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MHS Library | 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).

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 from the United States = data from the United Kingdom = data from Australia



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

Our World In Data is a project of the Global Change Data Lab, a registered charity in England.


Teacher Librarian

Search for large Datasets to download

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