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Finding Data & Statistics

Search strategies and key resources to help you find data and statistical information.

What is Data

Finding Datasets and Statistics

Datasets vs. Statistics

  • Data (raw numbers) provides all available variables collected; it can be manipulated and aggregated as needed.
    Datasets are data collected and arranged logically according to definitive criteria. 

  • Statistics are data that has been already prepared/presented in aggregated form as in a table, chart or graph.

Citing Data: Refer to the page from ICPSR, which discusses the importance and how to properly cite data.

Citing Your Sources

Helpful guides to citation styles: