Data Libraries

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Search Engines[edit]

  • 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)
  • Google Dataset Search




(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")

  • AidData Open Data for International Development
  • factbook.json World Factbook Country Profiles in JSON - Free Open Public Domain Data

Open Government Data / Government and Politics[edit]

European Union[edit]



  • 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[edit]

BioVis Contest Datasets[edit]

Network Data[edit]

  • SNAP Stanford Large Network Dataset Collection by Jure Leskovec

Other Lists[edit]

Tools for Creating Synthetic Datasets[edit]

Map Data[edit]