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Data

Dalhousie Libraries provides help in finding and retrieving data and statistics for all kinds of assignments and research projects. Our GIS Centre can help you locate geospatial data, manipulate data in GIS software, and display your results on a map.

We can also help with creating research data management plans and the safe storage and sharing of your research data. Contact: data.management@dal.ca.

Microdata through the Data Liberation Initiative

We have privileged access to Canadian microdata through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), an agreement between some universities and Statistics Canada.

Contact: Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian
Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca
902-494-3189

Health Data

Visit our Health Statistics research guide for help in locating health data and statistics.

Contacts:
Ann Barrett, Librarian for Health Sciences
Ann.Barrett@dal.ca
902-494-1649

Melissa Helwig, Librarian for Health Sciences
Melissa.Helwig@dal.ca
902-494-1338

Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian
Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca
902-494-3189

Social Sciences Data

Visit our Data and Statistics research guide for help in locating social data and statistics.

Contact: Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian
Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca
902-494-3189

GIS Data

Geospatial data can help you perform spatial analysis, visualize patterns and create maps. 

Resources: 
Geospatial data links in the Data and Statistics research guide
GIS Centre internal data sets
GIS Centre external data sets

Contact: gis@dal.ca

Other Data

Check for a data page on your subject area research guide. You can also contact the data librarian for help.

Contact: Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian
Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca
902-494-3189

Atlantic Research Data Centre

The Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) is part of a national network of Research Data Centres. The ARDC provides access to microdata for academic and planning purposes that require more specificity than the datasets available through the DLI. Applications need to be approved to proceed.

Software

Use of these data sets require specialized software. Software available for download by current Dalhousie students, staff & faculty include ArcGIS, SPSS, and more. You will need your Net ID and password to download the software.