Tutt Library Research Guides
Consider the time period -- current or historical, and the format -- table to print or data to download to a spreadsheet.
Data page: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/data/data.aspx
Started in 1968 with a national U.S. sample of over 18,000 individuals in 5,000 families.
NOTE: Before downloading data for the first time, users must complete a short registration form
4 ways to select variables within the Data Center:
- 1. File, 2. Search, 3. Cross-Year Index, and 4. Previous Carts.
- You can use any of the four methods, and you can switch methods while you 'collect' variables.
- To view the variables you have selected, simply click on the shopping cart on the right.
Microdata Library http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/home
From the World Bank which is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries globally.
The organization is not an ordinary bank but rather a partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
Data page: http://www.bjs.gov/ucrdata/
Building Tool: http://www.bjs.gov/ucrdata/Search/Crime/Crime.cfm
Select variable, then can download data set.
Navigator page; register to use : https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/login.jsp
same phenomina over specificed length of time
1 point of time in multiple places
combination of time series and cross section data
Point readers to raw data by providing a Web address
- use "Retrieved from"
or a general place that houses data sets on the site
- use "Available from"
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf