Use the following research guides for help using software to manipulate data.
Use this guide to find:
If you want:
use one of these research guides:
Wellesley is a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). ICPSR maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data.
ICPSR data can only be downloaded if you are on campus. Most data can be downloaded directly from any campus computer, although some data is only available via CD-ROM. CD-ROMs are in the Wellesley College Library catalog; search by study title. If we do not have the CD-ROM, contact Daria Hafner to request the data.
Various classes, open to Wellesley faculty, staff, and students, are offered every summer through the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The Online Learning Center provides instructional datasets, as well as exercises for classroom use, information about useful Web sites, and related publications.
For more information about ICPSR, contact Jessica LaBrie, Official Representative to ICPSR.
State Data Centers
The SDCs are a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. You may be able to get state or local data from the respective SDC in a form that is not compiled/produced by the Census Bureau.
As members of the Massachusetts State Data Center, Wellesley College users have access to customized data extrapolations pertaining to locations in Massachusetts. Please contact Megan Brooks, Director of Research Services, for further help or contact the Massachusetts State Data Center directly.
International Data Centers