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Find Data for Analysis

Popular sources for accessing research data sets for dissertations or class projects

Get Help

The best way to get help is by contacting datahelp@gmu.edu. All of our staff members are familiar with different aspects of locating and using data. Send your question and you will be put in touch with the right person.

Data Services Workshops: Check out our workshops on SPSS, Stata, R, Cleaning Data, Surviving a Data Analysis Project, and more. Data Services schedules workshops for the fall and spring semesters. We add and create new workshops throughout the semesters, so check often.

More Information from Data Services: Get more specific information on best practices, software tools and "how to's." 

Contact your subject librarian. Data Services and the subject librarians work together to to help you find resources for your topic area.

Unzipping Files

How do I unzip or uncompress a file?

Files are compressed, or zipped, to save storage space and/or to bundle several files together.  

Instructions on how to unzip files:

For Windows users:  Even though you can see what is in the .zip file, you must unzip the file before you can open the individual files in the archive.