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Users have two options for identifying studies related to a particular topic.

  • Topic Classifications address topics broadly, and are meant to be a good starting point for exploring the collection.

  • The Thesaurus contains both broad and narrow terms that are more specific to the subject matter of individual studies.

  • Our Thematic Collections are full websites that focus on particular subject areas.

Topic Classifications

  1. Census Enumerations: Historical and Contemporary Population Characteristics
    1. United States
      1. Decennial Censuses
        1. 1790-1960 Censuses
        2. 1970 Census
        3. 1980 Census
        4. 1990 Census
        5. 2000 Census
        6. 2010 Census
      2. American Housing Survey Series
      3. Current Population Survey Series
      4. Other Census, Including County and City Data Books
    2. Nations Other Than the United States
  2. Community and Urban Studies
    1. Studies of Local Politics
      1. United States
      2. Nations Other Than the United States
    2. Detroit Area Studies
    3. Historical Urban and Community Structure Studies
  3. Conflict, Aggression, Violence, Wars
    1. Conflict and Stability Within Nations
    2. Conflict Between and Among Nations
  4. Economic Behavior and Attitudes
    1. Continuing Series of Consumer Surveys
    2. Surveys of Economic Attitudes and Behavior
    3. Historical and Contemporary Economic Processes and Indicators
  5. Education
    1. United States
    2. Nations Other Than the United States
  6. Elites and Leadership
    1. United States
    2. Nations Other Than the United States
  7. Geography and Environment
  8. Government Structures, Policies, and Capabilities
    1. Behavior and Attitudes of Bureaucrats
    2. Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators and Outputs
      1. United States
      2. Nations Other Than the United States
    3. Statistics on Government Operations
  9. Health Care and Facilities
  10. Instructional Packages
    1. Instructional Packages
      1. SETUPS
      2. ICPSR Instructional Subsets
      3. Other Instructional Packages
    2. Computer Programs
  11. International Systems: Linkages, Relationships, and Events
    1. Dyadic and Small-Group Interaction (Events Data)
    2. International Organizations
      1. Characteristics of Organizations
      2. Member Activities
    3. Structural Characteristics of the International System
    4. Alliances and Military Affairs
  12. Legal Systems
  13. Legislative and Deliberative Bodies
    1. Historical and Contemporary Roll Call Voting Records
      1. United States
      2. National Legislatures Outside the United States
      3. United Nations
    2. Studies of Decision-Making in Deliberative Bodies
  14. Mass Political Behavior and Attitudes
    1. Historical and Contemporary Electoral Processes
      1. Primaries, Conventions, and Campaigns
      2. Election Studies Series
        1. United States
        2. Nations Other Than the United States
      3. Election Returns
        1. United States
        2. Nations Other Than the United States
      4. Merged Electoral and Ecological Data
        1. United States
        2. Nations Other Than the United States
    2. Political Participation
      1. United States
      2. Nations Other Than the United States
    3. Public Opinion on Political Matters
      1. United States
      2. Nations Other Than the United States
      3. Attitudes Toward Regional Integration
        1. Europe
        2. Latin America
        3. North America
    4. Political Parties
  15. Organizational Behavior
    1. United States
    2. Nations Other Than the United States
  16. Social Indicators
    1. United States
    2. Nations Other Than the United States
  17. Social Institutions and Behavior
    1. Minorities and Race Relations
    2. Religion
    3. Socialization, Students, and Youth
      1. United States
      2. Nations Other Than the United States
    4. Age and the Life Cycle
    5. Crime and the Criminal Justice System
    6. Leisure and Recreation
    7. Vital Statistics
    8. Family and Gender
    9. Military Service
  18. Replication Datasets (more info)
  19. External Data Resources

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