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Finding Data

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

Data Favorites

Organizations that Produce Data

Data provided by organizations:

  • May be free or subscription/fee based
  • Data format varies widely
  • Collected through research to help aid policy decisions

International Financial Statistics (IFS) Database

The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas. Data can be exported in Excel, CSV, Tab delimited, and HTML formats.


Online library of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes full-text of all books, 24 periodicals and the OECD statistical databases.