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Welcome to the Data Sources guide. 
Browse through General, Aggregate, or Subject-specific repositores.


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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.
    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
    Access over 10 million time-series datasets in areas of finance, economics, government, demography, sociology, 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.


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