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Public Policy Guide from Stokes Library Fall 2020

General Info; Databases; Newspapers; Data and Statistics; Citations; undergrads

Help locating and analyzing data

Support is available from Data and Statistical Services and

Stokes Library's Viz Hub


Locating Datasets


Data repositories

  • ICPSR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • iPOLL databank (Roper)
  • IPUMS: Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
  • WRDS: Wharton Research Data Service

Locating Statistical Summaries

Statistical Abstract of the United States 1878+

Statistical Abstracts of the World 

For a select list of countries, contains recent yearbooks.  Tables are available in Excel format and have been converted to English.

International Economic Statistics 

Mapping Software

Learning about data


Sage Research Methods Online

Sage online books on research methodology in social science

Sage Reference Books

 Books are full digital versions of print text, as you would expect to find in an academic library. Handbooks provide comprehensive coverage of specific subjects, such as online research methods. Little Blue Books provide guidance and teaching for qualitative research methods, whilst Little Green Books provide the same for quantitative research methods. These are in-depth guides on specific research methods. Finally, Major Works are volumes of curated book and journal content that address particular methods of research.