Data on the net
Searchable Catalogs of Data

Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Center For Electronic Records)
Online access to records in a small selection of historic databases preserved permanently in NARA. Out of the nearly 200,000 data files in its holdings, NARA has selected approximately 475 of them for public searching through AAD. The records cover a wide variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses. more...

American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) (Purdue University)
American Religion Data Archive
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Purdue University
1365 Stone Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365
The American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. Most files are from surveys, but other forms of quantitative data collections on religion are available as well. Documentation: Users may search the documentation of multiple studies or categories of studies to locate the full text of survey questions. When a question is identified, you may view full marginal frequencies and selected cross-tabulations of responses (e.g., with age, marital status, education, sex, political party affiliation) as tables. Users may also save question text from multiple searches to a "Question Bank" for easy printing or downloading. Data: Users may browse a list of studies grouped by type, view study descriptions and entire codebooks for individual studies, create cross-tabulations of particular variables, and download documentation and raw data for later analysis. Examples of data sets available include: Religion and Politics Survey, 1996; American Congregational Giving Study, Gallup Poll, 1993; Presbyterian Panel Series; Survey of African-American Priests and Seminarians, 1992; Churches And Church Membership In The United States, 1990 (counties and states); and Church Of The Nazarene Annual Report Of Pastor To The District Assembly, 1995.

Australian Social Science Data Archives, The SSDA WAIS catalogue
Search options and additional instructions are given at the above link.

Census Bureau (US)
Data User Services Division (DUSD)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20233
(301) 763-2074
The Bureau is responsible for conducting and disseminating the results of the U.S. decennial census as well as other major surveys. DUSD is responsible for a broad program of assistance to census data users including distributing selected census products, providing training, producing statistical compendia, and handling user inquiries. The annual Census Bureau Catalog and Guide lists products released. The ICPSR has signed a joint statistical agreement with the Bureau of the Census to distribute 1990 Census data through the ICPSR. The link above is to the Bureau's home page. Additional starting points include the Subjects A to Z page and the search page.

Census Bureau (US) -- search of HTML documents
This is one of the most useful ways to find US data, particularly if you are interested in reports and tables rather than raw data. The US Census Bureau is adding information and chaning its web site rapidly. It is hard to keep up and can be cumbersome navigating the wealth of information the Bureau makes available. The "Primary Index" search (below) and other searches available at the Bureau provide a quick way to find a wealth of information. Try the sample search below, or erase it and type in your own.

Census Bureau (US) Migration Data
Description of sources of migration data on US Census Bureau Internet site.

Census Bureau (US) Monthly Product Announcement
New products from the Bureau of the Census are announced in this publication. It is provided by the Bureau at this site in PDF and HTML format. You can also subscribe to an electronic mailing list version here.

Centers for Disease Control (US) Search Page
This page allows you to search the CDC and NCHS sites. NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care. Some of the NCHS data systems and surveys are ongoing annual systems while others are conducted periodically. NCHS has two major types of data systems: systems based on populations, containing data collected through personal interviews or examinations; and systems based on records, containing data collected from vital and medical records. Data include: National Health Interview Survey, National Immunization Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, National Survey of Family Growth, National Health Care Survey , National Employer Health Insurance Survey, National Vital Statistics System, and Mortality Data. Research activies include: Aging, AIDS, Classification of Diseases, Data on America's Children, Evaluation of Certificates, Healthy People 2000, International Activities, Minority Health, National Death Index, Nutrition Monitoring, and Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCHS is located in Hyattsville, Maryland, with offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and with a CDC-liaison office in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Centre for Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sociolgicas (CIS))
Centro de Investigaciones Sociolgicas
c/ Montalbn, 8
28014 Madrid
Telephone: (34-1) 580 7600. FAX: (34-1) 580 7619
Data Bank Office, telephone: (34-1) 580 7617. FAX: (34-1) 580 7619
CIS conducts an average of forty studies per year, mostly surveys, but occasionally qualitative studies as well. CIS survey data are entered in the CIS Data Bank, where they are available to all citizens. Some of the subjects covered include:
  • public opinion relating to social, economic and political issues of concern at the time the poll is taken;
  • Monographic surveys on a wide range of issues: youth, immigration, ways of life, law and order, political culture, tax issues, appraisal of institutions, and the process of European union
  • pre- and post- electoral surveys to monitor the characteristics of electoral behaviour.

    CESSDA Integrated Data Catalogue (The Council for European Social Science Data Archives)
    This single search page allows you to search (using WAIS) the data catalogs of national data archives in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, and Australia. Search fields include title, names, contents, geographic focus, and starting and ending years.

    CIESIN Dataset Guides
    Dataset Guides offer information about most datasets accessible through CIESIN's Gateway. Each guide provides an overview of the dataset and details on its source and history; access to variable lists and dictionaries, if available; and guidance in using the dataset and in deciding whether it is appropriate for a particular application. Some of the dataset guides available are: World Resources - World Resources Institute; Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database; Current Population Survey Data; Economic Census Data 1987; County and City Data Book 1988; USA Counties, A Statistical Abstract Supplement; National Economic, Social, and Environmental Databank; Regional Economic Information System; Environmental Subset of Collection of Multilateral Conventions; UNCED Collection; HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database; County Business Patterns; Polish General Social Survey 1992-93; Georeferenced Population DS of Mexico; Mortality Database - World Health Organization; International Data Base; Global Population Data Base; Caring for the Earth - World Conservation Union; and Gridded Population of the World;

    CIESIN Gateway
    This is a unique and very useful source. A search here simultaneously searches and retrieves information from many diverse databases worldwide. The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) facilitates access to data and information on human interactions in the environment, global environmental change, and sustainable development. The CIESIN Gateway provides access to a distributed catalog that identifies data and information resources relevant to these topics. Organizations contributing information to the project include: The Global Change Data and Information System, The Committee for Earth Observations Satellites (CEOS), EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Topis covered include: Population Dynamics; Land and Freshwater Resources; Industry and Energy; Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Activity; Human Attitudes, Preferences, and Behavior; Policy and Institutions; Human and Environmental Health; Ocean Dynamics; Atmospheric Dynamics; Geography and Land Cover; Hydrological Science; Geological Science; and Biodiversity,

    CIESIN Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
    CIESIN has been designated by NASA to manage the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), one of the nine EOSDIS data centers. While the other eight data centers are responsible for archiving natural science data, the SEDAC Mission is to focus on human interactions in global environmental change. SEDAC acts as a gateway to environmental and socioeconomic data from the point of view of policy application needs.

    Columbia University, Electronic Data Services EDS Data Gate
    Index of holdings at the Columbia University data archive.

    Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) (U.S. Department of Energy)
    The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program to provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations. Most of the data are from epidemiologic studies conducted by DOE-funded researchers as part of the DOE Worker Health and Mortality Study. Additionally, studies of populations residing near DOE installations, and other studies of radiation health effects, such as classic studies of atomic bomb survivors and the radium dial painters, are represented in CEDR. keywords: Los Alamos National Lab cancer causes cedr78 chemical cohort study company congenital epidemiologic exposure external facilities facility female fernald flats hanford laboratory lanl life linde plant lung males malformations mallinckrodt mercury model mortality mound multiple national nickel Oak Ridge pantex phosgene plant plutonium polonium prevalence radiation registry ridge Rocky Flats savannah site smrs suicide transuranium unpublished uranium war weapons welders workers working

    Current Population Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
    The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.
    see also: The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. The sample is scientifically selected to represent the civilian noninstitutional population. Respondents are interviewed to obtain information about the employment status of each member of the household 15 years of age and older. However, published data focus on those ages 16 and over. The sample provides estimates for the nation as a whole and serves as part of model-based estimates for individual states and other geographic areas. Estimates obtained from the CPS include employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators. They are available by a variety of demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, marital status, and educational attainment. They are also available by occupation, industry, and class of worker. Supplemental questions to produce estimates on a variety of topics including school enrollment, income, previous work experience, health, employee benefits, and work schedules are also often added to the regular CPS questionnaire. CPS data are used by government policymakers and legislators as important indicators of our nations's economic situation and for planning and evaluating many government programs. They are also used by the press, students, academics, and the general public. Supplementary questions can be added to the CPS interview in a particular month to gather in-depth information on specific aspects of the labor force or other topics. In March each year, the Annual Demographic Supplement includes questions on income and work experience. Questions on voting, educational enrollment, and child support are just some of the topics periodically asked in CPS supplements. See also: our local copy of the list of supplementary CPS topics which includes the months and years in which they are asked and the Bureau's page of Related Surveys.

    Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) (William Davidson Institute, Univeristy of Michigan)
    William Davidson Institute c/o DDCN
    724 E. University Avenue
    Wyly Hall, 1st Floor
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
    Phone: 734.615.4566
    Fax: 734.763.5850
    E-mail Address:
    Macroeconomics and Growth; Monetary Data; Fiscal Data; Prices; Finance and Banking; Labor Force, Employment and Earnings; External Sector Data; Enterprises and Privatization; Poverty and Income Inequality; Population and Social Indicators; Science and Technology; Economic Sectors; Governance and Anti-Corruption; Individual and Household Level Data; Labor Force Surveys; Household Budget Surveys; Census Data; Public Opinion Surveys; Other Surveys; Administrative Records; Firm Level Data; Enterprise Surveys; Bank Surveys; Other Firm Surveys; Administrative Data. The Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) is a repository and locator for data from transition and emerging market economies. The primary sources of data made available through the DDCN are individual faculty members and other researchers who study transition and emerging market economies and are willing to share their data for secondary analysis. The DDCN also serves as a portal to data from other research institutes, multilateral organizations, and commercial vendors. All data available for downloading directly from the DDCN are free of charge; however, the DDCN's archive does point to data available at other institutions which may charge a fee either for their data or delivery services. Researchers from thirty-six key international organizations and academic institutions which focus on transition and emerging market issues have already agreed to cooperate as part of the Davidson Data Center's Network. By agreeing to deposit data sets with the Davidson Data Center, the depositor is entitled to Network membership

    EconData.Net (Impresa, Inc.)
    Provides an excellent, comprehensive, current listing of Web-based United States regional socioeconomic data. The site provides links to numerous federal, state, commercial, and non-profit sources of regional data. Each link is followed by a short description of the data offered. It provides links to 350 individual data series arranged in ten subjects categories (e.g., demographics, employment, occupation, and income). There are also links to more than 50 multi-source data collections. Also available is the publication Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy: A User's Guide by Joseph Cortright and Andrew Reamer. EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration and has been compiled as a service to users of regional economic data and is jointly operated by Impresa, Inc. and Andrew Reamer & Associates, independent economic development consulting firms.

    Economic Time Series Links (Ted Bos, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
    Links to sites with economic data. Includes: Econmic Forecasts: Bank of America: GDP, CPI, Industrial Production, Disposable Income, Corp. Profits, Unemployment, Housing Starts, Net Exports; Bureau of Economic Analysis: Employment, Income, and GSP; Congressional Budget Office: GDP, prices, unemployment, interest rate, tax bases; NAHB: Housing and Interest Rate Forecast; RSQE: Department of Economics, U of Michigan. Economic Conditions: Automobile Industry Statistics; from Ward's The Beige Book; from the Federal Reserve Board US and International Cyclical Outlook; from ECRI Survey of Current Business; from Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic & Financial Comment; from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in New York United States Economic Commentary; from Northern Trust Miscellaneous: Bank Condition and Income Database; Bank Statistics; Bankruptcy Filing Data: by US, State, MSA, and District; Commodity Prices; Developing Member Country Statistics; Energy Statistics Equity Indices, Monthly Returns Farm Income; Health Care Expenditures; Japanese Economic Data, from the Bank of Japan; Long-Term Historical Data including Stock Markets, Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, British Government Securities, Inflation, Commodities: Chicago Corn, Chicago Wheat, US Cotton, US Gold, US Silver; Mexican Economic Data, from the Banco de Mexico; Stock and Mutual Fund Prices; and Weather, Southeastern US. Miscellaneous Information Sets: Standard Industry Classification (SIC) Codes; North American Industry Classification System (NAICS); and 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables.

    External Links (Mannheim Center for European Social Research)
    Includes links to: Governments and International Organizations, Statistical Offices, Data Archives, Research Institutes and Networks, Databases, Libraries and more.

    General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System (ICPSR)
    Here you can search all GSS documents, browse the GSS Codebooks, perform online subsetting, and generate cross-tabs from the GSS. The codebook includes frequecies of response over time and have links to the annotated bibliography of studies that have analyzed each variable. A "Trend Index" allows you to browse pre-built cross tabulations of variables over time. This web site is a joint project of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).

    Geographic Services and Information (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Links to services and information including: The TIGER Page (descriptions of digital geographic products, downloads, and FAQs); A Guide to Resources for determining an address's Census Tract number and Tract Poverty Rate; American Indian and Alaska Native Programs; Area and Population of various geographic areas; Cooperative Programs - Partnerships with State and Local Governments (BAS, LUCA, PALS, TRP, etc.) and with Commercial Partners (CRADA); Participant Statistical Areas Programs: Census Tracts, Block Groups, Census County Divisions (CCDs), and Census Designated Places (CDPs); Census 2000 Blocks - New Census Block Strategy; Census Geographic Areas Reference Manual in Adobe Acrobat PDF format; Map Image Metafile (MIM) : ASCII coded, device independent, cartographic data format; Metropolitan area definitions; US Gazetteer and Place File (1990 STF1A); Standards, Commissions, and Committees; Map Gallery - Sample Census Bureau publication maps; GIS Frequently Asked Questions; and Other GIS resources on the Net.

    Growth Data Sets (Jonathan Temple)
    List of links to important data sets on economic growth. Also includes a link to home pages of economic growth researchers and notes where they have made their data available.

    Health Statistics (University of Pittsburgh)
    This is a guide to locating health statistics and resources available on the World Wide Web (and at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh). Covers: Statistical Data from United States Population Databases (Vital Statistics, Rainbow Series, Notifiable Diseases, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER) Framingham Study: An Epidemiologic Investigation of Cardiovascular Disease); Tools for Locating Health Statistics; Government Agencies Collecting Statistics; Organizations and Associations Collecting Statistics; Accidents, Aging, Alcohol, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Health, Health Insurance, Hospital and Health Care Statistics, International Statistics, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Rheumatic Diseases; and a glossary.

    Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science Data Archive Holdings Catalogue (University of North Carolina)
    IRSS maintains a computerized catalog of the more than 2,800 studies and series in its data holdings arranged by title, principal investigator, and subject. The catalog contains abstracts for each holding or series within the collection. A very useful and well-designed search facility. A simple version of the search options:

    iPoll (Roper Center)
    Subscription service. "iPOLL is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion available today. A full-text retrieval system, iPOLL is organized at the question-level providing the tools to sift through 350,000 questions asked on national public opinion surveys since 1935. iPOLL contains survey results from academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, The Gallup Organization, Los Angeles Times, National Opinion Research Center, NBC News, New York Times, Princeton Survey Research Associates, the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, USA Today and The Washington Post, among others." A Catalog of holdings at the Roper Center is also searchable.

    ISSR Social Science Data Archive Catalog of Holdings (Institute for Social Science Research, University of California, Los Angeles)
    Listings by title, Indexing Terms, and "What's New."

    K-12 Statistics Education (Lisa Silver)
    Links to data sets useful for teaching statistics in Kindergarted through 12th grade. "The links are organized to follow the NCTM Standards Statistics goals can be found on page 167 of the NCTM Standards."

    Large public-use surveys (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
    A catalog of publicly accessible surveys and data projects conducted since 1990 with the support of the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch. The Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch invests substantial resources in the development and dissemination of data sets appropriate for research on current demographic issues. Support for data collection is provided through investigator-initiated grants and through interagency agreements with other federal agencies to add questions or design features to ongoing surveys. Data collection is supported for one or both of two purposes:
    * To provide descriptive information on aspects of population and population change that is essential to research but is not adequately measured by other national studies.
    * To provide high quality data to test hypotheses about the interrelationships between, and determinants and consequences of, various aspects of population-related processes.

    National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (ICPSR)
    The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice. NACJD currently holds over 500 data collections relating to crime and criminal justice. This website provides browsing and downloading access to most of this data and documentation. You can search or browse holdings. Some publications based on the data here are available directly from the Bureau of Justice Statisics

    National Bureau of Economic Research, Macro History Database
    During the first several decades of its existence, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) assembled an extensive data set that covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity. Many series are highly disaggregated, and many exist at the monthly or quarterly frequency. The data set has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States. You can browse the site using the link above or search the site:

    NESSTAR (Networked Social Science Tools and Resources) is an infrastructure for data dissemination via the Internet. NESSTAR Explorer offers an end user interface for searching, analysing and downloading data and documentation. NESSTAR Publisher offers tools and resources for making data and documentation available via the Internet.

    NOAA Environmental Services Data Directory (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
    The Historical Data Sets at NOAA Libraries contain some information on demography, diseases, helath issues, morbidity, mortality and epidemics.
    For instance to browse up to 50 entries on the term click this box:
    Other Links: [Full text search of the Historical Data Sets and others | [NOAA Data Set Catalog]

    OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web (University of Auckland Library)
    Links to official statistical sites. Arranged by country and by topic. "OFFSTATS lists web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar "quotable" sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series. In the country lists, these are mainly web pages provided by statistical offices, central banks and government departments and agencies, whereas the topics list is comprised of links to the statistics pages of international organizations and associations and a few commercial sites. Annotations have been kept to a minimum as it is normally obvious from the name of the data collection or its source what kind of data can be expected. Many data are downloadable [excel, html, pdf]... OFFSTATS aims to remain the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of its kind. Please let me know if you are aware of any additional sites or have problems with the links." Rainer Wolcke, Business & Economics Librarian.

    PopNet (Population Reference Bureau)
    PopNet is a resource for population information. With PopNet, you can search the most comprehensive directory of population-related Web sites available--by topic or keyword, by organization, or through PopNet's world regions map. PopNet presents information on population topics such as Demographic Statistics, Economics, Education, Environment, Gender, Policy and Reproductive Health. Its resources include Web sites produced by Government and International Organizations, Non-governmental Organizations, University Centers, and Associations and Listserves. PopNet is produced and maintained by the Population Reference Bureau with funding assistance from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the MEASURE Communication Project.

    Population Index
    You can search this bibliographic index for 1993 and 1994. The Index covers all fields of interest to demographers, including fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, nuptiality and the family, research methodology, projections and predictions, historical demography, and demographic and economic interrelations. Input is derived from original publications including monographs, journal articles, other serial publications, working papers, doctoral dissertations, machine-readable data files, and relevant acquisitions lists and bibliographies.

    QUALIDATA (Economic and Social Research Council)
    Qualidata offers a resource discovery hub via both the UK Data Arachive (UKDA) online catalogue and its own online catalogue, Qualicat, enabling users to locate accessible sources of qualitative data across the UK. Qualidata is not an archive in the sense that it does not hold data, but acts as a clearing house for qualitative datasets to be archived. Data are acquired, processed, catalogued and then deposited with appropriate public archives across the UK.
    Qualidata provides a national (UK) service for the acquisition, dissemination and re-use of social sciences qualitative research data. It is a specialist unit housed within the UKDA at the University of Essex. Together with the UKDA, the Service works with the ESRC to operate its Datasets Policy that exists to enhance the potential use of research data arising out of ESRC funded projects. Qualidata offers specialist advice on research project management, issues of confidentiality and consent, and documentation of data with regard to archiving data.
    The Centre is concerned with research data arising from the range of social science disciplines, including sociology, social policy, anthropology, social and economic history, political science, social and human geography and social psychology. The user community is viewed to be academic, government and policy, media and archival researchers.

    Quantitative Data on Foreign Trade from Countries of the Western Hemisphere (Foreign Trade Information System, Organization of American States)
    Also known as SICE (Sistema de Información al Comercio Exterior), the Foreign Trade Information System is the information technology arm of the Trade Unit of the Organization of American States (OAS). Includes links to data on Tarrifs (IDB - Inter-American Development Bank, DataIntal - Hemispheric External Trade Database, Group of Three Tariff Schedules, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Database, Customs Tariff Schedule 1998 - Canada, and Statistical Tariff Information - Mexico); Trade Flows (Brazil, International Trade Information System, Peru, Andean Community, MERITS, National Trade Data Bank, Penn World Tables, Strategis - Industry Canada, U.S. Commodity Trade by Country, and more); Statistical Agencies; and Price Data (Commodity Market from University of So Paulo).

    Social Security History, Reports and Studies (U.S. Social Security Administration)
    A wide variety of reports on Social Security, including: Reports of the Committee on Economic Security; Unpublished Report on Health Insurance of the CES; Report of the 1935 House Ways & Means Hearings; The National Commission on Social Security (1981); Greenspan Commission Report ; Report of the Boskin Commission on the CPI; CRS Report: Major Decisions in the House and Senate Chambers on Social Security: 1935-1985; CRS REPORT: Summary of Major Changes in the Social Security Cash Benefits Program.

    Sociometrics Corporation
    170 State Street,
    Suite 260
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    (415) 949-3282
    Sociometrics Corporation is a research and development firm specializing in social science research applications. Sociometrics conducts basic and applied research aimed at furthering our understanding of the antecedents and consequences of contemporary social problems and facilitates data sharing among social scientists. This site includes details of the studies available and the cost of each data product. Although no data are available online here, the site does allow you to search study summaries and variables. Over 150,000 variable summaries are searchable.

    The Sociometrics Social Science Data Library is a rich source of high- quality health and social science data sets. Each of the nearly 350 data sets, across five data archives, in the Data Library has been selected for inclusion by a National Advisory Panel of experts in the archive's topical focus. Strict scientific criteria of technical quality, substantive utility, policy relevance, and potential for secondary data analysis have been used to select data sets. The currently-available data archives are: Data Archives on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention (DAAPPP), American Family Data Archive (AFDA), Data Archive of Social Research on Aging (DASRA), Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive (MDA), AIDS/STD Data Archive (AIDS), and Research Archive on Disability in the United States (RADIUS). Another product available from Sociometrics is the NATASHA CD-ROM (National Archive on Sexuality, Health & Adolescence).

    Sources for U. S. Economic Indicators by Type ( Swarthmore College Library)
    This is a useful guide to the published sources of U.S. Economic Indicators. If you can't track down an online source, this is a useful way of finding the printed sources.

    StatBase (United Kingdom)
    This is the Official United Kingdom Statistics site. Some data are available for downloading at once, and some require registration. There are over 2800 datasets available. StatBase offers you access to a wide range of UK government statistics and information about those statistics. TimeZone is a separate facility which offers access to Time Series Releases and is primarily for use by Economists and Socio-Economic professionals. StatStore holds datasets which can be downloaded free of charge. You can browse by Theme (e.g. Education), Subject within that Theme (e.g. Primary Schools) or Topic within that Subject (e.g. Pupil Numbers), or search metadata. StatBase includes StatStore, StatSearch, SeriesSearch, and TimeZone.

    Statistics Canada Information on Products and Services (IPS) -- Search page
    "IPS is a search and retrieval system designed to help you find up-to- date information on all Statistics Canada products and services. Initially intended for Statistics Canada staff, IPS is now available to everyone as a one-stop access point to several meta-data sources at Statistics Canada. YOU can now perform organized and efficient searches. IPS enables you to search for thousands of Statistics Canada products and services by keywords or by catalogue number. As a result of your search, IPS will display a comprehensive list of catalogue numbers with their corresponding titles. Selecting a particular catalogue number will lead you to a description of the item. Within the description you will find ORDER HERE options that enables you to order the product or services directly, if you wish."

    Steinmetz Archive (Netherlands)
    Joan Muyskensweg 25
    1096 CJ Amsterdam
    Tel: +31(0)20-4628600
    Fax: +31(0)20-6639257
    The Dutch Social Science Data Archive. The Archive is a department of the Dutch Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI) , which is an Instituteof the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It holds over 2000 data sets with documentation available in English. Data collections include public opinion polls, data from public bodies, election studies, and the Continuous Social Survey. A catalogue of the Archive's holdings and a newsletter are available from the Archive. The Steinmetz Archive specializes in the acquisition, documentation, processing and distribution of empirical data from social science research projects which were partially or fully carried out in the Netherlands. Although the Archive's data holdings centre on Dutch social science research, the Archive also reaches beyond national borders to many foreign data archives and international organizations. In doing so, the Archive serves as a gateway for the Dutch researcher to a wealth of international empirical data sources. Includes links to Netherlands Historical Data Archive and the Social sciences Data archives (Steinmetz Archive)

    The Teaching Politics Web Crawler (William J. Ball Department of Political Science, The College of New Jersey)
    The Teaching Politics Web Crawler provides a searchable index of selected web sites. The indices are built primarily from links maintained at Poly-Cy, published by Bob Duval at West Virginia University. If you would like to browse these resources, please visit the Poly-Cy web site.

    Thematic Search Tool for Research in Social Statistics (Statistics Canada)
    Intended as a guide to data or variables available on the microdata files of a wide range of Statistics Canada sources dating from 1985. This guide is for the research client who needs to know whether datum exists on a particular subject, and, if so, where to find it. A very detailed, very useful tool for finding data on Canada. The data files themselves are not available through this service, however.

    Title List of Electronic Record Files in the National Archives and Records Administration (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Center For Electronic Records)
    The Title List is "preliminary and partial" because it represents a subset of the electronic records in the custody of the National Archives. Because the Title List is preliminary and partial, some Record Groups have no series or files listed. The Title List database was maintained by reference staff of the Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division; the database is current as of December, 1998.

    If you wish to download a copy of the entire Title List, you may do so through the use of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) . Anonymous FTP (password "guest") to FTP.CU.NIH.GO, directory NARA_Electronic.

    In addition, the NARA web site includes other materials related to NARA's holdings of electronic records. This material is located under Information about Electronic Records for Researchers.

    U.S. National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
    National Technical Information Service
    Technology Administration
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Springfield, VA 22161
    NTIS is the official resource for government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. The NTIS Collection of more than 2.7 million titles includes information in the areas of business and management studies, international marketing reports, materials and chemical science data, technology innovations, and training tools. Information is available in various formats including printed reports, CD-ROMs, computer tapes and diskettes, online, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. NTIS acquires information from more than 200 U.S. government agencies, numerous international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and Western and former Eastern European countries.

    University of California, Berkeley, Data Archive and Technical Assistance (UC Data) List of holdings.

    University of California, Irvine, Social Science Data Archvies
    Here you can browse Irvine's holdings of tapes, diskettes, and CD-ROMs.

    USGS & Other Data Souces (U.S. Geological Survey )
    Other Data Sources USGS/EROS Data Center: * EROS Data Center * Global Land 1KM AVHRR Data * USGS Africa Land Cover Characteristics Data Base * Greater Horn of Africa (EROS Data Center) * Global Land Information System United States Agency for International Development (USAID): * Famine Early Warning System * USAID WWW NASA Pathfinder NOAA International Data Sources: * UN Environmental Program/Global Resource Information Database * United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) * FAO WWW * World Bank * World Food Programme Others: * Associates in Rural Development, Inc. (ARD) * ACG Countries * Food Security II Cooperative Agreement * Hunger Web * University of Pennsylvania African Studies WWW
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    The WHO Statistical Information System (World Health Organization)
    The purpose of this WHOSIS website (WHO Statistical Information System) is to describe - and to the extent possible provide access to - statistical and epidemiological data and information presently available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere in electronic or other forms. Most WHO technical programmes make information available to the public. The WHOSIS allows the user to search by keywords through the entire WHO website, and globally throughout the WWW. Data available here include: Health-For-All Global Indicators, Global Health Situation and Projections-Estimates, The Mortality Database, The Weekly Epidemiological Record, Malaria Information, EPI Information System: Coverage, EPI Information System: Incidence, AIDS Reporting, by Region, European Health-for-All Statistical Database, Demographic and Health Surveys, Veterinary Public Health Information, and WHO Global Database on Child Growth. You will find first a description of a study's contents and then either 1) the data will be presented on the screen, 2) you will have the opportunity to download a zipped file to be expanded and run locally, or 3) you will be given the coordinates (e-mail address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, etc.) to contact the person(s) responsible for each database. Also see the European mirror site.

    Yale University Social Science Data Archive (Yale University, Social Science Libraries and Information Services)
    Yale faculty, students and staff have access to this collection. The SSDA contains public opinion surveys, surveys of economic behavior, surveys of electoral behavior, census data, health data, and economic and social indicators. SSDA data files are cataloged in StatCat (; Subject strengths include: political behavior and attitudes, electoral processes, economic behavior and indicators, health statistics, census public use microdata, social indicators and public opinion surveys. Of special note: SSDA contains approximately 17,000 computer files that duplicate the holdings of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, 1935-1983. Since 1984, materials have been added to the Yale Roper Collection on a selective basis.

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