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Library Research Guides

Social Work

Provides resources for social work research at the University of Michigan.

Open/Free Data Sets

International Data 

Data Visualization Tools

Data Available from University of Michigan

Searching Google for Open Data

Start by searching all web sites that end with the government domain .gov. Include the word data then add any other word that will help define the type of data you're looking for, ex.: data domestic violence. Use the Google search box below to complete your search from this guide. 


Search nonprofits NGOs for data by searching web sites using the .org domain. Here's an example search - data HIV


Google Labs also offers Google Public Data Explorer which provides access to a number of open international data sets along with ways to visualize this data  as charts and maps.  

Other Library Research Guides on Data

Here are some other Library Research Guides created by other librarians on finding and using data. 

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