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Social Science Data Resources: Frequently Used Data

Statistics and data resources by subject.

Key Resources

Remember to check the key resources:

Make an Appointment

Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following:

  • what data is available
  • data formatting for analysis
  • using software to analyze data
  • data visualizations


Frequently Used Data

Almost all agencies of the United States government provide access to related data at their agency websites. provides a central search portal for open government data.  While U.S. federal agencies are best represented at, you will also identify state, local, and selected non-governmental data.

Subject Guide

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Anne Zald
Anne Zald
Subjects: Government Information; Social Science Data; Regulatory Compliance; Economics (interim)
Main Library Room 1214
Northwestern University Library
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Evanston, IL 60208
Skype Contact: anne.zald