The Data Services unit at MU Libraries offers reference assistance to MU faculty, staff and students in the acquisition of datasets for use in teaching and original research. Through our affiliation with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (see tabs above), MU faculty, staff and students may download any of thousands of datasets on a wide variety of topics. We also help researchers access the growing collection of PUBLIC USE DATASETS on the internet.
The Social Science Statistics Center provides support for faculty and students working with statistical data. The following services are offered:
The Center also teaches several short courses as part of our education and and training component.
Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis supports several programs:
MCDC holdings consist of public machine readable data archive and numerous reports and dynamic web applications. A state-wide network of lead, coordinating and affiliate agencies provides users with assistance in accessing the MCDC holdings and answering questions regarding their use and interpretation. Data includes all states, not just Missouri.
MU Libraries guide to Data Management Plans provides assistance in creating a data managment plan for your research.