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Data: Finding and Managing: Home

Links to various data resources

Finding Data

Social Sciences Data Services

  • Find numeric or tabular data in the social sciences, management, and related areas
  • Find data to use with statistical software (i.e. SAS, SPSS, STATA)
  • Analyze data using statistical analysis
  • Generate statistical reports

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services

  • Locate spatial data
  • Map information
  • Analyze data using geospatial tools
  • Access GIS data: Geodata Repository (GeoWeb & ArcMap/ArcGIS Interface)
  • Develop educational GIS tools for classroom use
  • Find GIS programming support for research
  • Attend GIS workshops
  • Borrow GPS units

Managing Data

Data Management


Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.

  • Evaluate your data needs
  • Create a data management plan
  • Secure your data
  • Create a backup plan
  • Share and cite your data

Other Services

Bioinformatics @ MIT Libraries

  • Learn about publicly available bioinformatics databases
  • Access analysis tools subscribed to by the MIT Libraries
  • Find other researchers doing bioinformatics at MIT
  • Attend bioinformatics training at MIT Libraries