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* Data and statistics: Open Data Sets By Topic

Locate and use numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data sets, and find data repositories to house your own data.

Need Data Fast?

Need data right now?  These sources can get you large, clean datasets quickly!

Agriculture Statistics

Art & Music

Chemistry Data & Spectra

Demographic-Socio Statistics

Criminal Justice Data

Economic and Financial Data

Education Data

Elections & Voting Data - United States

Elections & Voting Data - International

Energy Data


Open Web - Advanced Search Tips

The open web provides a plethora of resources for finding data.  Try using Google Advanced searching or Google Dataset Search.  

Tips for Advanced Google searching include:

  • Include search terms like data or table 
  • Google ignores the word AND as a search operator. But, typing OR in all caps will find similar or related terms (e.g. women OR females OR girls).
  • Search for a particular document type (e.g. childhood obesity filetype:xls)
  • Search for data on a particular site or domain (e.g. childhood obesity
  • Exclude words by using the "-" sign in front of the word you wish to exclude

Featured resources for data & statistics

Geoscience Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Geotechnology

Health Statistics


Labor Statistics

Polling Data (U.S. & International)


Social Media Statistics/Datasets

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UR provides access to Mathematica, SAS, SPSS/AMOS, STATA, MATLAB, IMSL, PV-Wave, and JMP. Or download R from The R Project.

Sports Data

Transportation Data

Other specialized datasets


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