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Social Science Data Archive

ATLAS provides data expertise and assistance to help our clients access and use various data repositories related to the social sciences. Our Social Science Data Archive service is available at no cost to faculty, staff, and students of the College of LAS. For all others, nominal fees will apply.

Assistance with the following data resources is available by appointment. You can request an appointment by calling Dawn Owens-Nicholson at (217) 333-7751 or by filling out the Statistical, GIS, or Social Science Data Form.

Custom Data Sets for Courses

ATLAS provides custom data sets drawn from various data repositories for use in LAS courses. Data is delivered via the web and on a file server data share suitable for use in ATLAS classrooms.

Online Data Repositories

Links and information about selected social science data repositories are available online.


ATLAS maintains a CD-ROM data library. Many items are exclusively on CD-ROM, and some require signing confidentiality agreements.

ATLAS 2010 US Census Data

ATLAS provides a formatted version of the raw 2000 US Census data, suitable for use with SPSS, SAS, and Stata. This data is available to the public.

ATLAS CPS (Current Population Survey) Data

ATLAS provides a formatted version of the raw CPS survey data from 1990 to the present; this data is suitable for use with SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R-Base. Available to the public.