Data at Harvard
Harvard Library provides access to a large selection of statistics and datasets in a variety of social science collections.
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 email@example.com.
Where to Start
If you are relatively new to working with data in an academic research capacity, we recommend the Beginner's Guide to Locating and Using Numeric Data, courtesy of Lamont Library.
Web of Science Help I Getting Started with Data Citation Index Overview (The interface has been updated since the 2018 video, so some features have been changed. For example, in advanced search, instead of "select from thesaurus" select the "subject descriptor" link to bring up the same feature. The subject descriptor appears to have a small number of biological and medical terms).
Major US and International Data Sources
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Data by Research Topic
These guides curated by HKS and other Harvard librarians provide access to free and subscription resources by topic. Find the most up-to-date list at all of Harvard Library's data- and statistics-related guides. Also check our data-related FAQs.