THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA DATA LIBRARY
The Data Library provides access to quantitative computer-readable research data from various disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Data Library staff provide assistance with the location, retrieval, and use of data files in the Data Library collection, as well as assistance with the acquisition of data files held elsewhere. To obtain information on statistical resources available through the University of Alberta Library, click here.
Data files are restricted to use by current University of Alberta students, faculty and staff, and are for non-commercial use only. Please note and observe any further data use restrictions associated with particular datasets.
The Data Library provides access to the following kinds of data. Click on the tabs above to access data directly.
MICRODATA comprise of information on each individual, household, business, etc., responding to a survey, with codes (usually numbers) representing the response to each question asked.
AGGREGATE DATA are summary-level data, the result of applying statistical analyses to microdata. Aggregate data are commonly referred to interchangeably with the term ‘statistics’. Aggregate data obtained from the Data Library are often in the form of TABULATIONS, or statistics presented in table format.
TIME SERIES are observations of the same variable (e.g., unemployment rate) made over time, usually at a regular interval such as weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.
MEDIATED ACCESS these data are password-protected and must be accessed with the assistance of Data Library Staff. Access to these data is restricted to researchers meeting access criteria. Please see associated links for further information regarding access restrictions.
DATA SOFTWARE may be required when viewing or working with data accessed via the Data Library.