Data Libraries

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Search Engines

  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Social Science Data Search Google Custom Search Engine @ Berkeley Library (targets 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment)




(based on a list in Nathan Yau's book "Visualize This")

  • TIGER From the Census Bureau, probably the most extensive detailed data about roads, railroads, rivers, and ZIP codes you can find.
  • OpenStreetMap
  • GeoCommons Both data and a mapmaker


(based on a list in Nathan Yau's book "Visualize This")

Open Government Data / Government and Politics



  • Catalog for data supplied by government organizations.


  • Census Bureau extensive demographics.
  • Catalog for data supplied by government organizations.
  • DataSF Data specific to San Francisco.
  • NYC Data specific to New York.
  • Follow the Money Big set of tools and datasets to investigate money in state politics.
  • OpenSecrets provides details on government spending and lobbying.

InfoVis Contest Datasets

BioVis Contest Datasets

Other Lists

Tools for Creating Synthetic Datasets

Map Data

  • Global Administrative Areas GADM is a spatial database of the location of the world's administrative areas (or adminstrative boundaries) for use in GIS and similar software.