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Welcome to the Data Sources guide. 
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General Purpose Data Sources

The following sites contain datasets, primarily in the social sciences and government, from a variety of sources and subjects.

  • Google Dataset Search
    A custom Google Search targeting sites with datasets. This can be a good place to start to find what may be available.
  • Google Public Data Viewer
    Visualize, explore and share public datasets using the Google Public Data interface.
  • World Bank Open Data
    National and international statistical datasets on development indicators across many topics and sectors.
  • Data.gov
    A comprehensive index of datasets from the US government, including other state, local, and international agencies.
  • RAND State Statistics
    Comprehensive database of statstical data for US States and counties in areas of: Business and Economics, Community, Education, Energy and the Environment, Government Finance, Health and Socioeconomics, Population, Demographics, and more.
  • Social Explorer
    Explore US Census data from 1790-present along with the American Community Survey 2000-present. Browse and access data with a simple, intuitive interface, and create interactive map visualizations to share online.
  • Quandl
    Repository of over 7 million time-series datasets in areas of finance, economics, demography, sociology, markets, energy and the environment.
  • The Guardian Data Store
    Access datasets used by the UK publisher in areas of government, education, population, and culture. (scroll to mid-page to see data links)
  • Flowing Data Blog
    Blog postings on additional data sources from across the web.

Aggregate Repository Lists

The following sites contain aggregated listings of data sources and repositories.

  • Databib
    Databib is a tool for helping people identify and locate online repositories of research data. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can search.
  • Registry for Research Data Repositories
    re3data.org helps researchers to find appropriate repositories for the storage and access of research data. Further, it can be used by funding organisations to promote permanent access to research data from their funded research projects. In addition re3data.org offers publishers and academic institutions a tool for the identification of research data repositories where scientists can deposit their data.
  • Open Access Directory: Data Repositories
    This contains a listing of Open Access data repositories
  • DataCatalogs.org
    A comprehensive list of open data catalogs curated by experts from around the world.
  • Harvard Dataverse Network
    The Harvard Dataverse Network is collection of data repositories containing datasets and studies from variety of institutions, disciplines and subject areas.
 

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