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Data: Locating

How to find, analysis and present data

Definition of data

1factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation

2information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed

3information output by a sensing device or organ that includes both useful and irrelevant or redundant information and must be processed to be meaningful

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2021). Merriam-Webster.com. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/data

Data Search Engines

 

Search by keyword or by country. Comprehensive European search and beyond Europe included.

Websites for Data

An easy way to find, explore and reuse a countries public (usually Government) data

In Google try searching "data.gov"

data.gov = data from the United States

data.gov.uk = data from the United Kingdom

data.gov.au = data from Australia

etc

 

From the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency, United States of America)

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Search for large Datasets to download

Most of the datasets are behind a pay wall, but many popular datasets available.

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