This guide will help you find potential sources and ideas for data. Includes links to datasets and primers on statistics.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
This guide will help you find identity potential sources and ideas for data. Click the tabs above to find resources.
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These related guides from may also be of use:
If you know of a useful publicly available dataset, (especially those easy to access) send me a link and I'll add it to the list.
Before you look for your datasets, you might want to check out this website.
- Electronic Statistics Textbook. StatSoft, Inc. (2013). Tulsa, OK: StatSoft.
"The Electronic Statistics Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant elementary (pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth exploration of specific areas of statistics, organized by "modules" and accessible by buttons, representing classes of analytic techniques. A glossary of statistical terms and a list of references for further study are included."
- Data and Statistics
From Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. A great place to start when looking for datasets. Clear description of sources with categoreis for demographics, economics, education, health and ICPSR. Another great tool by a librarian: Jen Darragh
- NIH/NLM Guide to Health Satistics
From the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine. Includes some of the major sources of health and general statistics in the United States and a brief list of international resources. This subject guide is not meant to be comprehensive but to serve as a pointer to major information sources.
- Finding Statistics & Datasets
Great site from the Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University. Take a look at the section on Internet Search and Maniputation hints. Also has links to many data sets, tools and readings.
- Health Care Statistics Research Guide