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The ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature is a continuously-updated database of thousands of citations of works using data held in the ICPSR archive. The works include journal articles, books, book chapters, government and agency reports, working papers, dissertations, conference papers, meeting presentations, unpublished manuscripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and audiovisual materials.

Search Tips

  • Our citation search indexes only the literal citations, not the full text of the publications.
  • Instead of entering a research question, use only one or two search words, and use the filters to narrow your results.
  • Use quotes for phrase searches; use the minus sign to remove items from results: "drug abuse" -adolescent
  • A Boolean "and" is invoked with multiple search terms.
  • Stemming is automatic; do not use an asterisk.
  • Search is not case-sensitive.

Submit Citations

ICPSR encourages its users to submit bibliographic citations to data we disseminate. To add a new citation to our Bibliography, please use our citation form or email us at

Benefits of the Bibliography

The Bibliography facilitates literature searches by social scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, and funding agencies. They use it to

  • Identify much of the research that has already been undertaken in an area
  • Replicate analyses of data
  • Avoid duplicating analysis that has already been done
  • Identify cross-disciplinary implications and uses of the data

The Bibliography is also valuable for studying data as intellectual output. It allows investigators to

  • Study how data resources are used
  • Conduct citations analyses
  • Investigate the life cycle of data
  • Learn more about methodological issues, some of which are covered solely in the published literature


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