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Data Services: Data Sources by Subjects

Data sources by Subject

U.S. Census - Economics, housing, population demographics

  • American Factfinder This website provides access to data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.  Data includes statistics on population, housing, poverty, income, age, race, sex and education, business and economics.
  • DataFerrett: DataFerrett is a data analysis and extraction tool to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements. Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands then turn those spreadsheets into graphs and maps without any additional software.
  • NHGIS: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2014.
  • ATUS: Time use data from the U.S. Census.  Started in 2003, it "provides detailed information about the activities in which respondents engage together with extensive information about the characteristics of those respondents and other members of their households."

Country

World

Criminal Justice

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics:  This site provides data on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justices systems at all levels of government.
  • Uniform Crime Reporting:  The site provides FBI gathered crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Nation that voluntarily participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

Economics

Education

Energy

Environment

Health

Labor and Employment

  • American Factfinder This website provides access to data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.  Data includes statistics on population, housing, poverty, income, age, race, sex and education, business and economics.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics This website provides data regarding the labor market, working conditions, and inflation in the economy.  This website will also provide access to the Occupational Handbook and information on careers.
  • O*NET: descriptions of skills needed for various occupations, job projections.

Medical

Population

  • American Factfinder This website provides access to data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.  Data includes statistics on population, housing, poverty, income, age, race, sex and education, business and economics.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics This website provides data regarding the labor market, working conditions, and inflation in the economy.
  • Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts:  This website will provide historical census data from 1790 population counts to the present.  Some information may not be available for all years.
  • International Data Base (IDB):  This website provides access to data for countries around the world.  Data includes demographic, economic, social and geographic information.
  • ICPSR: Raw survey results for Political and Social Science research.  See the ICPSR tab for more information

World

Multiple Subjects

  • Figshare: Figures, charts and data from articles and research papers.  Generic, multidisciplinary.
  • Dryad Digital Repository: Data underling scientific and medical literature.
  • Dataverse: Multi-disciplinary, but most datasets are social sciences or medical.
  • Deep Blue Data: U. of Michigan research data repository
  • data.gov: Portal to nearly 200,000 U.S. government datasets.  
  • DataOne: Ecological data

 

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