Social science numeric sources available through the USC Libraries and on the Internet.
Need help locating statistics or data? Request an appointment or email questions to Katharin.
GIS & Statistical Software
- All PC lab computers in Leavey Library and the USC Computing Centers have SAS, SPSS, and Stata. Macs have SPSS and Stata. Leavey Library PCs have ArcGIS & ATLAS.ti.
IR329 students should start with the following three databases. If you get stuck or don't see what you are looking for, contact Katharin or stop by the VKC Library, Room B40a on Wednesdays from 2pm - 4pm.
- World Bank
World Development Indicators & Global Finance.
- International Monetary Fund
To access the complete data, use the option to "Query WITHIN a Dataset" (not across).
To access the complete data, select "Statistics" then the "OECD.stat" link, then select the pink "DATA" box at the bottom of the screen.
- Social Explorer
Create maps and generate reports (i.e., tables) based on demographic data from the United States Census and related surveys (1790 to present).
- Data Planet
Interactive database that allows users to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety data sources covering banking, criminal justice, education,energy, food and agriculture, government, health, housing and construction,industry and commerce, labor and employment, natural resources and environment, income, cost of living, stocks, transportation, and more.
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
Database of statistical publications (U.S. & international). Allows users to search abstracts and full-text tables within statistical publications of federal, state, and international agencies/organizations.
- World Development Indicators (World Bank)
International statistics with some data back to 1960. Includes more than 900 development indicators for over 200 countries covering economic policy and debt, education, environment, financial sector, health, infrastructure, labor and social protection, poverty, private sector and trade, and public sector.
- Roper Center, iPoll
Public option statistics and data files (U.S. & some international). Choose iPoll to search survey questions.
Social science data archive (data files). Holdings include a range of subject areas including population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, crime, aging, and substance abuse. USC users will need to create an account from on-campus to download data. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.