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Social Science Data Archives

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.

The Archaeology Data Service (University of York)
The aim of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is to collect, describe, catalogue, preserve, and provide user support for digital resources that are created as a product of archaeological research. Over the years, archaeologists have amassed a vast collection of fieldwork data archives, a significant proportion of which remain unpublished. Access to data, even those which are published, is often difficult or inconvenient at best. The ADS will be providing an integrated on-line catalogue to its collections, which will be available over the Internet. The ADS will be seeking to work with the national and local archaeological agencies and those research councils involved in the funding of archaeological research, to negotiate deposition of project data. This will include data derived from fieldwork as well as desk- based studies. The types of data involved include: text reports, databases (related to excavated contexts or artefacts, for example), images (including aerial photographs, remote sensing imagery, photographs of sites, features and artefacts), digitised maps and plans, numerical datasets related to topographical and sub-surface surveys and other locational data, as well as reconstruction drawings. The ADS is part of the The Arts & Humanities Data Service.

Australian Social Science Data Archives (Australian National University)
Australian Social Science Data Archives
Research School of Social Sciences
Australian National University
G.P.O. Box 4
Canberra, A.C.T. 2601
(062) 49 4400
The Archives is financed by the Australian National University and acts as an agent for the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc., (ACSPRI). The collections include over 500 general Australian social science data sets and the Australian Census of Population and Housing data from 1966 to present. The Archive produces a catalogue of holdings, SSDA Data Catalogue and newsletter, ACSPRI Newsletter. Data sets resulting from research by academic, government and private organisations and individuals have been deposited in the Archives. In addition to its acquisition and distribution activities, the Social Science Data Archives has established a library of reference sources to data collection activities in Australia. Reference materials cover the data collection activities of Commonwealth and State government agencies, major polling organisations and individual researchers.

Brown University Social Science Data Services (SSDS)
Social Sciences Data Services (SSDS) is a resource unit within the Rockefeller Library that can assist patrons with the identification, retrieval, and use of social science data available in electronic form.

Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
National Survey of Families and Households Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

The Center for International Health Information (CIHI)
CIHI's purpose is to provide timely, reliable, and accurate information on the Population, Health, and Nutrition (PHN) sector in developing countries for USAID. Data here include: The Health Statistics Database (HSD) which tracks a variety of indicators of health status, population dynamics, nutritional status, use of population health and nutrition (PHN) services, behavior, knowledge, and PHN sector resources including Infant Mortality Rate, Under-Five Mortality Rate, Fertility Rate, and Contraceptive Prevalence Rate; The Health Statistics Reports (selected health and demographic statistics are brought together from multiple sources to provide an overview of health and population conditions in a given developing country; each report contains a summary table presenting current available data on demographic, child survival, and other health indicators, a variety of tables and graphs providing historical time series for some of the major indicators, and a series of graphs comparing current data for a given country with available data for the country's region, its income group, and for developing countries in general; each report concludes with notes on the data and a comprehensive list of sources cited). There are also lists of publications and links to related sites. The Center for International Health Information (CIHI) is a USAID information management activity operated by Information Management Consultants, Inc., of McLean, Virginia, in conjunction with the International Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and The Futures Group (FUTURES).

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.

    CESOP -- Centro de Estudos de Opinião Pública (University of Campinas, Brazil)
    The Center for Studies on Public Opinion - CESOP is an interdisciplinary initiative based at the University of Campinas - UNICAMP Brazil. Its major goals are to establish a specialized structure, to gather and organize survey data; provide consulting services, and develop research projects and training programs in the general field of public opinion methodology and quantitative analysis on social sciences. The CESOP also acts as an interdisciplinary locus for research and provides methodological support to research projects developed in the departments of the University. CESOP organizes the National Survey Data Bank on Public Opinion, composed of surveys produced in Brazil on general behavior, attitudes, opinions and motivations of individuals and institutions observed in different social, economic and political contexts. The CESOP' Survey Data Bank is composed of raw data, questionnaires and research reports made by private enterprises and scientific centers. The CESOP' Survey Data Bank is accessible to the public, and provides an organized consultation of Brazilian public opinion data for researchers and professionals in the area.

    Columbia University, Electronic Data Services

    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

    Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
    CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe. It encourages the exchange of data and technology and fosters the development of new organisations in sympathy with its aims. It associates and cooperates with other international organisations sharing similar objectives. The CESSDA home pages allow easy access to the catalogues of member organisations and provide a central news forum about its activities and other relevant information. Members include the national data archives in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom,

    Danish Data Archive (DDA)
    Niels Bohrs Alle 25
    DK-5230 Odense M.
    The DDA is part of the Danish State Archive and serves as an archive for all of Denmark. The collections include over 1500 survey data files, and aggregate and statistical files covering the areas of political science, sociology, social medicine and mental health, history and demography, economic time series, and regional data. A catalogue of holdings, Danish Data Guide, and newsletter, DDA-Nyt, are available from the Archives.

    Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) (University of Wisconsin - Madison.)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    3308 Social Science Building
    Madison, Wisconsin 53706
    (608) 262-7962
    DPLS is an archive and distributor for locally-produced data from University of Wisconsin researchers.

    Data Library, Humanities and Social Science Library, University of Alberta (Alberta Canada)

    Data Resources Available at Queen's (Social Science Data Center. Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
    Although specifically for data available to Queen's University, this site include information available without restriction and data subject to authorization as well. Include here are the data in the "Canadian Opinion Research Archive." Included here are text and survey data from the following: Decima Quarterly Report (1980-); Environics Focus Canada Report (1978-); Environics Focus Ontario Report (1985-); Environics Environmental Monitor (1987- ); CROP Inc. Political Surveys (1977- ); CROP Inc. 3SC Socio-Cultural Surveys (1983-). Also included are data from other surveys, aggregate data, and geographic data.

    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

    Electronic and Special Media Records (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Center For Electronic Records)
    This division of NARA accessions, preserves and provides access to U.S. Federal Government electronic records of continuing value. These are federal records designed for computer processing that Federal agencies have transferred to NARA for archival custody. The holdings are as diverse as the activities and interests of the Federal Government and number more than 200,000 unique files. Online access to some of NARA's accessioned federal electronic records is offered through NARA's Access to Archival Databases (AAD) resource.

    The Framingham Heart Study (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
    In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study -- under the direction of the National Heart Institute (now known as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; NHLBI) -- embarked on an ambitious project in health research. At the time, little was known about the general causes of heart disease and stroke, but the death rates for CVD had been increasing steadily since the beginning of the century and had become an American epidemic. The researchers recruited 5,209 men and women between the ages of 30 and 62 from the town of Framingham, Massachusetts, and began the first round of extensive physical examinations and lifestyle interviews that they would later analyze for common patterns related to CVD development. Since 1948, the subjects have continued to return to the study every two years for a detailed medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests, and in 1971, the study enrolled a second-generation group -- 5,124 of the original participants' adult children and their spouses -- to participate in similar examinations. The Framingham Heart Study is now conducted in collaboration with Boston University. Included here are: Policies and Procedures for Requesting Genetic Materials and data, a Bibliography of Published Papers, Links to Other Resources, and more.

    GEOBASE Israel regional database (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
    GEOBASE is organized as a geographic Data Warehouse consists of regularly updated annual and quarterly series on topics such as: economic activities, labor and wages, population, transportation, tourism, housing & construction and education. Its contents is extracted from sources such as statistical publications, local authorities databases, public services records, and summaries derived from individual level datasets. The main source of data is the Central Bureau of Statistics. GEOBASE data model incorporates three dimensions: The spatial-regional dimension - already includes all urban localities, sub-quarters in cities, regional municipalities, districts, sub-districts as well as main inter-locality roads. The time dimension - consists of annual, quarterly, monthly and other (such as censuses) items. The majority of the data is organized in time series. The content dimension - regional aggregates of population, labor force, incomes, transportation, tourism, construction, dwelling, schools and other economic activities - each series relates to one or more geographic level. GEOBASE is a joint venture of the Social Science Data Archive and the GIS Center at Hebrew University.

    The History Data Service (Arts and Humanities Data Service)
    The History Data Service provides a framework for the preservation and supply of historical data materials held in computerreadable form and for the exchange of information about such resources. The work of the History Data Service includes: *establishing a collection of historical data from a wide range of sources; *providing the research and teaching community with information about and access to this collection; *providing information about and access to resources held elsewhere; *a programme of data enrichment and enhancement for selected collections of data; *developing network tools to enable enhanced access to these collections; *preserving the increasing number of machinereadable historical data files that are being created across disciplines, both within and outside of higher education.
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    International Archive of Education Data (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
    The International Archive of Education Data (IAED) is a project sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. Over a period of several years, the Archive will acquire, process, document, and disseminate data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. Data will encompass the "inputs" to education (funding, personnel, teaching resources, facilities, teacher and student preparation, etc.), the variety of processes by which teaching and learning occur, and the "outputs" of education (graduation and matriculation rates, drop-out rates, test scores, job placements, life histories, life assessments, etc.). The data stored in this new Archive are intended to support a wide variety of comparative and longitudinal research through the preservation and sharing of data resources. The Archive seeks to serve the needs of academics, policymakers, and researchers in the field of education. Data from NCES will form the initial foundation of the Archive. The Archive, housed in and operated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, will preserve all of the NCES public-use research data holdings and make these holdings, as resources permit, suitably available for research throughout the nation and the world. Data files, documentation, and reports are downloadable from the website in public-use format. The website features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the Archive. Examples of data held: Private School Survey (PSS); Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); National Household Education Survey (NHES); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS); National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS); Recent College Graduates (RCG); Adult Education Surveys; High School and Beyond (HS&B); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS); Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Program; National Assessments of Adult Literacy; Academic Library Survey; International Comparisons; School District Data Book.

    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 (Institute for Social Science Research, University of California, Los Angeles)
    Data archive at UCLA.

    The Lijphart Elections Archive (University of California, San Diego)
    The Lijphart Elections Archive, housed at the University of California, San Diego campus, is a research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries. The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats. The Archive originally acquired print copies of the data and is now focusing on online data. The catalog of holdings details archive holdings of both print and online data as well as access to data when it can be freely disseminated. In addition the catalog links to other sources of online election data and information that can be found on the internet.

    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 Archives of Canada
    395 Wellington Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON3
    (613) 995-2642
    By law, no records of the Government of Canada can by destroyed without the consent of the National Archivist and all records deemed to be of archival value must be transferred to the National Archives of Canada. Electronic records are included in this mandate.

    National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) (Cornell University)
    Cornell University
    Family Life Development Center, MVR Hall
    Ithaca, New York 14853-4401
    (607) 255-7799
    The Archive is a centralized facility that acquires, processes, preserves, and disseminates high quality data sets relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. The Archive Update, a newsletter, is produced periodically to disseminate information about current data sets.

    Netherlands Historical Data Archive
    Netherlands Historical Data Archive
    PO Box 95110
    1090 HC Amsterdam
    phone: (31) (0)20 4628600
    The initiative for the foundation of the NHDA was taken in 1989. In 1997 the NHDA became part of the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (, which is an institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. The NHDA is now, together with the Steinmetz Archive (Dutch Social Science Data Archive) part of the Section Digital Data Archives. The NHDA preserves and maintains datasets containing historical source material. Part of the collection is freely accessible and can be downloaded from the Internet. The collection includes census data, data on colonial trade, criminal data, prosopography, itineraries etc. The NHDA is also engaged in a training programme for historians, and organizes specialized courses in the field of history and computing.

    New Zealand Social Research Data Archives
    NZ Social Research Data Archives
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Massey University
    Private Bag 11-222
    Palmerston North
    New Zealand
    Phone: (06) 35O5354
    Fax: (06) 3505696
    The New Zealand Social Research Data Archives (NZSRDA) located in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Massey University was established in 1992. Its purpose is to collect,clean, document and preserve computer- readable data relating to social, political and economic affairs and to make that data available for further research and analysis.

    Norwegian Social Science Data Services
    Hans Holmboesgate 22
    N-5007 Bergen
    Norway 47-5-212117
    These services are financed by the Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities. The data collections include the Norwegian Commune Data Base, Nordic Data Base for Regional Data, Survey Archive, Norwegian Political Elite, and Norwegian Organizations. A catalogue of holdings, NSD Data Catalogue, annual report, and newsletter, NSD Brukermelding (published in Norwegian), are available. The Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) also are engaged in the development of computer-based teaching materials and tools to facilitate statistical analysis. NSDstat+ was designed as a general statistical program which integrates numerical, graphical, and cartographical presentations. It is available from NSD and is used by universities, governmental bodies and municipal administrations.

    Political Database of the Americas (Georgetown University and the Organization of American States)
    The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in collaboration with the Organization of American States, and with the generous support of the Tinker Foundation, initiated the creation of the Resource Unit on Democratic Governability and the Political Database of the Americas. Contains historical and current election results for the countries of the Americas (including: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, U.S.A, and Venezuela). Also has reference materials and primary documents in the areas of Constitutions and Constitutional Studies, Electoral Systems, civil society, political parties, and executive, legislative and judicial institutions. The sectin on electoral systems contains election laws for the countries of the Americas.

    Princeton University Data Library.

    The Roper Center (University of Connecticut)
    P.O. Box 440
    Storrs, CT 06268-0440
    (860) 486-4440
    Founded in 1946, the Roper Center is the largest archive for public opinion data containing over 11,000 separate studies conducted by leading survey organizations in over 75 countries. In the U.S., the Center receives most of the commercially available data collected by the major survey research firms and the media including ABC News and ABC News/Washington Post, Gallup Organization, General Electric Quarterly Surveys, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, National Opinion Research Center, and Yankelovich. Foreign holdings include surveys conducted by Brule Ville Associates in France, Social Surveys Limited in Great Britain, the Canadian Institute of Public Opinion, and holdings of the Latin American Survey Data Bank. The Center services include providing machine-readable data sets, data set analysis, customized searches, and access to POLL, an online database of the Center's holdings, which includes survey questions and responses.

    The Social Science Data Center (SSDC) ( University of Pennsylvania)
    An archive of over 7,000 data sets which is 62 gigabytes of data. Most of that data comes from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

    Social Science Informatics Centre (TARKI)
    H-1027 Budapest
    Frankel Leo u. 11
    email: h57kol@ella.uucp
    The Hungarian Social Science Informatics Centre, TARKI, is a joint venture of the five major research units in Hungary. The archives consists of over 250 research surveys including sociological data collections and the social statistical surveys of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. The data bank is public and access to data conforms to international standards. Tapes are make available to university students free of charge and to professional researchers for a small fee.

    The Social Sciences Data Center and Geographical Information Systems Lab (University of Virginia)

    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).

    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.

    State Institute of Statistics (SIS), Prime Ministry (Republic of Turkey)
    T.C Basbakanlik Devlet Istatistik Enstitusu
    Publications Communications and Public Relations Division
    Necatibey Cad. No: 114
    06100 Ankara, Turkey
    voice: 90 312 418 50 27
    FAX: 90 312 417 04 32
    The State Institute of Statistics (SIS) is a technical and scientific institute which produces publications to fulfill Turkey's information needs on social, economic, and cultural subjects. The main function of SIS is to comprehensively determine information needs, collect and compile data, and finally, to present information to its users according to the highest international standards. Data are available on diskette and magnetic tape. Some data are available on the Web site.

    Statistics and Social Science Group at NYU
    Part of the Academic Computing Facility at New York University, the Social Science Group offers information about using SAS, SPSS, statistical packages in general, and more.

    Statistics Netherlands
    Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek
    Afdeling Verkoop
    Kamer J116
    Postbus 4481
    6401 CZ Heerlen
    The Netherlands
    Tel.: +31 (45) 5 70 79 70
    Fax: +31 (45) 5 70 62 68
    Statistics Netherlands is the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands collects, processes and analyses data. Then it publishes the statistical results. The data come from people or organisations (companies, institutes). With the present statistical methods and techniques, often only a limited group (sample) needs to supply information to Statistics Netherlands. Some data are available online; see The year in figures page.

    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)

    Swedish Social Science Data Services (Sweden)
    Box 5048
    S-402 21 Goteborg
    phone: 46 31 773 12 10 FAX: 46 31 773 49 13
    Since 1985, the service has been an independent institute at the University of Goteborg. The collections include social science survey data, as well as aggregate and statistical data. All documentation is in Swedish. A catalogue of holdings, Data Collections, and newsletter, SSDkontakt, are available. Also ELSA -- Electronic Library of the SSD Archive is available over internet to any x-terminal through a hypertext-oriented system build upon UNIX and ATK.

    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.

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

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

    University of Hong Kong, Social Science Research Center, Social Science Data Archive
    The initial data sets will be drawn from the studies done by John Bacon-Shone, Robert Chung and Jeffrey Day in the SSRC.

    University of Pittsburgh Electronic Text Project
    The University of Pittsburgh Electronic Text Project is a reseach and development effort investigating the technology and policy issues involved in producing, collecting, and serving richly marked-up scholarly texts (not numeric data) over the University and wide-area network. It is included here because of the relationship of text achiving to data archiving and codebook markup and preservation. Projects include Document Image Capture, Optical Character Recognition, SGML Encoding, the TEI DTD, and Hypertext Linking, Non-Roman Character and Glyph Presentation, Network Serving of Texts, and Long-term Text Storage and Preservation.

    Urban Information Center (University of Missiouri -- St. Louis)
    As a core group agency within the Missouri State Census Data Center (MSCDC) the UIC takes primary responsibility for building and maintaining a public archive of several thousand data files and related software and metadata. The archive is currently over 30 gigabytes and includes one of the most extensive collections of U.S. decennial census data in the country. While a few of the data series are limited to the St. Louis metro area, most of them cover at least the states of Missouri and Illinois, and in many cases the entire United States. Another UIC specialty is the application of GIS technology to analyze and display spatial data. The UIC has been a pioneer in the processing of DIME and TIGER geographic base files. While they now use a desktop GIF (Atlas*GIS) to do most of their data mapping, the UIC still does a lot of their geo-spatial analysis work in SAS using their own programs. The center has a wealth of data available online as well as meta-data (codebooks, data dictionaries) and SAS code. Much of the data available here is in tables. John Blodgett is the Manager of the Urban Information Center.

    World Map of Social Science Data Archives (Norwegian Social Sciences Data Services)
    This map has clickable icons of various kinds of connections to data archives all over the world.

    ZA Zentralarkiv fuer Europaeische Sozialforschung (at Köln)
    Universitat zu Koln
    Bachemer Str. 40
    D-5000 Koln 41
    Germany 49-221-444086
    The Zentralarchiv is jointly financed by the University and the Federal Minister for Research and Technology. It collects data from all fields of empirical research with an emphasis on survey data. Special collections include national election studies since 1953, consumer studies, leisure and tourism studies, communication and media research, and the German General Social Surveys. A catalogue, Umfragen aus der empirischen Sozialforschung 1945-1982, and newsletter, ZA-Information, are available. The Archive also publishes a book series, Contributions to Empirical Social Research, and an annual publication, Empirical Social Research.

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