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Library Research Guides

Finding Data

Strategies and resources for finding data across the social sciences, including opinion surveys.

Data Favorites

Government Data

National Sources

American FactFinder provides free and relatively easy access to 1990 and 2000 census data from block level to national level. Census data is also available in a number of other formats and products, including Geolytics CDs (primarily available in the SAND-Central lab), Social Explorer, and SimplyMap. Files for use in statistical packages can also be downloaded from ICPSR.

FedStats provides a topic listing to statistics and data from federal agencies

International Sources

Foreign Government Data Sources at the library's government documents website provides a comprehensive list of sources of foreign government data