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Research in Public Administration 410

Need Help Finding and Using Data?

Jonathan Torres is the Data Librarian. See his guide to Dana Library's Data Support

Basic Data Sources

Statista integrates statistical data from over 80,000 topics in areas such as business, education, finance, media, politics, society, and technology. Statista gathers data from over 18,000 sources, including market reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. The reports, charts, infographics, and statistics found in the database can be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG, or PowerPoint formats or embedded in web pages. Rutgers-restricted Access
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The basic databook for U.S. national-level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access

Policy Map

PolicyMap allows you to download and map data relating to demographics, housing, income, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, manufacturing, supermarket access, and more. Includes data sets from over 65 public and proprietary sources


ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)
The largest repository of social science data in the world. Contains over 15,000 studies with accompanying data files, most of which are already prepared for use with statistical software such as SPSS and SAS. As Rutgers is an ICPSR member institution, Rutgers users are able to download ICPSR datasets. (You will first need to create an ICPSR personal account.)

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