Finding data and statistics

'Data' is defined here in its broadest sense: research information that is collected and used to inform analysis. This includes audio-visual, textual and – in most cases – statistical data resources.

On these pages, we have highlighted key resources according to theme and region, with information about data providers and types, to help researchers and students identify statistics and data most relevant to their research.

When considering data, it can be useful to think about not only different sources, but also the ways in which data is gathered and provided and what this means for the research process. Students new to using data may find these pages particularly helpful.

The resources on these pages may overlap with those listed on Databases A-Z or SOLO and subject guides. You should also consult those resource discovery tools in the course of your research.