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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

Boxes on This Free Datasets Subpage

Free Datasets by Category-Census & Vital Statistics

Many free datasets are copyright protected. Internet items are copyright protected. Investigate whether your intended use of an item requires permission from the copyright holder.
Census & Vital Statistics

Free Datasets by Category-Children

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Children

Free Datasets by Category-Community Development

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Community Development

Free Datasets by Category-Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice

Free Datasets by Category-Economic

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Economic

Free Datasets by Category-Education

Many free datasets are copyright protected.  Internet items are copyright protected.  Investigate whether your intended use of an item requires permission from the copyright holder. 
Education

Free Datasets by Category-Elderly

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Elderly

Free Datasets by Category-General/Multidisciplinary

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General/Multidisciplinary

Free Datasets by Category-Health

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Health

Free Datasets by Category-Religion

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Religion

Free Datasets by Category-Social

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Social

Free Datasets by Name

The following datasets can be freely downloaded.  When searching for datasets, consider the following terms: "dataset"  "datasets"  "data set"  "data sets"  "data archive"  "databank"  "data bank"  "data collection"  "data collections"  "data file"  "data files"  "raw data"

Many free datasets are copyright protected.  Internet items are copyright protected.  Investigate whether your intended use of an item requires permission from the copyright holder.  You do not need permission to use datasets that were published before 1923.  You do not need permission to use U.S. federal government created datasets.  Don't forget to properly cite all of the resources that you use.

Datasets Restricted to the WUSTL Community

Off-campus access to the following datasets is restricted to current WUSTL students/faculty/staff.