Articles & Databases

Key Resources in Data Sets

ICPSR Database
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computer readable social science data. [More about ICPSR Database] 
To use this database you need to create a free personal login while on campus, or while using the USU VPN to appear on campus. This account is active for 6 months, and then must be recreated. Instructions for installing the VPN are found here.

Additional Resources in Data Sets

A registry of research data repositories. [More about DataCite] 

Data-management platform from the Open Knowledge Foundation. [More about Datahub] 

Save, share, and analyze time series for public economic data. [More about DataZoa] 
Create a personal account at the DataZoa login page.

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010. [More about National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)] 
Users must register in order to download data (registration is free).

A registry of research data repositories. [More about re3data ] 

Social Explorer
Current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States with tools to create thematic maps, interactive maps, and customized reports.  [More about Social Explorer] 

General quantitative data on an easy-to-use searchable platform. Covers thousands of sources and topics, with infographics that are easy to share or embed on a webpage.  [More about Statista]