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Common Data Sources
Use these sources below to find data related to your research topic. These sources are commonly used and fairly user-friendly.
US Census Data Tools and Applications: Explore data using interactive applications to get information from multiple surveys implemented by the US Census Bureau.
World Bank Open Data: Free and open access to data about development in countries around the world.
Data.gov: Searches for data produced by various federal government agencies. You can search by topic.
Library Data Resources
This is a brief list of data products that the library subscribes to. You can use these tools to find survey data, demographic information and much more.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)*
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
Note: Only 1 simultaneous user is allowed. Contains historical decennial census data for the United States from 1790 to the latest census, the American Community Survey, the American Religious Bodies (ASARB), and InfoGroup for latest religion data . Able to create reports and download data in convenient formats quickly and easily.
iPOLL Databank (Roper)*
full text database of 500,000 questions from national public opinion surveys since 1935 and updated daily. iPOLL includes survey results data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, ABC, CBS, Wall Street Journal and many more. Many data sets are available for download in ASCII or SPSS format.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics: From the US Department of Transportation. Search for data and statistics by transportation mode, region or subject.
National Transit Database: The NTD was established by Congress to be the Nation's primary source for information and statistics on the transit system of the United States.