This Google Custom search engine performs a search on websites that have been evaluated for their usefulness in providing data and statistics. Results will open in a new window.
Researchers may find the following tools useful in their work. Emphasis is given to free (or at least having free components) and online tools or services.
Electronic Lab Notebooks:
Directories of Research Tools:
Research Data Services can assist you in collecting data for your research, whether you are collecting your own, primary data, using secondary data, or some combination of the two. DSG can provide advice on research methods, study design, questionnaire construction, and strategies for data entry.
Research Data Services can provide guidance in collecting your own data. We can help with study design, questionnaire/interview construction, administration data coding and data analysis. Those who will be collecting their own data, particularly for grant-funded research, are urged to set up an appointment for consultation as early in the process as possible.
Numeric Data Resources lists and describes many sources and resources for data and statistics on many topics. Some of the information you may find through this site is ready for use in a paper or report. Other information may come in the form of electronic files that can or must be analyzed using a statistical software package such as SAS, Stata or SPSS. The web sites listed here are only a small fraction of what is available and are presented as a starting point for your search. We highly recommend using the Google CSE to the left to find the most up-to-date information. If you cannot find what you need, please contact the Data Librarian for help.
Looking for GIS data? Check out the Maps and GIS Resources page.
Syracuse University Libraries subscribe to several databases that may be useful to your research. These databases cover many topics including demographic, economic, marketing, business, international trade and many others. The full list is available on the Statistical and Numeric Databases page. Some you may find particularly useful are:
In addition to the online data listed below, we also have a page of links to various websites providing information about the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York. Many of the links on this page can be used to find similar information for other places in the U.S. as well.
Many universities and other institutions maintain their own collections of data, some of which may be available to the general public, some by subscription, and some for their own use. The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research(ICPSR) is the largest and most well-known of data repositories. All of the data at ICPSR is freely available to SU users. Please see our list of Data Libraries for more information.