The library subscribes to many data archives and resources for you to find and access essential data for your research.

Finding Research Data

  • (log in required) DATA CITATION INDEX (WEB OF SCIENCE) provides access to research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.
  • DataCite a registry of datasets that searchers across many disciplinary repositories
  • FigShare a free cloud-based service for researchers to upload their data for discovery and access
  • ICPSR membership allows current students, staff, and faculty access to thousands of data files in the social sciences. First time users, see the Search Tips.
  • GIS Data The John R. Borchert Map Library can help you visualize data as well as locate data only available in printed maps and atlases. (see also, U of M Spatial Data Archive)
  • Government Publications and Statistics are an excellent source of data and the Libraries' website provides particular guidance on using Census statistics.
  • Business Information resources help you find statistics on company financial information, industry performance and related topics.
  • is home to the federal governments' collection of scientific, engineering, and R&D research, including data.
  • JSTOR Data for Research includes datasets from JSTOR collections for text mining research and teaching.

Search Data Repositories

  • DataBib is a tool that searches across hundreds of data repositories available for data deposit. This vetted source helps answers questions such as who can deposit and access the data.
  • Popular Data Repositories: Our selection (not intended to be comprehensive) of publicly accessible data repositories categorized by subject.

Open Access Data

There are a number of reliable open source data archives in many disciplines. The Government is a good source for such information and university repositories are growing increasingly data-rich too.

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