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A guide to online statistical and data resources available through the Smith College Libraries.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Major Statistical Databases

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Indexes statistical information from several sources.
  • Statistical Datasets [Data-Planet]  
    Requires updated Java. Interactive access from licensed & public domain sources. Browse, search, view, export data.
  • GSS website
    GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest, covering 1972-2012.
    The gateway to statistics from U.S. federal agencies.
  • ICPSR Data Archive  
    Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Data, documentation and links to related literature. Access provided by Smith College.
  • Social Explorer. 1790+  
    Easy access to demographic information about the U.S. Create a personal account to enable full access off-campus.
  • World Bank Data Catalog 1960+
    Includes World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, Education Statistics, etc.
  • Ancestry (Library Edition)
    Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

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