Sociology Databases - Sociologcial Data

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Association of Religion Data Archives
An Internet-based Archive for the Study of American Religion
"The ARDA solicits data collections on American religion that are currently not stored in a public archive. Most of our data files are from surveys."
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Purdue University

The Economic and Social Research Council Data Archive
"The Data Archive houses the largest collection of accessible computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities in the United now houses approximately seven thousand datasets of interest to researchers."
- University of Essex

CSPV Violence Literature Database - VioLit
"VioLit is the Violence Research Literature database of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder."

"TheDataWeb is network of online data libraries. Topics include, census data, economic data, health data, income and unemployment data, population data, labor data, cancer data, crime and transportation data, family dyanmics, vital statistics data ... As a user you have an easy access to all these kinds of data. As a participant in TheDataWeb you can publish your data to TheDataWeb and, in turn, benefit as a provider to the consumer of data."
- A Collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
"'s largest archive of computerized social science data."
Requires membership but over 325 universities in the U.S. and Canada are members so check with a reference librarian about access.
University of Michigan

International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
"The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies. Thirty-four countries are members of the ISSP."

Israel Social Sciences Data Center
"...established by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a mission to collect, preserve and distribute data of interest to the academic community...The ISDC now houses approximately 1200 datasets including national sample survey data, local studies, census micro-data, government records in selected fields as well as macro-economic series...Sources of data include the Central Bureau of Statistics, central and local government agencies, research institutes as well as independent researchers from the affiliated academic institutes."

Kaiser Network

  • Health Poll Search
    "...a searchable archive of public opinion questions on health issues that allows users to know what Americans think about health issues, as well as what Americans have thought about health issues over archive of more than 350,000 public opinion questions dating back to 1935. The Health Poll Search archive holds approximately 40,000 questions on health issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, the uninsured, women's health, and HIV/AIDS. Response percentages and source information are provided for all questions."
    The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut

Murray Research Center
- Radcliffe College

National Opinion Research Center
University of Chicago

Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
"...a resource for everyone interested in the social attitudes of people living in Northern Ireland. Set up by Queen's University Belfast and University of Ulster and run every year, the survey aims to put on record the attitudes, values and beliefs of the people in Northern Ireland on a wide range of social policy issues."

Organized Crime and Corruption Bibliographic Database
-Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

RAND Technical Reports (free online versions)

An ESRC Research Service
"Regard is an online database containing information on social science research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Regard is publicly and freely available on the World Wide Web. It contains over 65,000 records, dating back to the mid-1980's and is updated daily to include the most current research. The database contains: Initial research projects (called awards): details of researchers, institutions, award period and an abstract ; Research outputs: books, journal articles, conference papers etc. ; Research findings reports: summary and full report of the research activities and results."

[Religion] The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
"strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world."

  • Quick Stats > U.S. Surveys
    Sections include: Attitudes ; Politics ; Religious Affiliation/Identification ; Religious Behaviors ; Religious Belief ; Religious Experiences.

The Road of American Democracy, 1984-1990 (ROAD)
"...include[s] election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). One collection of data sets includes every election at and above State House, along with party registration and other variables, in each state for the roughly 170,000 precincts nationwide (about 60 times the number of counties). Another collection has added to these (roughly 30-40) political variables an additional 3,725 variables merged from the 1990 U.S. Census for 47,327 aggregate units (about 15 times the number of counties) about the size one or more cities or towns. These units completely tile the U.S. landmass. This collection also includes geographic boundary files so users can easily draw maps with these data."
- Harvard University

Social Science Statistical Laboratory
Yale University

Social Sciences Data Collection
"...a collection of numeric data in the social sciences maintained by the Social Sciences and Humanities Library of University of California, San Diego."
Some areas restricted

Social Security Death Index

Sociological Data Archive
"The Sociological Data Archive at the Institute of Sociology in Prague is a library of computerised data files from sociological surveys. Its main objective is to make Czech sociological data publicly available for academic, educational and other non-commercial purposes. The Archive stores data from original Czech projects of academic research, opinion polls, and international surveys with Czech participation."

South African Data Archive
"...serves as a broker between a range of data providers (e.g. statistical agencies, government departments, opinion and market research companies and academic institutions) and the research community. The archive does not only preserve data for future use, but also adds value to the collections. It safeguards datasets and related documentation and attempts to make it as easily accessible as possible for research and educational purposes."

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Only selected features are online

Swedish Social Science Data Service (Goteborg University)
" the Swedish data archive for machine-readable data in the social sciences and humanities. It is placed at Gˆteborg University."

Tobacco Use Behavior Research
Includes: Publications Using Surveys ; Reports ; Teen Longitudinal Survey ; Tobacco Sales Data.
Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of California, San Diego
Part of Social Sciences Data Collection, University of California, San Diego (SSDC)

U.S. Census Bureau Publications - See

University of Essex - Institute for Social & Economic Research
"It specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data - evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same individuals over time

University of Virginia Social Sciences Data Center
"...a rich collection of numeric data distributed through the US Depository Library Program, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and various international government organizations, as well as data from non-governmental surveys such as the National Health and Social Life Survey."
Some resources restricted

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) " the central repository of data collections used by the social science research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to promote academic research by facilitating the use of secondary research materials. To fulfill this mission the library acquires, preserves and facilitates access to social science data resources, provides reference and technical services to researchers, and assists in the archiving of locally produced data."

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