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Data and Statistics for Social Sciences: Getting Started

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SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

A collection of ebook content put together to help understand research methods. The site includes access to the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series as well as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks and other commissioned material; also includes a unique methods map and a discussion forum.

Big Data on

Big Data Tutorials on

Just use your Single sign-on (SSO) to find out about Big Data, a phrase used to quantify data sets that are so large and complex that they become difficult to exchange, secure, and analyze with typical tools. These courses on big data show you how to solve these problems, and many more, with leading IT tools and techniques.

See the latest print and digital resources in Social Sciences research methods, purchased by the Bodleian Social Sciences library.

Social Science Data

Bodleian Libraries

Provide access to an extensive collection of databases via Databases A-Z.

Bodleian Data Library (BDL)

Provides a range of services for researchers & students at the University of Oxford who need to make secondary use of statistics and data.

Nuffield College Library

The largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries holds collections relating to the interests of College members.

Contact the Bodleian Social Science Library if you wish to ask a question or seek more help .

Remote access

Subject and Data Librarian

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John Southall
Bodleian Social Science Library
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+44 (0)1865 2-85936

Data Explorer

Google Public Data Explorer

Makes large public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualise and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You can navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.