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Data Science Resources: Finding Datasets


Datasets are becoming increasingly abundant and accessible online. However, finding relevant data in the sea of information can be a daunting process. This guide is meant to organize reputable data sources by subject for your convenience.

When evaluating a data source, it is important to consider:

  • Where the data is from (authorship)
  • Accessibility (file format)
  • Content (subject & quality)

This section is continuously under development as new sources are added and obsolete ones are removed.

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Library Databases with Datasets

Articles appearing in IEEE Xplore may include access to datasets. Articles with available datasets will usually have a icon visible within the reference. Clicking the icon will allow you to access to the dataset(s).

Note: Datasets in IEEE Xplore are made available via IEEE DataPort, a repository of datasets intended to facilitate analysis and enable reproducible research


To find available datasets within Scopus, first perform a search and obtain your search results. On the top right of your results, you will see a a blue banner and the following link: . Clicking this this link will allow you to view the available datasets.

Note: Mendeley Data is an open research data repository, where researchers can upload and share their research data. Datasets can be shared privately amongst individuals, as well as published to share with the world.

By Subject:


Biology & Life Sciences

Engineering & Scientific Research

Federal Government

Geological & Environmental

Healthcare & Medical


Social Sciences

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