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How To Find Social Sciences Data: Getting Started

This guide highlights library and internet-based resources for social science data and research.

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Welcome to the guide for Social Sciences Data!

This guide serves as a useful starting place for information on Social Sciences Data. The Library has assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, in addition to some high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty.

Below are some general social science statistical resources that may serve as great starting points for research or inquiry for any subject. For more specific sources, check out the subject sections, which can be accessed using the colored tabs at the top of the page.





Federal Government

Infographic Directories & Software

Free InfoGraphic Tools