Data Services in the Bartle Library Reference Department provides numeric data for social science research. For assistance contact Dave Vose, ICPSR Official Representative, (607) 777-4907.
The following is a selection of data products available in the Libraries. For assistance locating specific data, please contact the Bartle Library Research Assistance Desk.
ICPSR Data Archive (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
Great American History Machine on CD-ROM (Located in the Data Services area)
Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial Edition)
Wistat (Women's Indicators and Statistics) (Located in the Data Services area)
1990 PUMS Utilities
Create customized subsets from the rectangularized 1% PUMS files for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, compute a variety of descriptive statistics for variables in the data files, and do crosstabulations for user defined combinations of two or three variables in the data sets. The system will create the customized subset and prepare it for ftp delivery.
Create tables or maps and download data from the Census of Population and Housing, Economic Census, or American Community Survey.
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
"The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
(CSES) is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Participating countries include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The resulting data are deposited along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables. The studies are then merged into a single, free, public dataset for use in comparative study and cross-level analysis."
IPUMS: Integrated Public Use Microdata
Contains twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses from 1850-1990. Some of these samples have existed for years, and others were created specifically for this database.
Data FERRET: Federal Electronic Research
and Review Extraction Tool
Data mining and extraction tool that allows you to select and recode variables, develop and customize tables and graphs. Software requires download. See list of available datasets.
StatCat (formerly the Social Science Data Archive Catalog) includes information about numeric datasets in the Yale Social Science Data Archive, as well as datasets available in the Yale University Library and on the Internet.
A source for several hundred thousand economic time series data at the U.S. National, State/Local, and International levels.
Links to over 1,000 public, university, and private sources of regional socioeconomic data.
New York State Data
Provides access to the various statistical series for and about New York State's economy and population including estimates. Download data as spreadsheet files.
Online Data Archive
Datasets and documentation free to download from the Data and Program Library Service, University of Wisconsin.
An introductory statistics book with other good links by David M. Lane, Rice University.
An Online Textbook
An online methods textbook by David Garson, a political science faculty member at North Carolina State.