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Resources for Numeric & GeoSpatial Data Services

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Internet Data Sources
 Agriculture & Fisheries
 Census & Demography
 Crime & Justice
 Economics
 Education
 Elections
 Energy & Environment
 Finance
 GIS & Spatial
 Health
 Labor
 Religion
 Social Indicators
 Surveys & Polls
 Trade


Journals

Education

Tutorials

Associations and Organizations

Contact

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203.251.8521
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Steve Batt
Reference Liaison Librarian, Journalism, Political Science, Federal Documents
860.486.6128
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Information on Numeric & GeoSpatial Data

Glossary of Social Science Computer and Social Science Data Terms
Data Alphabet Soup

Blogs

DocuTicker.com
Daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups. DocuTicker is compiled by the librarians who bring you ResourceShelf.com

FAQ - Missouri University Libraries

Aren't data and statistics pretty much the same thing? #2
What is a codebook? #1
How does ICPSR compare with the Roper Center as a source for data? #11
What is FERRET? #9
Where can I find data websites that offer analysis? #15

What is GIS?
"Simply put, a Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of information about a place to provide a better understanding of that place. What layers of information are combined depends on the purpose—finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on." (from GIS.com)

Selected CSISS Classics on Spatial Data uses in Social Sciences (click links for essays, bibliographies, innovations information) Mapping London's Poverty, 1885-1903, Charles Booth
The Reading of the American City, 1973, Grady Clay
Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, 1968, Constantinos Doxiadia
The "Fractional Code" for Land Use Mapping, 1933, Vernor C. Finch
Edge Cities: Life on the New Frontier, 1991, Joel Garreau
Proxemic Theory, 1966, Edward T. Hall
Slums of the Great Cities Survey Maps, 1893, Florence Kelley
Mapping Southern Politics, 1949, Valdimer Orlando Key
London Labour and the London Poor, 1861, Henry Mayhew
Medical Geography and Human Ecology, 1977, Melinda S. Meade
The City, 1925, Robert Park & Ernest Burgess & Roderick McKenzie
Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas, 1969, Clifford R. Shaw & Henry D. McKay
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 1983, Edward Tufte
Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900 , 1962, Sam Bass Warner
Theory of the Location of Industries, 1929, Alfred Weber (translated by Carl J. Friedrich)

 

Statistics & Statistical Software Guides


Statistical Software Guides & Tools SAS | SAS 9 Documentation
SPSS
Stata
Data Library Software Tools, UW-Madison
Statistical Texts & Study Guides HyperStat : An Introductory Textbook and Tutorial for Help in Statistics ©1993-2003 David M. Lane
Electronic Textbook StatSoft ©StatSoft, Inc., 1984-2005
StatNotes: An Textbook by G. David Garson, NCSU
Citation Guides Citation Styles for Data, US Census Bureau recommendations
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Library Collections and Services

The UCONN Libraries Catalog: HOMER
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Service
  Available only to members of the UConn community.
MAGIC - Map and Geographic Information Center
Selected Statistical Databases CenStats
Business and demographic databases from the US Bureau of the Census
China Data Service
Comprehensive statistics and economic information of China to domestic and overseas clients
EUROMONITOR World Marketing Data & Statistics
Includes country-level data on demographic, economic, and other marketing indicators
Global Development Finance
Contains 207 time series (1970-2005) in statistical tables focused on external debt for 150 developing countries
International Financial Statistics (CD ROM)
26,000+ annual, quarterly, and monthly time series of economic & financial statistics on ±200 countries
iPoll
US Public opinion data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations
LexisNexis Statistical
Access to 200 federal agencies, 50 state governments, 100 international intergovernmental organizations, and 500 private and academic sources
OECD Historical Statistics 1970-2000 (CD ROM)
Annual publication provides an overview of the economic development of the Member countries of the OECD since 1970
STAT-USA
Current US and international business, economic, and trade statistics from the Department of Commerce
SourceOECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development statistical databases ONLY
World Bank Africa Database (CD ROM)
Over 1,200 indicators of macro-economic and social data for 53 African countries and 20 country groups, and year-by-year time series back to 1970
World Development Indicators (WDI )
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Print Resources


Quantitative Data (selected)
Analyzing Quantitative Data: From Description to Explanation
HA29 .B556 2003
Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities
H61.3 .C654 2002
From Numbers to Words: Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences
HA29 .M83165 2002
Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
HA29 .H78 2004
Interpreting Quantitative Data
HA35 .B97 2002
Processing Data: The Survey Example
H61.3 .B68 1992
Reasoning with Statistics: How to Read Quantitative Research
HA29 .W525 2001

Qualitative Data (selected)
Context and Method in Qualitative Research
H62 .C6445 1997
Researching Culture: Qualitative Method and Cultural Studies
GN345 .A4413 1995
The New Language of Qualitative Method
H62 .G82 1997
Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies
HN29 .W42 1994
Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences
LB1028 .F64 2004
Handbook of Qualitative Research
H62 .H2455 2000
Doing Qualitative Research Differently
H62 .H593 2000

Spatial Data (selected)
Getting To Know ArcView GIS: The Geographic Information System (GIS) for Everyone
G70.212 .G48 1999
The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis
G70.212 .M57 1999
Qualitative Geography: Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis
G70.3 .F68 2000
Geographic Information Analysis
G70.212 .O85 2003
Integrated Geospatical Technologies: A Guide to GPS, GIS, and Data Logging
G70.212 .T54 2003
A Place in History: A Guide to GIS in Historical Research
D16.12 .G745 2003
Geographic Information Systems in Institutional Research
LA227.3 .N43 no.120 2003


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Data Centers & Data Archives


University of Connecticut Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Center for Survey Research & Analysis
Center for Population Research
Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis
Roper Center for Public Opinion National & International American Association for Public Opinion Research
DANS, joint initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
GEOSTAT, Geospatial & Statistical Data Center
University of Virginia Library
Edinburgh Data Library, Internet Data Sources
Eurostat- Statistical Office of the European Communities
Covers European Union, its Member States and its partners
General Register Office for Scotland
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
Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data, DPLS
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Minnesota Population Center
University of Minnesota, specializing in Demography
Murray Research Center, Harvard University
Purpose - promote use of existing social science data to explore human development and social change. National archive of over 270 studies
National Bureau of Economic Research, Data
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
30 member countries, work covers economic and social issues - macroeconomics, trade, education, development, science and innovation
Odum Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Survey Research in Social Sciences
IPUMS-Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
Twenty-seven high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fourteen federal censuses
Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
Swiss Information and Data Archive Service for the Social Sciences (SIDOS), Links to Data
The World Bank, Data and Statistics
UC San Diego Social Science Research Gateway
UK Data Archive
Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK
University of Michigan, Statistical Resources on the Web Return to Table of Contents

 

Internet Data Sources by Subject Area


Agriculture & Fisheries
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Census of Agriculture
Complete account of US agricultural production, including comprehensive data at the county level
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Commodity Information
Links to bulk, intermediate, and consumer-oriented (BICO) agricultural product data, world market & commodity analysis reports, and exports - import breakdowns by commodity
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Databases & Statistics
Links to fisheries statistics, databases and applications as well as descriptions of fishery statistical databases
EWG Farm Subsidy Database
US Department of Agriculture's data on american farm subsidies, 1995-2000, and detailed information by specific subsidy

Census & Demography
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American FactFinder
US Census Bureau, provides tables and maps of all census (1990 & 2000 tracts) geographies to the block level
County and City Data Book, also available via HOMER
Wide range of statistical measures for cities, counties, and states in the US
Demographic & Health Surveys
The DHS Data Archive contains population and health survey data from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
GEOHIVE: Global Statistics
Statistics on human population, wealth, infrastructure, natural phenomena at the regional, country, provice and city level. Links to statistical organizations worldwide
Historical Census Data (UVA Geostat Center)
Data on US (state and county) population and economy from 1790 to 1960
Census 2000 at ICPSR
IPUMS-USA and International (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series)
Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, provides national census data from 1850 to 2000; International is a new project worldwide census data
Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics, indicators include population, economics, health status, health risks & behaviors, and health care
Population Reference Bureau
Contains data on 95 demographic variables for over 220 countries, 28 world regions and the world as a whole
Social Science & Government Data Library
University of California, Berkeley. Contains Summary and Summary Tape Files from Census 1990 & 2000
Statistical Yearbook - Immigration Information (library access to older versions via HOMER catalog)
Links to PDF files for select statistics (enforcement, immigration, naturalizations, refugees/asylees, temporary admissions) 1996-2003

Crime & Justice
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Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Department of Justice, Crime & Justice Data provides access to the FBI's Uniform Crime Statistics by state (1960-2001), homicide reports, and law enforcement management and administrative statistics
National Archive of Criminal Justics Data
NACJD preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from federal agencies, state agencies and investigator inititated research projects
State Politics & Policy Quarterly Data Resources
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sponsored by The Practical Researcher section of State Politics & Policy Quarterly. Data sets including 40+ state-level indicators ranging from crime rates to unified partisan control of state government

Economic
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County Business Patterns Download Page
County Business pattern files in csv (comma-separated values) format from 1988 - 2001. Files from 1988 - 1997 use Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), files from 1998 - 2001 use the North American Industry Classification System descriptions (NAICS)
Economagic: Economic Time Series Page
200,000+ time series for economic research, especially economic forecasting. Core data sets involve US macroeconomic data, but bulk is employment data by local area. Excel™ files for all series, customizable charts, XY Plots and Regressions--turn on Advanced Features toolbar
Economic Report of the President
GPO Access, select Downloadable Reports/Tables
FRED® II, Federal Reserve Economic Data
Time series coverage of building starts, consumer price indexes, employment figures, GDP, interest rates, production and prices. Financial data include foreign exchange rates and selected interest rates
International Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Encompass international transactions accounts (balance of payments), international investment positions accounts (accumulated stocks of US-owned assets abroad and foreign-owned assets in the US), estimates of US direct investment abroad, foreign direct investment in the US
NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database
Joint effort between National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and US Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies (CES). Contains annual industry-level data on output, employment, payroll and other input costs, investment, capital stocks, TFP, and various industry-specific price indexes. The database covers all 4-digit manufacturing industries from 1958-1996, in two versions: 1987 SIC codes (459 industries) and 1972 SIC codes (448 industries)
National Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Time series data (some as early as 1929) for GDP, National Income and Product Accounts, chain-type price and quantity indices, personal savings as a percentage of disposable personal income, computer purchases in selected components of GDP
PSID, Panel Study of Income Dynamics
University of Michigan - Longitudinal survey, representative sample of US individuals and their families, ongoing since 1968, data collected annually, full span of information collected over course of the study. Includes data sets, codebook, and questionnaires
Poverty, US Census Bureau
Covers poverty thresholds (1980-1998), poverty data from Current Population Report 1958-1998, materials on methodology of poverty calculation, and links to related sites such as Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), Current Population Survey (CPS), American Community Survey (APS), Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
PovertyNet, World Bank Group
Poverty monitoring, including income poverty, social indicators, estimates of inequality, GNP per capita, India Datasets. Links to World Bank's Poverty Monitoring Database, Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), and Household Expenditure & Income Data for Transitional Economies Web site
Privatization Link, World Bank Group
Marketing & information service, contains information on current investment opportunities in developing countries and economies in transition. Database of background data features fact sheet summaries of privatization program in key countries and regions, information on institutions involved in privatization, privatization program and progress details to date, and details of relevant laws and bidding procedures (from website)
Regional Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Includes State & Local Personal Income, Gross State Product (GSP), Regional Input-Output Modeling System (RIMS II), BEA's Regional FACT Sheet (BEARFACTS)
Tax Statistics, Internal Revenue Service
Links include Statistics of Income (SOI), IRS Statistical Overview, Products, Publications and Papers for the study of population, Taxpayer Compliance Research
The Survey of Economic Expectations, Waves 1-8
Nationwide survey that examines how Americans in the labor force perceive their near-term economic future, asked as a periodic module of the WISCON Survey (ongoing project of the U of Wisconsin Survey Center)
Total Economy Database, University of Groningen Growth & Developement Centre
Includes series on Real GDP, Population, Employment, Annual Working Hours, GDP per capita, per person employed and per hour for maximum 99 countries from 1950 forward
UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. This site contains links to data under both the Programmes and Statistics tabs, as well as direct links to papers and reports found under the Digital Library tab.
UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Links to Trends in Europe & North America Yearbook, Human Settlements Database, Gender Statistics Database, Robotics Index, Gas Centre Database, and Demographic Database
UNU/WIDER - UNDP World Income Inequality Database
United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research. Cross-country and time level series of income inequalities on 149 countries, spanning 1950 to 1998 (currently being updated, 2004)
World Investment Reports - UNCTAD
The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991, covers latest trends in foreign direct investment around the World and analyses in-depth one selected topic related to foreign direct investment and development.

Education
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Information on Public Schools and School Districts in the United States
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data (CCD), the primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the US. CCD survey annually collects data about all public elementary and secondary schools, all local education agencies, and all state education agencies throughout the US
IAED - International Archive of Education Data
"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.)" (description on website)
NCES - National Center for Education Statistics
Links to Survey & Program Areas, ED Stats at a Glance, Quick Tables & Figures, NCES Fast Facts, Data Tools
SDDB - School District Database (NBER 95-705)
National Bureau of Economic Research, special tabulation of 1990 Census long forms by school district boundary and children's ages. Covers large number of combinations of household type, race, income etc. Categorized by children's age, grade level or enrollment status
SDDS - School District Demographics System, NCES
"The School District Demographics website provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education" (description on website)
School Enrollment, US Census Bureau
School Enrollment data are collected annually in the October Current Population Survey (CPS, CP-20) for the Nation. Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected topics are available as well. Some files go back to 1947
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication, back to 1970

Elections
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American National Election Studies, University of Michigan
National survey data of American electorate in presidential and midterm election years, includes Time-Series Studies, Research & Development (Pilot) Studies, Senate Election Studies, 1982 Methods Comparison Study, and Panel Studies
Cattaneo Web Archive of Italian Election Results and Surveys
University of California, Berkeley, results of the national Chamber of Deputies elections in the 1948-1996 period and are organised on the municipal level. For each election year the number of electors, voters, valid votes and votes for party are available (Uses SDA: Survey Documentation & Analysis, a set of programs for documentation and Web-Based analysis of survey data)
Lijphart Elections Archive, UC San Diego
Research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries
 
ROAD - Record of American Democracy Project, 1984-1990, Harvard University
Includes election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). Also includes geographic boundary files so users can easily draw maps with these data

Energy/Environment
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Clean Air Markets, US Environmental Protection Agency
Various emissions & effects datasets. Topics include: area boundaries, air, climate/meteorology, demographics, deposition, emissions, land, sensitive resources, etc. (select "Progress and Results" or "Data and Maps")
Energy Information Agency (EIA), US Department of Energy
Official Energy Statistics from the US Government, includes International data, information organized by Geography, Fuel Type, Sector, Price, or Process, Environment, Forecasts, and Analyses
GEO Data Portal
Authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. database holds 400+ different variables such as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP
GRID-Arendal: GIS and Maps Database
GIS and Maps available for download or use. A creation of the Government of Norway and UNEP following the 1987 World Summit on Environment and Development, located in Arendal, Norway
National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
Since 1991, USGS scientists with the NAWQA program have been collecting and analyzing data and information in more than 50 major river basins and aquifers across the Nation. The goal is to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ecosystems to support sound management and policy decisions
National Climatic Data Center
NCDC has approximately 1000 data sets in both digital and non digital form.

Finance
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Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Links to international and consolidated banking statistics as well as securities and derivatives statistics. Also included are Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank Statistics on External Debt
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Statistics on Banking (FDIC)
Quarterly publication that provides detailed aggregate financial information as well as key structural data (number of institutions and branches) for all FDIC-insured institutions, can dynamically generate reports
Private Participation in Infrastructure Project (PPI), The World Bank Group
Tracks information 2,700+ infrastructure projects with private investment in energy, telecommunications, transport, and water and sewerage sectors in low- and middle-income countries, data available from 1984 to 2002
Data Download, Federal Reserve Board
Pilot project designed to provide interactive access to Federal Reserve Board data. This application allows users to create custom datasets to download in machine readable electronic formats (Excel, CSV, XML).

GIS/Geospatial Data
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AI-GEOSTATS
Sponsored by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, AI-GEOSTATS provides a gateway to geospatial information
Clean Air Markets- Progress and Results, EPA, GIS Data Download
Various emissions & effects datasets. Topics include: area boundaries, air, climate/meteorology, demographics, deposition, emissions, land, sensitive resources, etc.
Coastline Extractor, National Geophysical Data Center
Extracts coastline segments bounded by a specified latitude/longitude range and plots the extracted coast
GEO Data Portal
Authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. database holds 400+ different variables such as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP
GRID-Arnedal: GIS and Maps Database
GIS and Maps available for download or use. A creation of the Government of Norway and UNEP following the 1987 World Summit on Environment and Development, located in Arendal, Norway
GTOPO30
Global digital elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid spacing of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1 kilometer). GTOPO30 was derived from several raster and vector sources of topographic information. Completed in late 1996, GTOPO30 was developed over a three year period through a collaborative effort led by staff at the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center (EDC)
Geography Network
Provides access to geographic content from hundreds of organizations around the world. Content ranges from dynamic map services viewed to static geographic data sets that can be downloaded for use with mapping software
Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project, NGDC
A 30-arc-second (1-km) gridded, quality-controlled global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) (select "Get GLOBE Data")
National Atlas - Atlas Maps, USGS
In addition to providing high-quality, small-scale maps, the Atlas includes authoritative national geospatial and geostatistical data sets. Examples of digital geospatial data include soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, and watersheds. The Atlas includes easy-to use interactive maps
National Digital Map Library, UVa Library
Collection of digital maps created at the Geospatial and Statistical Center public domain data sets. Coverages available from the DLG data are: State Boundary, County Boundaries, National Parks and Forests, Hydrography, and Major Cities

Health
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Centers for Medicare & Medicade Services (CMS)
Statistics, Data & Research Information provides data on Medicare enrollment, utilization and expenditure as well as health care indicators and Medicaid
Global Atlas of Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)
Standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study
Surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG09740), the study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning. User Registration is required in order to download files
Health, United States, 2003, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics
International Classifications & Terminology, World Health Organization
Links to the WHO Classifications, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), and International Classification of Functioning (ICF)
NCHS Public-Use Data Files and Documentation
Users of this service have access to data sets, documentation, and questionnaires from NCHS surveys and data collection systems. Downloading instructions are available in "readme" files. Users of NCHS public-use data files must comply with data use restrictions.
NCHS DataWarehouse
Spreadsheet files for Healthy People 2000 - State Data, Selected Mortality Objectives, Selected Natality Objectives, Health Status Indicators, Priority Data Needs, and Health, United States
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Information on NCHS major data collection activities, data findings, and information about special activities and initiatives to improve access to--and the quality of--health statistics information

Labor
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LABORSTA Internet, International Labour Organisation
Main ILO database on labour statistics covering economically active population (data since 1945), employment, underemployment, employment by sex for detailed occupational groups (1970-2000), hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969)
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics, US Census Bureau
combine federal and state administrative data on employers and employees with core Census Bureau censuses and surveys while protecting the confidentiality of people and firms that provide the data
NBER, Current Population Survey
US Government's monthly survey of unemployment and labor force participation
Quarterly Workforce Indicators, US Census Bureau
Set of economic indicators-including employment, job creation, wages, and worker turnover-that can be queried by different levels of geography-state, county, metro, and workforce investment area-as well as by detailed industry, gender, and age of workers

Religion
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Adherents.com
collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc
American Religion Data Archive, (ARDA) Penn State
ARDA is a project funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups

Social Indicators
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Cingranelli and Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Dataset
CIRI Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 13 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries, annually from 1981-2003
HUD USER Data Set
Access to original electronic data sets generated by PD&R sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Ho Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as ho discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily ho stock, and the public ho population
Millenium Indicators Database, UN Statistics Division
Database of the 8 goals, 18 targets, and 48 indicators defined in the United Nations Millenium Declaration for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women
Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Access to the raw data and documentation containing information on: records of slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of 18th century France, slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the 18th century, English slave trade (House of Lords Survey), Angola slave trade in the 18th century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade in the 18th century, and slave trade to Jamaica
Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates
Estimates of selected income and poverty statistics (more current than the most recent decennial census). Estimates are created for states, counties, and school districts
Study of American Families, 1994
Conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, SAF is a telephone survey of randomly selected siblings of respondents to the 1994 General Social Survey (GSS). Researchers can combine the GSS and SAF data to study patterns of sibling resemblance in socioeconomic, attitudinal, family, cognitive ability, and other outcomes
Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL)
Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2002
Wide range of social and economic indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean

Surveys & Polls
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European Opinion Poll
Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission, addresses major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc
Harris Poll
Nationally representative polls, conducted both by telephone and , measure, and trend, the knowledge, opinions, behaviors and motivation of the general public. New survey data on a wide variety of subjects including politics, the economy, healthcare, foreign affairs, science and technology, sports and entertainment, and lifestyles are published weekly
iPoll, Roper Center for Public Opinion
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
Institute for Research in Social Science, Public Opinion Poll Question Database
Searchable questionnaire database for the Louis Harris polls, the Carolina and Southern Focus Polls, and National Network of State Polls surveys
Gallup Organization
Polls by general subject, poll releases in chronological order, poll trends, social and economic indicator polls. Please note that Gallup Poll Results are also available through LexisNexis Academic
World Values Survey
Worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change, builds on the European Values Survey

Trade
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Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS)
Comprehensive computerized information system at the HS-based tariff line level covering tariff, para-tariff and non-tariff measures as well as import flows by origin for more than 140 countries

Journals

 

Check HOMER for locations & access

Qualitative Research

FQS Forum: Quantitative Social Research (electronic)

Public Opinion

International Journal of Opinion and Attitude Research (print)
International Journal of Public Opinion Research (print/electronic)
Public Opinion Quarterly (print/electronic)
Public Perspective: A Roper Center Review of Public Opinion and Polling (print)
Polls (print)
What They Said (D410 .W46)

GIS
Cartography and Geographic Information Science (print)
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (print)
GEO Info Systems (print)
GeoInformatica (electronic access)
GeoSpatial Solutions (print)
International Journal of Geographical Information Science (print/electronic)
International Journal of Geographical Information Systems (print/electronic)
Journal of Geographical Systems (electronic access)
Newsletter / A Publication of the Federal Geographic Data Commission (microfiche/electronic)

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Education

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Department of Geography, University of Connecticut
PhD and MA in Geography
Department of Geography, University of Connecticut
Master of Survey Research
Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut
Remote Sensing/GIS Program
Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering, University of Connecticut
New School University, Milano Graduate School
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS)
Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

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Tutorials

 

Data Use Tutorial, ICPSR
SETUPS Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election, ICPSR
Polling 101: The Basics of Public Opinion Research, Roper Center for Public Opinion
Polling 201: Interpreting Poll Results, Roper Center for Public Opinion
US Census Tiger/Line Data, University of Colorado Denver
Working with 2000 Census Data in ArcGIS, University of Texas Austin
GIS Tutorials, Geospatial Resource Center Portal
Public Use Presentation Library, US Census Bureau

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Associations and Organizations

CESSDA - Council of European Social Science Data Archives
Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
GESIS - German Social Science Infrastructure Services
IASSIST - International Association of Social Science Information Service & Technology
IFDO - International Federation of Data Organisations
ICPSR - Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

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