Welcome to this Data/Statistics LibGuide.
This guide is designed to help you find and access data and statistics grouped by different subject areas - Science, Social Science, and Humanities.
The guide has a section "Using Data - Get Started." Hopfully the links provided in this section can provide you some basic information that can help you get started with using the data you found, It also provides convenient links to some statistical software resources on campus - Morris Library, Computer classrooms and labs, and softwares that are free for SIUC faculty and students to download. Click here or click the tab on the top menu "Using Data - Get Started" to access to the detailed information.
The guide also has a section that collects some information that helps you catch up with the developing data trends that you might find interesting to know about. Click here or click the tab on the top menu "Data Trends" to access it.
Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts
International and Foreign Sources
What is IPCSR?
This is an international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields." (Learn More)
New User: Create Account
Returning User: Login
Use ICPSR for Data Archive:
- openICPSR (pricing)
OpenICPSR accepts any kind of file, except for image, audio, video, and ZIP files, which either create too many disclosure issues or tend to outstrip our file size limitations.
- Deposit Data
ICPSR prefers to receive data in the following formats:
- Quantitative data files: SPSS, SAS or Stata
- Qualitative data files: raw ASCII text format (Plain Text Format) or Rich-Text Format (RTF)
- Video files: MPEG4 or JPEG2000
- Audio files: .aif or .wa
SIUC is a member of ICPSR. For more information about the member benefits and other assistance of using ICPSR, please contact SIUC Official Representative (OR):
Professor Darren Sherkat
Carbondale IL 62901-0000
What is STATS America?
STATS America is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. We obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data.