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intro background

So you have a great research idea but you don’t know where to get your data? Talking to your reference librarian may be a good start, but if you want to try on your own this module will offer some suggestions. It introduces the novice user to the basic techniques of identifying data sources for an empirical research project.

Guided Examples

  1. Identifying data sources through a literature search
  2. Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  3. Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL)
  4. Discipline specific sources
  5. Google: Dos and Dont's
  6. Frequently used data sources