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A Universe of Data at Your Fingertips

The largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data

  • 250+ billion data points
  • 400 source databases
  • 70 data providers
  • 16 major subject categories 
  • Thousands of descriptors 
  • Growing 20% per year 

Search results in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference resolve to Data-Planet Statistical DataSheets, which provide a cleanly formatted visual representation of the data, links to the underlying data, and contextual descriptions of the data source, indicator and dataset from which the indicator derives.

DataSheets provide DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for use in work product, which link to the original DataSheet, with chart, map, trend, etc. An option is also provided for updating the DataSheet with current data.

The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 5,000 datasets containing billions of data points presented in 2+ billion views of data (maps, trends, tables, rankings). All of the data have been standardized, structured, and described with 37 fields of metadata and controlled editorial descriptions. Data-Planet products enable users to find and identify a statistical time series; view it as a table, chart, map, or graph; generate data overlays from multiple sources; or retrieve a citable piece of data and use it in their workflow and work product. 

Discovery Layer: (this is geared for incoming students; freshman and sophomores; search box at the top, snap shots, browsing subject categories).

Statistical Datasets:


You may want to take a look at this LibGuide for Business, Marketing and Economics 

Check out this LibGuide for Climate Data: 

Here is a link to our International LibGuides, which you may feel free to insert into your own subject guides: (Brazil, as an example). Other international guides listing by country:  

Here is a link to state guides: Pennsylvania; (note the A to Z tab, too). 

And a comparison with other statistical aggregators: 

Please email Joann Janosko with comments about this resource.  There will be a luncheon sponsored by Data-Planet early in the spring semester if we can guarantee 30 participants.  Please email Joann If you would like to attend.

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Access Sage Research Methods Cases

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.  No research project exists only on paper or in a vacuum, and these case studies will complement your theoretical understanding, at all levels, by exploring the difficulties, nuances and real-life decisions that researchers face.  SAGE Research Methods Cases has been carefully commissioned to match course content and to meet the needs of methods teachers, students and researchers, internationally. The collection is developed for use in class teaching or by students and researchers seeking applied understanding of research methods.  Each case is equipped with learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide and support understanding.   This resource is now part of IUP Libraries collections.

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Subject Guide

Joann Janosko
Collection Development/E-Resources Librarian

Stapleton G-12