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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:

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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. Try a Google search for the agency and search its website by searching for "data" or "statistics." For example, search the Department of Justice to find crime statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find employment and unemployment related data.

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