The Data Archives Service at MU Libraries offers assistance to MU faculty, staff and students needing machine-readable datasets for new and original research projects. Through the library’s campus membership in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, MU affiliates may browse and download any of thousands of datasets on a wide variety of topics. We also help users access the growing number of public use datasets on the internet.
SECTORS WHICH SUPPLY DATA:
- Not for profit organizations
- Commercial organizations
- Academic organizations and individual researchers
EXAMPLES OF DATA SUPPLIERS AND THEIR DATASETS:
- U. S. Census Bureau: Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS)
- U. S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Time Use Survey
- National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago: General Social Survey
- International Monetary Fund: International Financial Statistics
- Pew Internet & American Life: Broadcast networks and news publishers offer opinion poll data
WHERE TO START?
MU Libraries Data Archives Service website has links to ICPSR, the Roper Center, and more:
NEED MORE HELP?
Contact Marie Concannon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a presentation/workshop on how to get data for research projects.
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The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Nicole Merzweiler has been hired as the continuing resources cataloger librarian. Nicole has a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She has previously worked as the cataloging librarian at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Nicole’s professional interests include inclusive cataloging and user experience.