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Key Data Sets for Sociology

Searching for Data on a Specific Topic

If you Google your topic with the term "statistics" or "data" it is unlikely to produce results that offer you good data. However, within your results, you may find citations for original data sets.

To increase your odds of finding useful citations, try searching for your topic using Google Scholar and Google News. In your results, take notice of which institutions collect the data that interest you. Find those institutions via Google or using the resources below:

Unsure where to begin?

Try the following strategies to generate ideas for your research: