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For more help in finding data, please contact SFU Library Data Services. This list is maintained by Carla Graebner, Research Data Services Librarian (cgraebne@sfu.ca).

Top Resources

  1. Data files: Social survey files, DLI data, GIS datasets, and geospatial data.
  2. A data discovery tool that provides researchers with the ability to search for survey questions and variables across hundreds of datasets held in a number of collections. Simple data analysis may also be performed.
  3. Time series of Canadian data from CHASS
  4. A central repository and dissemination service for machine-readable social science data. ICPSR supplies social science data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS or SPSS.

Other Resources

  1. The Canadian Census Analyser provides access to Canadian Census Data. It includes census tables with summary statistics for a variety of geographic levels, as well as microdata files with random samples of raw data.
  2. The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years.
  3. The Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre (CFMRC) Summary Information Database. Daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information.
  4. Datasets available from the CHASS Data Centre
  5. The Cross-National Time-Series (CNTS) Data Archive provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for all countries for many variables of use to the social scientist researcher.
    Access: Available at standalone computer #2 on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  6. A custom set of 5 tables from the NHS (National Health Survey).
  7. A collection of GIS data products for Canada.
  8. Access to International Historical Statistics covering 1750-2010.
  9. The Ipsos Canadian Public Affairs Dataverse is a repository of over 60 Ipsos Canada surveys that shed light on Canadian culture, politics, and society.
  10. Lipad.ca is an online platform that allows users to access an enriched and fully searchable version of the Debates of the House of Commons of Canada (Hansard).
  11. Microdata Analysis and Subsetting provides interactive access to a growing list of selected microdata files via SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) software.
  12. A statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources and provides simple exports of both data and charts in multiple formats.
    One year campus wide pilot expiring on December 31, 2017. Please send feedback to Mark Bodnar (mbodnar@sfu.ca).
  13. The Statistics Canada Web Data Server provides access to aggregate data using the Beyond 20/20 platform
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