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COB PhD First Year Library Research Series #2 - Advanced Searching and Journal Alerts: Data Services

Data @ MSU Libraries

Subject Specialist Librarians

  • Hailey Mooney (social science and general data)
  • Breezy Silver (specialized business data resources)

Research Guides

Key Resources


    The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest social science data archive.  It is one of the best places to start looking for a data set.  MSU maintains a membership which allows students and faculty to download data sets and use other online tools by registering with your email address.

    ICPSR website screenshot

  • ProQuest Statistical DataSets
    A powerful interdisciplinary database that assembles statistical information from government and private sources in one single interface. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets provided by over 50 sources and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs.
  • SimplyMap
    SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. SimplyMap turns complex data into valuable information that is easily accessed through an innovative and user-friendly interface.

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Jon Harrison
366 W. Circle Drive
E. Lansing, MI 48824

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Breezy Silver
Gast Business Library
Law College Building
Michigan State University
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 50
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4181
Subjects:Business, Economics
Michigan State University