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: Washington State government information and services

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 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 The home of the U.S. Government’s open data The home of King County’s open data The home of Seattle’s open data The home of Washington State’s open data Open source energy data

FedStats: The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies

Human Development Reports: Reports from the United Nations Development Program

NOAA Climate maps and data

National Archives: Database of records from many sources

National Center for Education Statistics: A database of data tools and resources

NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics: Information, databases and other resources about statistics

ProQuest International Datasets: Database for research, datasets, and other resources

U.S.A. Trade Online: U.S. Merchandise trade data

U.S. Census Bureau Data: United States census 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 about education in the United States

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data: Statistical reports and machine readable data sets

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation: Research and statistics on transportation in the United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury: Data and charts center for the United States treasury

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

UW Seattle Library Statistical Data Guide: International Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations

Managing and Using Data

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

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 Data Visualizations: Gapminder: An animated graph of the world’s trends; Small arms imports and exports interactive globe.

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.