Quantitative Skills Center

Online Data Sets and Resources

The links below provide websites with data sets, and websites that can help you manage and use data.

Finding Data

Access Washington has Washington State government information and services.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention has Data, statistics, and information on diseases provided by the U.S. government.

The Center for Social Science Computation and Research located at UWS, has a searchable data archive.

CIA - The World Factbook contains data on the world's countries.

Databib is a searchable catalog / registry / directory / bibliography of research data repositories.

Data.gov The home of the U.S. Government's open data.

Energy.gov Open Energy Data.

Federal Communications Commission Data.

FedStats is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

NOAA Climate.gov Maps and Data.

National Archives Research Our Records.

National Center for Education Statistics Data Tools.

NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

The Numbers Game: The Top 10 Sources for Statistics , a great guide for finding statistics online.

State of the Cities Data Systems has data for individual metropolitan areas, central cities, and suburbs.

Statistical Abstract of the United States contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included.

Statistical Universe is a database of statistical tables and abstracts (UW Restricted).

U.S.A. Trade Online U.S. Merchandise Trade Data.

U.S. Census Bureau Data.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service Data.

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis.

U.S. Department of Education Data and Research.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Statistics.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Data and Charts Center.

UW Bothell Library Data Services: Physical and virtual resources for finding, analyzing, visualizing, and managing data.

UW Bothell Library Statistics Database Guide: Many statistical databases listed on this page to help you get the information you need.

Managing and Using Data

The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship: Advice on citation of data.

Gapminder: An animated graph of the world's trends

Guidelines for Effective Graphics, tutorial on the Kaiser Family Foundation website

Guidelines for Good Statistical Graphics in Excel, from the Statistical Services Centre at the University of Reading

Guidelines for Statistical Graphs, from the Energy Information Administration

Interactive Simulations for physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math. Made by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Just Plain Data Analysis companion website for the book Just Plain Data Analysis: Finding, Presenting, and Interpreting Social Science Data, by Gary Klass

Using Charts some hints on what to do and what not to do when including visuals in your presentation, from the Strategic Communications resource library

UW Bothell Library Data and Data Visualization Guide: Find Data, Visualize Data, and Citing Data.

UW Bothell QSC Software Tutorials: Bloomberg, Excel, GIS, and SPSS.

UW Bothell QSC Statistics Refresher: Contains a refresher document and videos from Dr. Collins.

UW Library Data Management Guide: Data Management Plans, Organization and Format, Sharing and Storage, and Guides, Books, Journals and More.