Statistical and Data Resources

Lists of resources for finding statistics and data sets, primarily in the social sciences.

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How to Use This Guide

This guide is a compilation of sources for finding statistics and data sets in the social sciences, roughly broken down by subject area.  However, it is not an exhaustive list of all possible resources, because more data sets are being made freely available every day.  There will also be overlap between the different subjects and types of data, so be creative in how you approach your research.

If you can't find the data you need, contact librarian Adam Clemons (jaclemon@olemiss.ed) or the subject librarian for your field of study.  We want to help you get what you need!

For information on data management and grant compliance, visit the data management guide.


There are many sources for general statistical information for a broad variety of topics.  This list includes those that the library subscribes to as well as some resources freely available online.

Interdisciplinary Data Sources

These are portals to collections of datasets from many different disciplines in the social sciences.

Research Resources