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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Data resource covering such topics as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior/attitudes, terrorism, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse.

ICPSR Overview

ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, is the world's largest archive of digital social and behavioral data.

ICPSR is known for large-scale survey data. Its main purpose is secondary analysis of datasets. 

Specific topics include COVID-19, children and youth, race, health, behavior, crime, income, families, politics, drug use, protest data, social media, gender and identity, and native populations. 

Note: The University of Kentucky is an ICPSR member institution, which means all UK faculty, staff, and students can access all ICPSR content. Also, registration with a MyData account is required to download most data files. Registering will increase your access options. 

Instructional and Help Resources

Access ICPSR Anywhere

Proxy Access Issues

​Please Note:  ​Off-campus access via the proxy server is inconsistent. You may find that data searches and displays do not work. If that happens, please use this non-proxied link for on-campus access. If you encounter this problem off-campus, you can try the non-proxied link, but you may have to come on-campus to access certain data sets.

Also, registration with a MyData account is required to download most data files. Registering will increase your access options.

Social Sciences Librarian

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Margie Ruppel
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margie.ruppel@uky.edu