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DATA Statistical Databases @ UCB

Top Statistical Databases

  • ProQuest Statistical Datasets.  Over 5.3 billion data points. Fast and Easy!
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight.  Tables re U.S. and international data.
  • More Social Science Statistical Databases (A-Z)

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    Help with Manipulating Statistics and Data

    • Do you need help locating statistics? Contact your reference librarian for help!
    • Computing at Haviland: A Computing Lab is available to all Social Welfare students. Claudia Waters is the Social Welfare Computing Manager and is available to help with computing projects.
    • Library Data Lab. The Data Lab in Doe 208A provides access to a growing collection of electronic data files and analytical software, such as MS Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and DataFerret. Staff will help you locate, retrieve and use computer-readable, numeric data.

    • UC Data. UC Data provides access to computerized social science data to UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students, and helps researchers understand the content and context of social science data.


    Social Welfare Data

    The UC Berkeley Libraries and the UC Berkeley campus provide generous resources to support access to and manipulation of data and statistics. UC Library subscribes to several proprietary statistics databases with advanced search features.  The U.S. government, the largest collector and provider of data worldwide, provides many tools for searching and finding data. State and local governments have similarly created many data websites.  Large international organizations, such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and EuroStats have also gathered statistics and created online search tools.  Extensive data sets can be found on the web through the sites of nonprofit organizations and universities.  The search is challenging, however, because of multiple sites each with a different focus, search engine and protocol. 

    The following websites provide data and statistics specifically related to social welfare, psychology and the social sciences.  Some provide data of a more general data, such as American FactFinder, and FedStats, and some point to topic specific data sets, such as AgeSource and ChildStats.  Each is uniquely organized.  Look for a "search tips" link on each site for the best practice in finding data with the website's search features.

    Additional weblinks for free data concerning children and education can be found at EDP Statistics and regarding public health at PUBL Stats.  For data sets by region, i.e., California, federal, etc. see below.

    Social Welfare Data - Key Weblinks

    Data for Psychology, Mental Health and Social Science - Key Weblinks

  • American FactFinder. Population, community and economic data.  U.S. Census.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Employment and economic data. U.S. Dept. of Labor.
  • Common Core of Data.  Schools and children.  U.S. Dept. of Education.
  • Data from Developing Countries.  Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development.
  • FedStats.  Multiple topics.  U.S. and international data comparisons.
  • ICPSR Data Archive. Data repository. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.
  • Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data.
  • Mental Disorders in America. Mental health data. U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Social Statistics Briefing Room.
  • Substance Abuse reports from U.S. DHSS SAMHSA.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive.
  • World Health Organization.
  • World Bank Data - Education.
  • Worldwide Statistical Web Servers.
  • UN Development Goals. A guide to ESDS International data.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
  • U Michigan Statistics on the Web.
  • Vital Statistics - from CDC.

    Statistics - By Region and General Topics

    The following links point to data sources for multiple topics and by region. 

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