World Wide


  • DARE - UNESCO Social Sciences Database
    A database that offers over 11.000 references to social science periodicals. It also contains special references to peace, human rights and international law research institutes.
  • MOST - Management of Social Trasformations Programme
    A research programme, designed by UNESCO, to promote international comparative social science research. It supports large-scale, long-term autonomous research and transfers the relevant findings and data to decision-makers. It also publishes state of the art reports that assess existing information on specific topics. MOST concentrates on three research areas: multi-cultural and multi-ethnic societies; cities as arenas of accelerated social transformation, and globalization and Governance. The overall long-term objective of MOST is to establish sustainable links between the scientific and policy communities and to emphasize the relevance of social science research for policy-formulation.
  • NESSTAR - Networked Social Science Tools and Resources
    An infrastructure for data dissemination via the Internet created by a consortium of data archives. NESSTAR Explorer is an end user interface for searching, analysing and downloading data and documentation via the Internet. NESSTAR Publisher is used by data archives to disseminate data and documentation. By means of NESSTAR you are able to (1) locate multiple data sources across national boundaries, (2) browse detailed metadata about these data, (3) analyze and visualize data online, and (4) download the appropriate subsets of data in one of a number of formats for local use. The general aim of the project is to develop a common interface on the Internet to the data holdings of a large number of providers and disseminators of statistical information world-wide.
  • OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    The OECD provides governments a setting in which to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy. The 29 member countries compare experiences, seek answers to common problems and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies. The site informs on organization and activities of the OECD and provides acces to many publications and databases.
  • STN-international
    Access to many databases (account and password needed).
  • TransMonEE 
    The database captures a vast range of data relevant to the social and economic situation and well-being of children, young people and women in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS). The data are updated annually.
  • UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
    Provides statistical information on the population of 56 countries.
  • United Nations InfoNation
    An easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. Created by the United Nations' CyberSchoolBus program.
  • United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF
    The official home page for UNICEF contains a wealth of information, as well as statistical data broken down by country, in addiction to various world maps for selected indicators.
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR
    The site includes timely and issue-oriented information, an annual statistical overview of refugee activities, the RefWorld database of officla documents on refugees, and country-specific reports.
  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Development - UNRISD
    Provides a long list of research projects, as well as information on global conferences, publications, policy briefs and viewpoints.
  • World Bank
    • World Bank Open Data 
      Offers access to national and international statistics and global statistical programs. You can select the data by country or topics. The site includes the Social Indicators of DevelopmentTrends in Developing Economies, and the Annual Reports
    • World Bank: Living Standards Measurement Study - LSMS
      The LSMS surveys are multi-topic, household questionnaires which have been an important tool in measuring household welfare and understanding household behavior in developing countries. Information at this site includes a description and history of the LSMS, and directions for obtaining LSMS data. A limited amount of LSMS data is available for dowloading.
  • World Population Clock - U.S. Census Bureau
    An up-to-the day estimate of the world’s population and population projections to the year 2050. Graphics based on this table: World populationWorld population growth rates, and Annual world population change.







Burkina Faso 



Cape Verde 

Central African Republic 



Congo Brazzaville / Republic of the Congo 

Congo Kinshasa / Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 


Equatorial Guinea 








Ivory Coast / Côte d’Ivoire 
















São Tomé & Principe 



South Africa 






North America


  • Canada 




    • Data Library Service - University of Toronto
    • National Archives of Canada
      The story of nation is best told by the people who lived that story. Their countless letters, diaries, pictures, official documents and records serve as the collective memory of the nation. The National Archives of Canada preserves Canada's archival heritage, and makes it available to Canadians through a wide variety of means - publications, exhibitions, special events, as well as reference and researcher services. The Archives' collections include millions of records, including texts, photographs, films, maps, videos, books, paintings, prints and government files, that bring the past to life.
    • Numeric Data Services - University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
      Includes social science data, economic and financial data, and census data.
    • Statistics Canada
      The national statistical agency offers a collection on the economic and social conditions in Canada. Statistical information is divided into four topics: economy, land, people and government. And each topic is further divided into sub-topics which offer lists of statistical tables. The site also provides Daily news (newly released data, announcements of new products and services), publications from the agency, research papers, publications (downloadable in PDF format). Try it out, and don't forget to look in the electronic data dictionary (a 'zipped' set of HTML files). English and French version.
    • Unicef: Canada
    • WHO - Canada
    • Wikipedia: Demographics of Canada
    • World Bank: Canada
    • World Data Atlas: Canada
    • World Factbook: Canada
    • Statistics Greenland
      Includes a statistical database and a statistical yearbook.
    • Wikipedia: Demographics of Greenland
    • World Bank: Greenland
    • World Factbook: Greenland
    • National Statistics, Geography and Informatics Institute - INEGI
    • Unicef: Mexico
    • WHO - Mexico
    • Wikipedia: Demographics of Mexico
    • World Bank: Mexico
    • World Data Atlas: Mexico
    • World Factbook: Mexico
    • Brown University - Social Science Data Services - SSDS
      A resource unit within the Rockefeller Library that can assist patrons with the identification, retrieval, and use of social science data available in electronic form.
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics - BLS
      Allows for customized extraction from a wide variety of BLS Data series. BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the field of labor economics and statistics.
    • Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN
      CIESIN facilitates access to data and information on human interactions in the environment, global environmental change, and sustainable development.
      • Socioeconomic Data and Application Center - SEDAC 
        SEDAC tries to integrate socioeconomic and earth science data. A search here simultaneously searches and retrieves information from many diverse databases worldwide. SEDAC provides access to a distributed catalog that identifies data and information resources relevant to these topics. Topics include: population dynamics; land and freshwater resources; industry and energy; agriculture and food security; economic activity; human attitudes, preferences, and behavior; policy and institutions; human and environmental health; ocean and atmospheric dynamics; geography and land cover.
      • World Data Center
        Provides access to a wide range of global data, associated documentation, and visualization and analysis tools.
    • Columbia University: Electronic Data Services - EDS
      Offers access to a wide variety of numerical data resources and related services: online searching of data resources, guides to specific datasets, statistical package documentation (SAS, SPSS, Stata, SPlus), data manipulation and conversion tools documentation
    • Country studies / Area Handbook Program - The Library of Congres
      A series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 101 countries and regions. Countries that were previously in multi-country volumes are now available individually. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. You can search across all countries or any combination of countries, or browse the table of contents for a specific country. The maps and charts are in PDF format.
    • County and City Data Books - CCDB
      Presented by the University of Virginia Library Social Sciences Data Center. Provides access to several editions of the County and City Data Book. A wide variety of demographic, social, and economic variables are presented for counties, cities, and states. Based on data from the CD-ROM versions of the County and City Data Books.
    • Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research - CISER
      The CISER Data Archive maintains an extensive collection of numeric files in the social sicences, with emphasis on demography, economics and labour, political and social behavior, family life, and healt. You can search the holdings or browse them by subject.
    • Dialog
      Access to a massive number of databases (account and password needed).
    • FedStats
      Provides access to the full range of statistical information produced by the Federal Government. You can search and link to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more. FedStats offers direct access to statistical data on topics of your choice, and provides statistical profiles (maps) of states, counties and cities,
    • Gallup
      The world's leading source of public opinion since 1935.
    • General Social Survey - GSS
      GSS takes the pulse of America. The GSS contains a standard core of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. It conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor social change within the U.S. and to compare the U.S. to other nations. Presented by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Michigan.
    • HMDC - Harvard - MIT Data Center
      The pincipal distributor of quantitative social science data from major international data consortia.
    • ICPSR Data Archive
      The data archive of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (University of Michagan, USA). One of the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. The database is searchable and browsable.
    • Indicators of Distributive Justice and Social Change
      Indicators of Social Justice reflect the current state of American social structure. They can be used in the analysis of social problems and in social practice in general.
    • Internet Crossroads in the Social Sciences 
      Data and Program Library Service. A guide to Social Science data available on the Internet, maintained by librarians at the Data and Program Library Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
    • Princeton University: Data and Statistical Service - DSS
      DDS maintains the University Data Library and provides reference and consulting support to users of electronic data. Users can inspect a list and short description of popular datasets, search for data and acces data, and read about the supported statistical software.
    • Scholar's Lab - University of Virginia Library
      The Social Sciences Data Center and Geographic Information Systems Lab.
    • State of the Nation's Cities: A Comprehensive Database on American Cities and Suburbs (Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University). Part of a contribution to the United Nations' Habitat II conference in Istanbul in June 1996. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contracted with the Center for Urban Policy Research to assemble a comprehensive database on 77 American cities and suburbs. The database brings together over 3,000 variables from a wide variety of sources, allowing easy comparability of indicators on employment and economic development, demographic measures, housing and land use, income and poverty, fiscal conditions, and a host of other health, social, and environmental indicators. Data files are available for download in several formats (Tab-delimited ASCII, SPSS portable file, Excel, and SAS).
    • University of California, Berkeley - Archive of Social Science Data
      Berkeley’s principal archive of computerized social science and health statatistics information. The holdings can be searched or browsed by various methods. Some of the site collections are restricted to those affiliated with the Berkeley university.
    • University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Social Science Data Archives
      Collects and disseminates, for academic research and instructional use, machine-readable data in a variety of formats. The collection contains data files on many disciplines, including political science, economics, management, demography, criminal justice, sociology, envrironmental sciences, and health sciences. The availability of these studies permits researchers to conduct secondary analyses on these data. The newsletter Social Science Data Archivist announces new datasets acquired, news items, as well as citations to research using social science data.
    • University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Social Sciences Data Services
      Search or browse a collection of several hundred internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data.
    • University of Connecticut: Roper Center
      The largest library of public opinion data in the world: over 10,000 survey files and a coverage from 1935-present. The site includes a full-text question-level retrieval system which gives users access to over a quarter-million questions asked since 1935. All this information can be searched by subject, word, survey firm and data.
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Data & Information Services Center (DISC)
      Provides access to machine readable data files to the social science community of the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus and to disseminate locally-generated files to scholars at other institutions. Contains the archival data online repository, the complete catalog of DPLS dataset holdings, internet crossroads in social science data, and more.
    • U.S. Census Bureau USA
      The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
      • U.S. Census Bureau: County and City Data Book
        The latest official statistics for all U.S. states, counties, cities, and places of 2,500 or more inhabitants. It includes a complete ste of state maps showing alle couties, places of 25,000 or more population, and metropolitan areas. It covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use.
      • U.S. Census Bureau: International Database - IDB
        A data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic dat voor +220 countries and areas of the world. Don't forget to try the online demographic aggregation for user-selected regions and/or countries. The "Population Pryramids" display graphs of the choosen population, by age and sex. And last but not least: you can download the IDB Program and Data to your own PC.
      • U.S. Census Bureau: TIGER Mapping Service
        A public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data. It allows you to turn layers on and off and draw statistical maps from Census data. You can also choose the census level (tract, county, etc.) and "theme" to map (e.g., household size, age, race, etc.).
    • World Factbook- CIA
      The US Central Intelligence Agency released the latest in this annual series of country information reference books. Data is available for over 250 countries. For each country, map and flag, geographic, population, government, economic, transportation, communication, and defense information is provided for the latest year available. Users can browse the whole country list, by continent, or by subject. The entire book is available in compressed (.gz) plain text and rich text format (.rtf). The agency also offers name information for chiefs of state and cabinet members< for over 190 countries.
    • Yale University: StatCat
      StatCat (formerly the Social Science Data Archive) is the repository and reference center at Yale for machine-readable data sources in the social sciences. StatCat maintains a major collection of data from academic surveys, public opinion surveys, government agencies, international organizations, and related groups. SSDA codebooks and reference services are available through the Social Science Library and Information Services; the Social Science Statistical Laboratory provides technical assistance for dataset users. Most of the SSDA holdings are restricted to use by the Yale community. Users can search for authors, titels, subjects and abstracts, and browse the data catalog by broad subject areas.

Central America



Costa Rica

El Salvador





South America

















Dominican Republic


Saint Lucia



  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    A regional vehicle for promoting open trade and practical economic cooperation. The databases contain information on tariffs, projects, labour market, and ecology.







Hong Kong




  • Center for Social Research and Data Archives (CSRDA) - University of Tokyo
    A collection of data from more than 250 statistical surveys in Japan. English summary of the collected data, and Japanese information for secondary use of the data by academic researchers.
  • Japan Information Network
    A government-sponsored site intented to introduce its foreign reader to the society, culture and other aspects of Japan. The statistics page provides direct links to government agencies and other sources providing muneric data on categories such as census, crime, economy, housing, industry and education. If you can’t find what you need here, there are links to other statistical resources in Japan as well.
  • Japan Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center
    Coordinates the statistical activities of different ministries and agencies. It also caries out major censuses and sample surveys, such as the Population Census and the Establishment and Enterprise Census.



North Korea





Myanmar / Burma





South Korea

  • National Statistical Office (NSO)
  • Korean Social Science Data Archive (KOSSDA)
    A non-profit organization with an expertise in the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of Korean social science data and literatures.
  • Korean Social Science Data Center (KSDC) 
    The goal of KSDC is to manage and accumulate various kinds of social data sets in order for academic developments of social sciences. The foundation of the institution in Korea is necessary in managing and accumulating various data sets in the age of globalization and information. The institution keeps and offers both national and international data sets related to social sciences. There's a Korean and an English version.

Sri Lanka








Middle East















  • Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS
  • Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated - ACSPRI
    An organisation of research institutions & organisations that facilitates access to Australian and overseas sources of computer-readable social science data, encourages and supports activities and procedures which enhance access to and use of that data, and encourages and supports teaching and research in the social sciences generally. The Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) supports the ACSPRI. All researchers in Australian academic institutions are entitled to access the large collection of survey, international and historical data in the ICPSR Archives.
  • Australian Social Science Data Archives - ASSDA (Australian National University) 
    Collection includes over 500 general Australian social science data sets and the Australian Census of Population and Housing data from 1966 to present. It produces a catalogue of holdings, SSDA Data Catalogue and newsletter, ACSPRI Newsletter. Data sets resulting from research by academic, government and private organisations and individuals have been deposited in the Archives. It has established a library of reference sources to data collection activities in Australia. Reference materials cover the data collection activities of Commonwealth and State government agencies, major polling organisations and individual researchers.
  • OECD: Australia
  • Unicef: Australia
  • WHO - Australia
  • Wikipedia: Demographics of Australia
  • World Bank: Australia
  • World Data Atlas: Australia
  • World Factbook: Australia

New Zealand







  • CESSDA - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives
    A pan-European research infrastructure that virtually brings the European social science data archives together; searching all the databases at one time using a single search profile. You can search and browse the data catalogs of national data archives in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Australia. Search fields include title, names, contents, geographic focus, and starting and ending years. The data Catalogue is available in nine languages.
  • CORDIS: Community Research and Development Information Service
    A R&D; Information Service for the European Community. For the European Commission it is the primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results. It facilitates researchers to find partners in other European countries by publishing active profiles and collaboration requests. Information on the most recent projects are provided in the news and events section of the site.
  • ECASS - European Centre for Analysis in the Social Sciences
    A Large Scale Facility for European Research and Data Analysis, under the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) Programme of the European Commission. ECASS is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Essex, housed within the Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS). It conducts and facilitates the empirical study of social and economic change by integrating longitudinal and cross-national European datasets, providing the support services required for their analyses, and acting as the host for major substantive research programmes.
  • ERPA: European Research Papers Archive
    A common interface for searching a database of online working papers relevant to European integration. Contributors to the archive include the Robert Schuman Centre of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the Jean Monnet Working Papers Series at Harvard Law School, and the European Communities Studies Association-Austria. With a a short form users can search recent additions to the archive. With a long form you get many advanced search options, including full-text searches.
  • Europe
    Information about Europe and the European electronic information market. Direct access to more than 20 online databases.
  • Public Opinion
    European Continuous Tracking Survey (CTS) is carried out, for the Commission Services, as of January 1996. It consists of some 200 telephone interviews done in each Member State, each week, 44 weeks a year. Results are made available every four weeks. Regular releases of these results are published in Europinion reports.
  • EuroStat
    Statistical Office of the European Communities.

Albania - Associations | News Sources

Andorra - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Armenia - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Austria  - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Azerbaijan - Associations | Departments | News Sources

Belarus - Departments | News Sources

Belgium - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Bosnia & Herzegowina  - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Bulgaria - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Croatia - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Cyprus - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Czech Republic - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • Czech Statistical Office - CzSO
    A list of publications issued by the CzSO.
  • Sociological Data Archive - SDA
    The data archive in the Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic stores data files from social science research projects and makes them accessible for secondary usage. The pages offer the possibility to order data files or to download selected data for educational purposes. Czech and English versions

Denmark - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • Danish Data Archives - DDA 
    The national social science data archive contains databases on the fields of general, organisational and industrial sociology. Data are available for secundary analysis. The DDA is part of the Danish State Archive and serves as an archive for all of Denmark.
  • Statistics Denmark

Estonia - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Finland - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • Finnish Social Science Data Archive - FSD
    A national resource centre for social science research and teaching. The FSD tries to increase the use of existing data in the social sciences by disseminating it world wide. Therefore it provides a wide range of services from data archiving to information services. The database provides access to data set lists and to data documentation. Data can be searched by an alphabetical index, an index by series or material number, and series descriptions.
  • Statistics Finland
    A service centre of statistical information. Collections include statistics on all fields and from all over the world.

France - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Georgia - Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources

Germany - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • DESTATIS - Statistisches Bundesamt
    The national statistical office provides and dissiminates high quality statistical information on Germany.
  • GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    The largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. More than 250 employees in three locations (Mannheim, Cologne, Berlin) render substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services. Established in 1986 GESIS consists of three independent institutes: Social Science Information Centre (IZ) in Bonn, Central Archive for Empirical Social Research in Cologne (ZA), and Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim. Since 2007 GESIS has merged into one institute. The Data Archive for the Social Sciences provides primary material (data, questionnaires, code plans) and results of empirical and historical studies in order to prepare them for secondary analyses and to mate them available to the interested public. Contains a library (empirical social research), data catalogue, ALLBUS, Eurobarometer, ISSP, politbarometer, election studies and more.
  • GWDG - Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung 
    The GWDG is a corporate facility of the state of Niedresachsen and the Max-Planck-Society. It serves the purpose of data-processing and competence center for the Max-Planck-Society and as the university computer centre for the University of Göttingen.
  • MZES - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung
    Provides databases for European Welfare States (Family Policy & Cost of Social Security), historical databases on population development, a guide to offical statistics databases, and documentations of official statistics in Europe.
  • SOEP - Das Sozio-ökonomische Panel
    Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin
    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study offers microdata for research in the social and economic sciences. The data are the result of a wide-ranging representative lingitudinal study of private housholds in Germany. The same private housholds, persons and families have been surveyed annually since 1984. The data include information on many objective living conditions, values, willingness to take risks, and about the dynamic relationships currently being undergone in these areas of life their changes. The SOEP is located at the DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research), one of the leading research institutes in Germany.

Greece - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Hungary  - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Iceland - Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Ireland - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • Irish Social Science Data Archive - ISSDA
    Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination.
  • Irish Qualitative Data Archive - IQDA
    IQDA is based at NUI Maynooth, and is a central access point for qualitative social science data — interviews, pictures and other non-numerical material — providing online access to all new qualitative data.
  • Northern Ireland Qualitative Archive - NIQA
    NIQA is based at Queens University and holds two main collections of qualitative data: in-depth interviews with older people on attitudes to ageing and ageism and the archive on conflict.

Italy - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Kazakhstan - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Kosovo - News Sources

Latvia - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Liechtenstein - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Lithuania - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Luxembourg - Departments | News Sources | Research Centers

Malta - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Moldova - Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Monaco  - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Montenegro - News Sources

Norway - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Poland - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Portugal - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Romania - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Russia - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

San Marino - Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Scotland - Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • University of Edinburgh Data Library - EDINA
    Provides a range of on-line data which is available to the University’s Research and Teaching communities. These data include a subset of recent UK Censuses of Population; the 1851 Population Census national 2% sample; the GB Agricultural Census; and the Postcode Directory for Scotland.

Serbia - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources

Slovakia - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Slovenia - Associations | Departments | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Spain - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Sweden - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Switzerland - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Turkey - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

Ukraine - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

United Kingdom - Associations | Departments | Journals | Libraries | News Sources | Research Centers

  • Centre for Applied Social Surveys - CASS
    CASS is an ESRC Resource Centre run jointly by the SCPR and the University of Southampton, with the University of Surrey. It provides short courses in survey methods and is developing a survey Question Bank for use by social scientists and social researchers in the academic world, government, market research and the independent and voluntary sectors.
  • Edinburgh Data and INformation Access - EDINA 
    Provides national on-line services of the UK higher education and research community. None of EDINA's services involve any cost to the end user. In most cases, services require both institutional subscription and end-user registration.
  • UK Data Archive - UKDA
    A specialist national resource containing the largest collection of accessible computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK. Through this web pages it is also possible to search the catalogues of other national archives for computer readable data and to use the services of the Data Archive to acquire these data on your behalf. The Archive is funded jointly by the University of Essex where it is located, the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). Searches are performed on catalogue records (study descriptions) and keywords describing the studies in the Archive's collection.
  • Manchester Information and Associated Services - MIMAS 
    A national research support service based at the University of Manchester, specialising in on-line provision of strategic research and teaching datasets, software packages, training and large-scale computing resources for the UK academic community.
  • Office for National Statistics - ONS
  • Qualitative Data Archival Resource Centre - QUALIDATA 
    Essex Univ., UK. Contains comprehensive guidelines for depositing qualititave data, acess agreements and conditions, information about copyright and confidentiality, information relating to the new ESRC research grants application form and archiving, links to other repositories which old/will hold qualititave data, details of recent data deposited/processed etc. See for a good description of this database, Louise Corti and Paul Thompson's article ESRC Qalitative Data Archival Resources Centre QUALIDATA.
  • R·Cade - Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe 
    An interdisciplinary resource centre that will help researchers and analysts to identify and acquire data for the European Social Sciences. It has been established in the UK in a partnership between the Centre for European Studies at the University of Durham and The Data Archive at the University of Essex. It provides efficient access to key statistical data about Europe. Official statistics are available from the European Union Statistical Office (Eurostat), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).The services include online access to an integrated database via the Internet and World Wide Web, or customised data extraction to your requirements. The site can be used to preview our data holdings and documentation, which may be relevant to your research, policy and business needs. They also provide a comprehensive guide to other data sources on Europe.
  • UK Data Archive
    The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.
  • UK Data Service
    A comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data. Here you will find a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011. All are backed with extensive support, training and guidance to meet the needs of data users, owners and creators.



  • CentERdata
    A databank which allows you to compose your tailor made data set. The research data are gathered by a telepanel. Users can combine data from different studies. CentERdata is affiliated to the CentER for Economic Research of the Brabant University. Its core business is the exploitation of a computerized household panel.
  • Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek - CBS 
    The Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands collects, processes and analyses data and publishes the statistical results. Many data are available online; see FiguresThemes, and Web publications. The StatLine Database contains up to date developments of some key social and economic indicators (including population, labour, manufacturing output and prices). The indicators are updated daily.
  • Economisch Statistische Berichten - ESB
    Economic statistical data.
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - KNAW
    The mission of the Academy is to ensure the quality of scientific research in the Netherlands.
    • Data Archiving and Networked Services - DANS
      A national organization responsible for storing and providing permanent access to research data from the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Steinmetz Archive and the Netherlands Historical Data Archive (NHDA) have become part of DANS.
    • Nederlandse Onderzoek Databank - NOD (Dutch version)
      A Dutch research database from the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). It contains information on current research projects, researchers, and research institutes in the Netherlands and Flanders.
  • Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau - SCP
    A research organisation which operates on an interdepartmental basis. On behalf of the government it provides building-blocks for policy formation in the social and cultural fields. The SCP also provides solicited and unsolicited advice on policy alternatives, with particular emphasis on intersectoral and medium to long-term issues. It conducts socio-scientific research into social developments, the way the Dutch population lives and the demand for and supply of facilities. Dutch and English version.
  • NIPO
    Netherlands Institute for Public Opinion and Market Research. 
    NIPO is the largerst market research and public opinion bureau of the Netherlands.
  • SDN
    Stichting Sociale Databank Nederland.
  • Staatsalmanak
  • World Database of Happiness 
    A register of scientific research on subjective appeciation of life ('life-satisfaction' or 'happiness'). The database involves four components:
    1. Bibliography of Happiness
      Contemporary studies on subjective appreciation of life; with detailed subject index.
    2. Item bank
      All indicators that tap happiness, mostly single questions. Each item is presented full text and with links to studies that used the measure. The measures are classified by focus, time reference, mode of observation, rating and wording.
    3. Distributional Findings on Happiness in Nations and Happines in Publics
      Results of representative surveys on subjective appreciation of life in 56 nations since 1946.
    4. Correlational Findings on Happiness 
      Mini-abstracts of correlational research findings, ordered by subject-matter, time and nation (7838 findings from 603 studies in 69 nations).
    5. Directory of Hapsiness Investigators
      Names and addresses of scientists who have published on subjective appreciation of life. Free available on request.
    6. Data sets States of Nations and Trends in Nations
    7. Key literature



  • Australian Social Science Data Archive - ANU
    A comprehensive list of Social Science Data Archives (and Libraries) from the Australian National Archives.
  • Data on the Net - Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
    A guide to several centres maintaining social science data and services from the University of California, San Diego. Links to sites with numeric data sourcessearchable catalogs (catalogs and lists of data from data libraries, archives, vendors), data libraries and data archives (data Libraries and Data Archives worldwide), distributors and vendors of data (20 organizations that sell and distribute data for a fee). If you still can't find what you want above, you can try these Social Science Gateways
    International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology. 
    The home page of the social science data archivists of the world. Its 300 members are from a variety of workplaces, including data archives, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations.
  • Internet Crossroads in the Social Sciences
    Contains several hundreds annotated links to data-related resources. Presented by the Data and Program Library Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists - Cornell University
  • Social Science Data Archives - Europe
    from the Council for European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA).
  • Statistical Data Locators
    A list of international statistical data sources. Presented by the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The extensive list of international data sites is organized by region.
  • UNECE Data Locator
    UNECE is the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The data locator allows you to search by theme for data from other international agencies.