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Key information resources for research in clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, social psychology, and health psychology.

Best Bets for Finding Datasets

If you need datasets on a topic, search the following three resources:

How to Search for Open Datasets

Google Web Search

Include your topic keywords, along with the word dataset.

Example: juvenile recidivism dataset

Tip: You can also use the Google Dataset Search

Datasets about Children & Youth

Additional Datasets for Psychology

Datasets from these sources are in a downloadable format such as a spreadsheet (.xls, xlsx, or .csv). 

Statistics vs Datasets

Statistics are useful for social work practice because they provide information about social issues. Look for statistics on this guide if you need information/numbers about a topic. If you need raw numbers to download and analyze yourself, use the datasets boxes below. 


Statistics listed here are available in HTML, PDF, or spreadsheet (.xls, .csv, .xlsx) format.