Recent Data Resources
We now have access to Statista
Statista provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries
Looking for a digital repositories for research data? Try Databib.
Databib, developed by librarians at Purdue University, can be used to find a repository to store your own data, or help you locate research data that others have created.
From their website:
Databib attempts to address these needs for the research community, including:
- data users
- data producers
- publishers and professional societies
- research funding agencies
Data and statistics -- what's the difference?
Datasets are sets of raw numbers that need to be manipulated to produce information. Statistics have already been analyzed to produce specific bits of information -- a table, a graph, a chart, a percentage.
What are data services?
I work in the Hesburgh Library's reference & instruction department to help students and faculty find and use data in various social science disciplines. I'm also the librarian for economics and education -- two disciplines that make use of data often. I'm available for class instruction as well as consulting one-on-one in person or via e-mail. You can also chat with me from this page when I'm online in my office.
If there's something I can't help you with, I can refer you to the Center for Social Research, where you can get assistance with more in-depth analysis and consulting.