- Awesome Public Data Sets
- DataCite -- UK data archive. After typing in keywords, choose Resource Type (off to left) and limit to datasets..
- DATA.gov -- Provides access to datasets generated by the Federal Government and includes descriptions of the datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
- Data on the Net -- Links to websites offering numeric social science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, etc. Provided by University of California, San Diego.
- Harvard Dataverse Network -- The world's largest collection of social science research data. Free and open to all researchers worldwide to share, cite, reuse and archive research data. Registration required.
- IPUMS -- Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Census microdata for social and economic research.
- Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists -- Alphabetical listing of websites offering datasets. Cornell University.
- re3data.org -- Global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines.
- EOSDIS -- NASA’s Earth science data from various sources – satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs. The vast majority of the data is free.
- NASA -- Earth Science data.
- NCDC Data Services -- The world’s largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available.
- SEDAC -- Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, is one of the Distributed Active Archive Centers of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Focuses on human interactions in the environment.
- British Geological Survey -- Information and Data page has links to data catalogues and organizations.
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