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The collections below all have access to a great deal of statistical data and are excellent resources. Some tools within each collection are restricted to faculty or students of the sponsoring institution.
Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)
CISER provides a range of services including the maintenance of a searchable and data archive as well as Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists, which is an extensive listing of other data resources for social scientists.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Includes all statistical publications issued by the U.S. government back to 1973 through CIS' American Statistics Index, and 1,000 statistical publications of private and state government sources from 1980 forward through CIS' Statistical Reference Index. It also provides database access to the American Statistics Index, the Statistics Reference Index, and the International Index of Statistics. Also, be sure to look at Data-Planet's Statistical Ready Reference.
The Institute for Quantitative Social Science Dataverse Network
The Institute for Quantitative Social Science Dataverse Network at Harvard University is an online catalog of social science research data which provides free public access to many of the datasets stored in the collection. It’s possible to search studies by keyword or browse by researcher name. Collections of datasets from the same researcher are known as dataverses.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
This is a membership-based organization, which Illinois is a member, that supports and provides access to "the world's largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences." The archive consists of large data sets that can be downloaded and used to generate charts, graphs, and other statistical representations. It is fully searchable, with the interface supporting subject searching and keyword searching in the title and abstract of each data set.
IPUMS is a leading developer of demographic data resources. All IPUMS data is available free over the internet.
NORC, a social sciences research institution, provides reports and data from the United States. Search by specific project or research capability, or look under a broader topic or NORC department. Browse documents and datasets from research on topics including education, welfare services, public health, finances in health institutions, and technology use.
Princeton University Data and Statistical Services
Provides access to abstracts of statistical datasets on a variety of international and U.S. topics, including links to several sets that are accessible online. Some sets are limited to Princeton University faculty and students. Includes Economic Time Series, Census Data, and International Data Sources.
Allows users to upload any file format to be made visualizable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's repository which is one option for Illinois affiliated faculty, staff, and students needing to deposit their data.
Illinois Data Bank
A public access repository for publishing research data from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A tool to help identify and locate online repositories of research data.
Research Data Service
The Research Data Service (RDS) is a campus-wide program that provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.
Online tool that supports the creation of data management plans for numerous funding agencies, including National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and others.
Data Management Guide
A guide to help researchers understand the components of good data management and write data management plans.