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This guide highlights some of the key resources useful for research in sociology.

Starting Points

This section contains a mix of raw and tabular data sources covering a range of geographies and time periods.

United States Census

Foreign Censuses

Many foreign censuses are available through the Library Catalog, using subject searches as shown here.  Not all years or countries may be held in our libraries or even available. Please contact me if you have questions about accessing specific census material.

  • Turkey -- Census
  • Argentina -- Population -- Statistics
  • Urban population -- Japan -- Statistics

Chicago/Cook County Data

See our Chicago Research Library Guide for more data sources

More Sources for Large Data Sets