Brown University Library: Social Sciences Data Center

Newly Acquired Datasets:

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research   full text icon   
1930's-present; the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Also includes access to iPoll.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
1970's-present; Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) contains over a thousand variables of the financial and commodity derivative exchange in Chicago. These include such financial instruments as interest rates, equities, currencies, commodities, and real estate and weather derivatives. All futures and options have historical open, high, low, close, settlement, open interest and volume information. (Available on Computer 3 in the Rockefeller computing cluster.)

Barclay Capital Live   full text icon
Current; Barclay Capital Live is the online information system of Barclays Capital, a global financial services firm. Provides access to capital-markets data, research, information, analytical tools, and ideas on all facets of the balance sheet. Access to Barclay Capital Live is provided free of charge to Brown University by Barclays Capital in partnership with Brown's program in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship (COE), the Brown University Library, and the Brown University Career Development Center. Please ask the data librarian ( for access. Available on Computer 4 in the Rockefeller Library computing cluster.)

Social Sciences Data Center:

Social Sciences Data Center at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library

10 Prospect Street / Box A
Providence, RI 02912
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The Social Sciences Data Center located in the Reference area of the Rockefeller Library offers one-stop shopping for all your data needs. It stores a wide range of numeric and spatial datasets for all subjects. Data cover themes such as international censuses, (e.g. China , India , Argentina , Brazil , etc.), history, (e.g. the trans-Atlantic slave trade), economic data, (e.g. LehmanLive and Compustat), quality of life, (e.g. world database of happiness), geography, (e.g. old digitized maps of Providence ), and many more. Discover what is available at the Library or online by searching in Josiah for "Data Center Collection". The Data Center services also include help with finding and managing data, consultation, and support for SPSS, Stata, Nvivo and ArcGIS

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Social Sciences Data Center Links:
» Data Collection Development Policy
» Spatial Data and GIS
» Brown University Geospatial Resources
» Statistics and Data
» Federal Government Information
» Rhode Island Government Information
» United Nations Government Information
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