Data on the Web
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- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): DSL staff encourages you to try this source first. It is the largest and most often used resource for social science data. Their data holdings cover a broad range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, and law. For a general overview, login procedures and off-campus access for UO students/faculty/staff, please navigate our ICPSR pages using the Menu bar above.
- UO Libraries Document Center: contains useful links to data sources by subject and by region.
- Quandl: an online library of thousands of data sets. You must create an account to use the service but it is free.
CASIT Data Service’s Handouts by Subject
CASIT Data Services has prepared the following handouts for presentations and seminars on data sources specific to various disciplines.
- State of Oregon, Open Data Portal
- Oregon Employment Department, Economic Data and Job & Careers Data
- Orbis Cascade Alliance, Data for Local Communities
- University of Oregon Libraries, Scholars’ Bank and GIS data
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
- National Historical Geographic Information System
- Campaign Expenditures, Federal Election Commission
- Congressional Data, MIT’s Charles Stewart
Private Sector Data
- Yelp.com, Data
- Crunchbase, Data: non-commercial use of data is permitted (eg. academic usage). The data sets include information about over 40,000 start-ups and companies.
- International Monetary Fund, Data and Statistics: the World Economic Outlook Databases are public use data; CASIT Data Services subscribes to the International Financial Statistics and the Direction of Trade Statistics on DVD (contact us for access); the UO Libraries subscribe to the IMF eLibrary Data online service.
- United Nations, UNdata
- World Bank, World DataBank
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Statistics: clicking any of the links under the “Catalogue of Indicators” bar on the right side of the screen will take you to a searchable database.
- American Pigeon Racing Union
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Last Words Said By Death Row Inmates
- Leaked Enron Emails
Digital Humanities Resources
- Lessons for Programming in Humanities
- Using R in the Humanities
- Learning TEI
- Natural Language Processing with Python: very helpful book which does not assume prior programming knowledge
Data Useful for Class Projects
- Journal of Statistics Education: Excellent resources for statistics courses. Contains data sets on a variety of subject areas that can be easily downloaded and opened (under ‘Data Archive’ tab on the menu to the left). Also provides excellent documentation on the data sets available.
- Journal of the American Statistical Association: Good resources for statistics courses. Data archives on a variety of subjects, but will need formatting to be useful.