The Library subscribes to a number of social science data products, including access to data from Statistics Canada. For assistance with these products, contact Kate Gibbings, Social Sciences Librarian.
You can also find data that is freely available online. You can contact your subject librarian for assistance in locating data, or visit re3data.org to search for research data repositories.
re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions.
The DLI website lists survey data that is available to UOIT students from Statistics Canada. Survey descriptions, questionnaires and user guides are available to all users. Actual data must be downloaded by the institution’s DLI contact (currently Chelsie Lalonde). Use of data is restricted to UOIT students, faculty and staff for academic purposes only. Contact Chelsie.Lalonde@uoit.ca for further information.
odesi is a data repository, that includes Statistics Canada datasets and polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool. odesi provides researchers the ability to search for survey questions (variables) across thousands of datasets. Microdata and aggregate data are available, in a range of formats.
The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research archives data from Social Science disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, criminal justice and economics. If you are using ICPSR to download a dataset for the first time, you will be asked to create an account as a new user. Once you create your account you will be able to download your dataset. Note that licensing restrict the use of this resource to UOIT only
Scholars GeoPortal’s is a geospatial data discovery tool. Collections currently include data from Statistics Canada (through the Data Liberation Initiative), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (through the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange), and DMTI Spatial Inc.
For more information, visit UOIT's guides on data and statistics: