Large Data Archives
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research): Contains mixed methods and qualitative research studies available for download.
UK Data Archive Open Access Qualitative Data: The UKDA provides the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK.
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: Contains several special projects such as the Veterans History Project, the Civil Rights History Project, StoryCorps and more.
Henry A. Murray Research Archive A repository for quantitative and qualitative research data that includes data, audio, and video.
Irish Qualitative Data Archive: A central access point for qualitative social science data generated in or about Ireland.
Syracuse Qualitative Data Repository: QDR stores digital data generated and analyzed through qualitative and multi-method research.
SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online: Includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.
Find a Repository
re3data: Registry of research data repositories. Search for repositories by broad topic area to identify a data archive that contains qualitative information.
Find Research Studies
For help finding qualitative data in published research studies or articles, contact your subject librarian.
Qualitative research is a methodology that can be applied to textual data. In Digital Humanities, the term would be "close reading" (as compared to "distant reading" like text mining).