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A guide to resources

Finding Data in Library Search

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), of which Temple is a member, provides access to a vast archive of social science data sets, which Temple users can directly download. Topics include Social Institutions and Behavior: (Economics, Education, Family, Community and Urban, Mass Political Behavior); Health Data, Organizational Data; and Government Structures and Policy. All data sets, a total of more than 6200, have been cataloged and can be searched for in LIBRARY SEARCH which replaces DIAMOND and SUMMON, the library's online catalog. To locate a data set on a specific topic, do a keyword search in Library SEARCH, using as your search terms 'ICPSR" and a subject term. Put each term on a separate line. For example, if you wanted to locate data about voting behavior, you would do a keyword search using 'ICPSR'and 'voting behavior' as your terms; this will produce a list of more than 1500 data files. To see a list of all ICPSR datasets in LIBRARY SEARCH, click Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

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Gregory McKinney
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