monitoring the situation of children and women – by assisting countries in collecting and analyzing data.

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