How do I find data that I can use for my research project?

The Data Access/Download Data page allows you to search our data holdings by keyword. The page also gives you several options to browse our data holdings. On the search results page, you may filter your results by subject, geography, time period, funding agency, author, and recency.

Please keep in mind that our data collections consist of ASCII data files and documentation. These data files must be read into a statistical package such as SAS or SPSS in order to generate statistics. Our Web site does not have statistics that have already been produced or published reports, charts, or other analyses based upon data holdings. For more information about these products, see the answer to I don't want to run my own statistics. Where can I get reports or statistics that have already been generated?