"Databib is a free, community-driven, annotated bibliography and catalogue of research data repositories. Users can search and browse for information about a data repository including its title, URL and maintainer; a description of the repository, its use and deposit policies; Library of Congress Subject Headings; and annotations from other users."
"Gallup delivers forward-thinking research, analytics, and advice to help leaders solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 75 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of the world's constituents, employees, and customers than any other organization."
"The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS takes the pulse of America, and is a unique and valuable resource. It has tracked the opinions of Americans over the last four decades."
Must be on campus to create MyData account using your CNU email address!
Your MyData account is validated for off campus downloads for the next six months. Every time you log in to the ICPSR website from on campus, that is extended another six months.
"ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction... Are you interested in determining the average age at which men versus women begin smoking? What if you need to know whether age at marriage differs between your region of the country and other regions, or about differences in political attitudes based on age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity? These and countless other questions can be answered by studies in the ICPSR data holdings. Please note that ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics. What we do supply are the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures. To view findings that others have published, select the "related literature" link for a given data set on the search results page or at the top of each study description. This will take you to a bibliography of publications based on that data, with links to online reports, when available." New users will need to create a MyData account to access features. CNU is an ICPSR Direct member institution and creating an account permits you to download data available only to ICPSR members.
The mission of the Institute is "includes the planning and conduct of high quality social science research, the dissemination of findings from this research, and the training of future generations of social scientists." Find information on projects and research centers sponsored by the Institute. In addition information is provided on educational and training opportunities.
NPP is a research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels.
"OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world..." The site provides access to statistical data as well as documents and other publications. Much of the information is available for free.
"At Datahub, we provide various solutions to Publish and Deploy your Data with power and simplicity. Datahub is the fastest way for individuals, teams and organizations to publish, deploy and share their data."
Established in August 2004 by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center conducts its work through six projects: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Stateline.org, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Pew Hispanic Center, and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. The Center is a non-partisan organization that produces independent research on important issues and trends. Topics include politics, religion, immigration, demography, etc.
Designed to provide "unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life." The organization was was founded by Daniel Yankelovich, an author and social scientist and a former Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance in 1975. Research studies may be selected by title or topic. Issue guides are available by topic; also has "Special Editions" on topics such as terrorism. The site provides access to other resources as well, such as background information on polling.
"The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is a university-based organization that creates demographic media, such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials that make U.S. census data accessible..." Resources include CencusScope.org and DataCounts!
Access information collected by the Census Bureau. Provides access by category, a state and country quick facts, a search function, and a variety of tools for accessing the information including an alphabetical subject listing. Also provides access to a publciations area where users can retrieve .pdf versions of Census publications by topic.
The library does not have a subscription to the subscriber databases, however several useful databases are available for free:
Demographic Yearbook System
Distat, the United Nations Disability Statistics Database
Good practices database
Millennium Indicators Database
National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants
Population and housing censuses
Population and Vital Statistics on Internet
Statistics and indicators on women and men