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SECTION SIX: SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA ARCHIVES



  • Social Science Data Archives : from Sociosite.
  • Clickable Map of Major Social Science Data Archives : Focus is on Europe with submaps for the rest of the world: requires graphical browser.
  • Nesstar : Networked Social Science Tools and Resources; the Nesstar client software resides on your machine.
  • Social Science Data Resources : largely U.S.; nice collection of tools for using data.
  • World Bank Data: World Development Indicators : 2000 + indicators
  • WERS98 Data Dissemination Service : access to and analysis of data from the 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS98) of Great Britain.
  • Search for Social Sciences Data on the Net : at ucsd.
  • Guide to primary social science research data and related resources available on the Internet : at the University of Toronto, centre of the known Universe.
  • Council of European Social Science Data Archives : main catalogue.
  • Foreign Governments: Statistics : U. of Michigan Library: The site is catalogued by both country and subject headings.
  • Library Data Centre at Carleton University
  • International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology [IASSIST] : The home page of the social science data archivists of the world.
  • Canadian Association of Public Data Users [CAPDU]
  • Association of Public Data Users The US counterpart.
  • UK Data Archive and Biron -- Web version and Biron -- Telnet version : Search holdings of the Essex data archive data holdings catalogue is in great detail (login: biron; pswd: norib). telnet and; Qualidata : Search Qualidata - Qualitative Data Service at Essex here .
  • Wiki about the UK Data Archive
  • Government of Canada Open Data Pilot Project : access to public datasets, advertised to total 782.
  • Archives Hub [UK] : A national gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.
  • Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) : "US census surveys and demographic trends accessible to educators, policymakers, the media, and students at all levels."
  • Local Census (US) : statistical information for a wide variety of categories pertaining to the United States of America, its 50 states, its 3,000 plus US counties, 30,000 US cities and coordinating zip codes.
  • Censusscope : the 2000 US Census presented in a novel manner.
  • National Datasets Service : for the UK; registration required.
  • NARA--Title List: A Preliminary and Partial Listing of the Data Files : in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington.
  • ICPSR : Search holdings of the University of Michigan Data Archives.
  • Statistical Resources on the Web : at the University of Michigan Library Documents Center.
  • Data Library at Princeton University
  • Health Poll Search : KaiserPoll; database contains about 40,000 selected questions dating back to 1935, which are drawn from the Roper Center's comprehensive database of more than 350,000 questions.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
  • University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service
  • Institute for Research in Social Science : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Hebrew University in Jerusalem Data Archive : Mt. Scopus Campus.
  • SSJ Data Archive : Information Center for Social Science Research on Japan Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo.
  • Sociological Data Archive in Prague, Czech Republic : the Institute of Sociology stores datafiles from social science research projects and makes them accessible for secondary research. Searchable, downloadable.
  • The Murray Research Center : at Radcliffe. "Research on the changing lives of American women;" includes considerable data resources. Registration may be required.
  • UC DATA : at Berkeley.
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect : at Cornell University.
  • Nizkor : holocaust database.
  • World Values Survey : Cross-national repetitive survey with now 4 cycles completed.
  • Social Science Data Archive (Australia)
  • Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science Public Opinion Poll Question Database
  • The U.S. Gallup Poll Organization
  • World Data on Education -- International Bureau of Education (IBE)
  • Norwegian Social Sciences Dataservices - NSD
  • University of Toronto Data Centre and CANSIM time series database : from Statistics Canada for searching and retrieving. Note: use restricted to users from affiliated universities.
  • A Guide to Canadian GSS cycles : at the University of Toronto.
  • Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) : an International Database Project, based in Luxembourg, but covering 28 countries throughout the world. Datasets have been collected in four waves: 1980 - 1985 - 1990 - 1995.
  • University of Western Ontario Data Resouces Library
  • KEEPING TRACK: A Guide to [British] Longitudinal Resources
  • Danish Data Archive
  • National Archives of Iceland
  • Vienna Institute for Social Data and Documentation
  • University of Alberta Data Library
  • Centre for the Study of Democracy - [Canadian] Public Opinion Archives : Decima and Environics Polls {Gallup is at Carleton U.
  • Zogby International
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • World Bank (IBRD)
  • World Bank Social Indicators of Development, 1994
  • Bank for International Settlements
  • National Center for [U.S.] Educational Statistics : includes many free publications including the whole of Youth Indicators 1996: Trends in the Wellbeing of American Youth in a huge Acrobat file.
  • World Bank Trends in Developing Economies, 1994
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • World Trade Organization
  • Data Library at the University of Edinburgh : in Scotland.
  • Statistical Accounts of Scotland
  • Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
  • Central Archive for Empirical Social Research (ZA) : in Cologne Germany.
  • German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) : representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany.
  • Federal Statistical Office of Germany
  • Irish Social Science Data Archive
  • Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
  • Socio-Political Archive of France (BDSP)
  • The South African Data Archives
  • Statistics New Zealand : will include 300 databases of information and census data from 1991 and 1996.
  • Russian Archives Online
  • Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada
  • International Council on Archives
  • ArchiveGrid : destination for searching through political papers, and historical records held in archives around the world.
  • Unlocking innovation : "This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of [UK] government data." An online point of access for [UK] government-held non-personal data.
  • The Promise and Peril of Big Data : a 66 pp report in .pdf from the Aspen Institute.
  • London Datastore : the site is to release all of the Greater London Authority's data.
  • The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive
  • Minnesota Population Center : free online databases including user sample files from the US Census, plus samples from other countries' Censuses in addition to historical Census materials and current health surveys.
  • Zanran : "Your source for data & statistics - graphs, charts and tables", from the UK.
  • SharedList.Org : free online lists directory. It allows users to upload, share and explore content in excel files.
  • Canadian Government Open Data and British Columbia Open Data and Links to other open data projects around the world and Vancouver's open data project
  • CLASP DataFinder : custom, easy-to-use tool developed to provide select [US] demographic information as well as administrative data on programs that affect low-income people and families.
  • National Opinion Research Center : at the University of Chicago.
  • LIS Cross-National Data Center : in Luxemnourg; holdings of large datasets on income distribution. [*NEW*]


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