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Special Education Graduate Program: Finding Data Sets & Statistical Sources
A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, containing more than 500,000 digital files of social science research data in political science, sociology, economics, criminal justice, and more.
U.S. statistical data going back to 1969 from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets on a broad range of topics. Sage Stats uses vetted data from multiple sources enables quick downloads, comparisons, and visualizations on topics like education, employment, crime, healthcare, and religion. All data is downloadable.
NOTE: This resource is superseded by Data Planet Foundations. The Sage Stats access point will be unavailable after July 31st 2021.
This resource replaces the now defunct American FactFinder. This is the U.S. Census Bureau's main vehicle for distributing U.S. census data, including economic censuses and surveys and annual population estimates. Population, housing, economic and geographic data can be found here.
govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, with comprehensive advanced search and browse options. Some things you can find in govinfo include: Budget of the United States, Commerce Business Daily, Congressional Directory, Congressional Record, Economic Indicators, Economic Report of the President, Government Accountability Office Reports, U.S. Government Manual, and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. govinfo will replace FDsys in 2018.
This is a free knowledge base with more than 67,000,000 data items that anyone can edit.
Looking for data from a University? Most campuses have a centrally located office that tracks their data. Here is an example of BGSU's Office of Institutional Research. These offices are sometimes called different names such as Institutional Effectiveness. However, they may be willing to share datasets with graduate students.