Find Data: COMPSCI 73: Code, Data, and Art

I highly recommend checking out the following research guides created by Diane Sredl, our Data Reference Librarian:

  • Beginner's Guide to Locating and Using Numeric Data
  • Health Data Resources: International  
  • Health Data Resources: United States  
  • Public Opinion Data Resources  
  • Trade Data Resources  
  • United States Census Data Resources 

Select Harvard Library Databases - Harvard Login required

  • Statista  - A statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - Categories of datasets include census enumerations; community and urban studies; economic behavior and attitudes; government structures, policies, and capabilities; social indicators; and much more. Need to create an individual account to download the data.

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research - Provides access to summary-level (aggregate) and micro-level (raw) public opinion data. While the data collection focuses strongly on United States public opinion, it also includes growing collections of (micro-level) European, Latin American (Latin American Databank), and Japanese (JPOLL) polls. The Roper Center resources require users to set up individual accounts in order to gain access to the data.

More Subject-Specific Data Research Guides

Select National and International Agencies

Select Data Repositories

  • - A global registry of research data repositories from different academic disciplines.
  • Zenodo 
  • figshare
  • Dryad -  is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types.
  • Open Science Framework (OSF)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce - Data and reports include Environmental data, Economic indicators, Population statistics, and more
  • Harvard Dataverse Network - Collections include data sets from government entities, universities, and individual researchers. Harvard Login is required for access to certain datasets.

Select Harvard Resources

  • Harvard University Fact Book - The Fact Book is intended as a general source of information about the University. 
  • Harvard College Open  - public Harvard datasets in a free repository. "We’ve used data science and data visualization techniques to analyze data on campus safety, faculty gender disparity, student government election turnout, and trends in concentration popularity, to name a few."
  • Harvard Library APIs & Datasets - Harvard Library provides open access to our metadata through APIs, including LibraryCloud and the Caselaw Access Project.
  • Harvard Forest Data Archive - The HF Data Archive contains datasets from scientific research at the Harvard Forest.