Empirical & Statistical Databases

(Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. Faculty, students and staff on the Yale network may download data directly from ICPSR. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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International Historical Statistics
(Statesman's Yearbook)

"A collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania."

ProQuest Statistical Insight
(LexisNexis Statistical )

ProQuest Statistical Insight searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
(Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States)

Continuation of the series formerly produced by the United States Census Bureau. Includes online database and a print book, located in the reference room.

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"Web-based service for understandable, authoritative and complete information about the federal government -- how it enforces the law, where it assigns its employees, and how it spends our money."