Source Variable Search
The Social Science Variables Database (SSVD) enables ICPSR users to search for variables across datasets, compare results, and download data if desired.
Search results may be viewed individually, or in the context of the study and/or series to which they belong.
The SSVD currently includes variable-level documentation for approximately 1300 studies, which represent about 20 percent of ICPSR's holdings excluding US Census data. This amounts to roughly 1.2 million variables.