Data at Harvard

Harvard Library provides access to a large selection of statistics and datasets in a variety of social science collections. This guide serves as an introduction to those data sources as well as to the software and technical assistance available for HKS affiliates.

Research librarians are available to help you locate appropriate datasets for your research and advise you on how to navigate the entire Harvard Library system.

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Stop in! Research assistance is available Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call: (617) 495-1302

The Data and Government Information unit in Lamont Library is the central reference and referral point for government information and data from the United States government, 160 foreign governments and many international organizations. You may reach them at (617) 495-2106 or Also see their Beginner's Guide to Locating and Using Numeric Data.

Major Data Sources

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