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

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.

Major Data Sources