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.